[quote]Originally posted by poor taylor:
<strong>It's funny that's the case with you. When I'm at school and my room is always lit (from huge street lights outside), my dreams tend to be very vague, usually short, and fairly meaningless (the ones I can remember, anyway). When I go home to visit my parents, who live in the country and the room is totally pitch black, i can usually just remember having one extremely vivid dream, when i wake up it's as if i just watched a movie. this happens almost without fail every time i go home. </strong><hr></blockquote>
Indeed that is odd, I occasionally have a vivid dream when the moon is not around, but more often than not, I can't remember my dreams at all or they slip away as soon as I wake up. Since I live in the middle of nowhere, there are no other lights around outside so I haven't been able to see if it's the light or the presence of the moon.
Next month I'll put something over my windows and see what happens.
[quote]<strong>of course, there could be somekind of psychological connection between going home and my dreams (maybe because i'm always more relaxed at home, no stresses of school, life is generally happier, etc.) than just the light outside my windows. maybe i'll try one of those mask things and report back.
That could be it, because when I go on vacation in the summer, I usually have more vivid dreams, and also after something good happening and when I am in a good mood. I rarely have a nightmare, and it only happens when I'm not in a good mood. Though, most of my nightmares are kinda cool.
[quote]<strong>unless, of course the connection is with the moon or moonlight itself -- not just the amount of general light coming in! a truly spooky idea but much more fun to consider!</strong><hr></blockquote>
Maybe the moon's gravitational pull does something to our minds?