I had a lucid dream the other night. My second one actually, but the first time (a couple weeks ago) I didn’t really know it was a lucid dream (I was conscious it was a dream but I just wanted to wake up and couldn’t, and spent the whole time anxious). This time I knew I was dreaming and even though I still had a bit of anxiety about not being able to wake up, I decided to go with it. It’s funny because in my dream there were things I could control and things I couldn’t (much like real life I guess). I was in a home (literally my dream home lol) and it was a 4 bed 3 bath ranch style house. I could control where I walked and decide which doors to open (or not), but couldn’t predict what was behind them. And so I went through all the doors with a bit of trepidation since I didn’t know what I would find. But it turned out to be a really normal house (it didn’t even have a walk-in closet lol, but it did have a beautiful green tiled bathroom like the one pictured). There was only one door I didn’t open and it was to the attic, so who knows what kind of subconscious terrors lie there. Then I wanted to go to the beach so I did. It was a big beach like the ones in southern California (where the distance from the water to the street seems like a mile) but the sand and water was like a Hawaiian beach. Anyway have you guys ever had a lucid dream before? So trippy. Next time I’ll try flying lol.
In other news I read this article from the Guardian asking the question “Should museums return their colonial artefacts?” . It’s an interesting debate. I listened to the BBC podcast A History of the World in 100 Objects (all 100 episodes) and I was a bit shocked at all the items the British pillaged/obtained during their centuries of colonialism. I do think they should return the items if asked (much like returning indigenous remains). But if these museums returned all the items, would they have enough left for their own museum?