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    Dreams are often the subconscious making visual stories about what we are thinking about.

    I'd just interpret yours as since you have a love of photography, you subconsiously worry that something may stop you from being able to do it.

    Doesn't mean it's a premonition, just that you have been subconsciously worried about losing the ability to do what you love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laz
    No. But I seen to dream a lot about having a huge cigar and where I'm a hot dog chasing a doughnut. I'm always a "foot long" hot dog. I'm sure they're meaningless.
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    Thats not a dream, its a fantasy.

    Besides a donut is just a hot dog made of dough rolled in a circle. Meaning that you are gay, with a big cigar.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scootermm
    ... The end result being I lost my eyesight. ... Anyone ever thought about this prospect? As to what you would do? would your creative impulses be redirected towards another passion? music perhaps?...
    First, I wouldn't get too worked up over a dream. I think Mike may have hit it when he asked what you had to eat (or drink).

    But to answer your question (and I am twice your age): Have I thought about this? Yes.

    I think everyone thinks about these things past a certain age. Once one realizes that they are not, in fact, immortal, or indestructable while living, one thinks about a lot of things.

    Eyesight diminishes, hearing diminishes, etc. It's a fact of life; we can't do too much about it, beyond corrective lenses (and other therapies) and hearing aids, etc.

    As for actual blindness or deafness, that's another level. And, it is scary!! What would I do? Don't know exactly, but I guess I would have no choice but to deal with it.

    I am an amatuer photographer and musician. If one faculty failed, I would obviously revert to what I could do. If both failed, well, I'd likely be very old anyway.

    I don't mean to sound flippant about this, but I would advise you not to worry about these things. All one can do is take care of themselves and be careful. And, if something happens (as in your dream: an accident) then you will find that we humans can have a remarkable capacity to adapt.

    And lay off the midnight pizzas!

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    There are some of us who are already living your dream. My eye sight is rapidly deteriating, I am no longer able to walk on my own, (power chair) my hands and feet are so numb I can no longer drive a car, remove and replace tiny screws in a camera shutter and my motorcycles sit idle, batteries charged tanks full and spotless just waiting for me. I have a thing called Diabetes and though my Doctor, family and myself continue to do everything possible to stop it, it gets worse dailey. I pretty much understand what my future holds, and I'll play the hand I've been dealt to best of my ability. But when it is all gone, It won't be the end of the world for me, just another change in my life to get used to. I guess I don't have too much faith in dreams, but I am glad I can still have them! Charlie...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky
    Thats not a dream, its a fantasy.

    Besides a donut is just a hot dog made of dough rolled in a circle. Meaning that you are gay, with a big cigar.


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    LOL! --but as Freud said, "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar" (or was it Groucho Marx? )
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Brown
    I think everyone thinks about these things past a certain age. Once one realizes that they are not, in fact, immortal, or indestructable while living, one thinks about a lot of things.

    Eyesight diminishes, hearing diminishes, etc. It's a fact of life; we can't do too much about it, beyond corrective lenses (and other therapies) and hearing aids, etc.
    Huh? what did you say, I didn't hear you? Wait, lemme find my glasses; damn forgot where I put 'em. ouch my back hurts. Now what were we talking about? Oh hell forget it, anyone know where I put my Viagra?

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    I found it hard to find my faith until I went back to sleep......

    I also have dreams very similar, and am probably around the same age as you. When I loose my eyesight in my dreams, I start dreaming with my senses- this is where it gets strange----- I start sculpting with clay and I can smell the type it is and feel the warmth or cold of it (again this is in my dreams). Then, a couple of times as I am having one of these dreams, I dream I fall on ice and someone ice skates over all my fingers. I am still dreaming in senses but can not even sculpt. I chalk these up to creative anxiety.

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    I think Tanya has hit the nail on the head... creative anxiety.

    I have always had very vivid and 'active' dreams, too... my hubby says it's the 'creative' thing. I used to have a recurring dream... very strange, almost like I was reliving something from a past that was not mine! I could even remember the smells in that dream. Every time I'd have that dream I'd think to myself "Oh... it's that dream again"... kinda like watching a re-run on TV.

    Don't worry too much about this dream... dreams are where all the insecurities we supress during the day come out to play. If you have the dream again, remind yourself that it is a dream, and look at it in the same way you would watch a movie... entertainment; nothing more, nothing less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Webb
    There are some of us who are already living your dream. My eye sight is rapidly deteriating, I am no longer able to walk on my own, (power chair) my hands and feet are so numb I can no longer drive a car, remove and replace tiny screws in a camera shutter and my motorcycles sit idle, batteries charged tanks full and spotless just waiting for me. I have a thing called Diabetes and though my Doctor, family and myself continue to do everything possible to stop it, it gets worse dailey. I pretty much understand what my future holds, and I'll play the hand I've been dealt to best of my ability. But when it is all gone, It won't be the end of the world for me, just another change in my life to get used to. I guess I don't have too much faith in dreams, but I am glad I can still have them! Charlie...........
    Damn Sorry to here this Charlie....afraid I watched my mother go through pretty much everything you described. She beat cancer (3 different boughts with that) managed to live 12 years after it was discovered, but in the end the Diabetes took it's tool. Can tell from your post, you have a good spirit, so don't lose that...it will carry you far and remember we are all having good thoughts for you. Some day, I hope to hear that this is one disease that has a cure. Sincerely, Mike Castles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Webb
    There are some of us who are already living your dream. My eye sight is rapidly deteriating, I am no longer able to walk on my own, (power chair) my hands and feet are so numb I can no longer drive a car, remove and replace tiny screws in a camera shutter and my motorcycles sit idle, batteries charged tanks full and spotless just waiting for me. I have a thing called Diabetes and though my Doctor, family and myself continue to do everything possible to stop it, it gets worse dailey. I pretty much understand what my future holds, and I'll play the hand I've been dealt to best of my ability. But when it is all gone, It won't be the end of the world for me, just another change in my life to get used to. I guess I don't have too much faith in dreams, but I am glad I can still have them! Charlie...........
    Charlie,

    Sorry to hear about your health problems...I echo what Mike said...hopefully someday this will be history. Growing old isn't for the faint of heart.

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