Some of my friends tell me that they can remember every dream they had but for some reason i cannot. I remember a dream only if i wake up suddenly in the middle of a dream… and it does not usually happen that way. I remember years ago, i used to see this one place in my dream often. I knew the place so well that i felt that if i go there someday in real life, i’ll know all the in’s and out’s as if i have lived there for years. Then that dream just stopped and i do not recollect going to that place in my dream anymore. Strange.
Since its already been over two years since i moved here, i really expect that some day atleast i’ll dream about my life here. To my surprise, that’s never happened. In my dreams i am always in India. I am playing cricket on the streets, teasing my niece, hanging out with my buddies, i am in my previous companies office, it might be about my mom-dad – it can be anything but it will definitly be about my life in India. I wonder why. If the dream is about something thats happening to me here – job/concerts – then the situation is the same but its happening in India. My friends might show up in my dreams but the location is India, Bombay. In fact the other day i was driving home and i was kinda hungry. It was in the evening and in my mind i was thinking of a good place to have vada-pav (a Bombay snack that u dont get here). Strange. Few days ago, i was supposed to kill an hour outside my house and i was thinking of options. I realized i was think of something that i used to do in India. I was actually thinking of going to Planet-M else Prithvi theater. Man!!
Today when i woke up, i said to me "9:00 o’clock wajun gele" (I was talking in Marathi and i was saying "Its past 9:00 already". I dont speak Marathi at all these days (unless i am talking to my parents), yet i was talking in Marathi. I think it had something to do with the dream i was having. I could not recollect the dream though. Since it was already 9:00, i did not try to recollect the dream and i just went to work.
I realized one more thing. When i woke up today, i was not in a happy mood. That mood just stuck on me. I was never in the best of my moods for the entire day, i have a feeling that it has something to do with the dream i had.
Wierd. I dont what causes all this but its quite interesting. I guess my heart is still in India….