Re: ever listen to your dreams?
Not to be a 'wet blanket' (ha-ha) but when I dream of *water* (rain, puddle, ocean, river, snow, pool, hose-spray) it means my bladder is full and I need to wake up and go potty.
I have had a few dreams that were very realistic. I remember one when I was in High School and one of my friends at that time was a neighbor boy who I rode horses with. His Grandfather would take him and his horse once a week to a lesson and they would sometimes show in the summer weekends. Anyhow, he came back from one lesson where the instructor was trying to get a smoother "back" from his horse when the judges would ask them to back up in a smooth line. Rather than using the reins, which caused the horse to swing his head up in resistance, hollow his back and not back-up very well, this instructor taught him how to cue his horse by squeezing his legs. (bump the bit and slowly squeeze, when the horse would back, release the pressure on the bit, but keep squeezing to ask the horse to back up)
So, he and I were trying to teach my old horse that 'trick'. I dreamed that night, that I'd ridden Cochise at home, squeezed my legs and he backed up in a straight line all the way across the corral! I was so excited, I was riding Cochise over to my friend's house to go trail-riding and very excited to tell him about how Cochise backed up...when I was halfway there, and realized it had all been a dream! *laughing* What a let down!