I never really remember my dreams, and so it's unusual for me that I do recall quite some detail about last night's dream.
I was in my office. Not my real office, of course. But there's a tall, square-sided glass building which seems to function as my office. I was looking out of the window at the planes flying overhead. The "dream" office is definitely in London, although not in Chiswick where my real office is. More likely in Edgware Road where my first office in London was.
And then I saw a missile fire up from amongst the low buildings and into the sky. Suddenly, the engine of a plane came drifting down. Yes drifting - not falling - and hovered outside the office window for a few minutes. It was close enough that the office was shaking. The flight number (SK996 for those who care) was written on the engine.
And so this concerned me, as I was flying to Las Vegas from Heathrow that evening, and I wondered whether the airport would still be open. It was at that point that I found myself in a huge underground shopping complex in Uxbridge. After walking for what seemed like miles, we ended up at the Hammermith and City line platform and got the train to Heathrow. Which was open again and planes were flying.
I find this interesting. Not in any supernatural, prescient, sense of course. Just because I can remember this dream in much more detail than normal. It's fairly normal for me to remember dreams in quite a lot of detail as soon as I wake up, but then over the following hours the clarity fades and by the time the day is growing old, I forget even the main thrust of the dreams.
But there are locations which come up again and again in my dreams. There's the tower block with the garden on top. Which I think is the same building as my office which keeps recurring in my dreams. Most of the time the building is in London, but it has been in Beijing once, next to a hotel with an amazing foyer and huge lush green gardens with tables amongst the trees where you can eat the most amazing Chinese food.
Dreams are odd. I guess that's what I'm saying.