And then I sensed some zombies coming from behind and did something that I love doing in dreams: jumping higher than possible on Earth in order to run away.
The night before, I had another of those annoying "driving and my eyes are closing on their own and I can't get them open" dreams. This time I was actually the "copilot," either that or we were in Britain and the other person was the copilot. Either way, when I realized they weren't going to open up, I pulled over (how I managed this with my eyes closed, I dunno). When I finally got my eyes open, I woke up.
I used to think those kinds of dreams were caused by the fact that when I used to drive between Creston and Osceola to get to and from work, I would have difficulty staying awake because the drive was so desperately dull. It was a real worry for quite a few months, but I solved that problem eventually and anyway, I haven't drove for almost 3 years. I suppose it could still have some deeper meaning, but I have a new theory as to why I still have those dreams. You see, when I sleep I often have this strange problem of being partially awake while sleeping. I don't know quite how to explain it, but I can sense parts of the outside world while I'm asleep, and I'm aware of being asleep and dreaming and so if a dream goes somewhere I don't like, I can usually redirect it. And while that part of it is good, I think it causes some problems in me, like making sleep less restful. I also think it might be the cause of the "can't open my eyes" dreams - I think there's some kind of mistake happening sometimes where my dreamself thinks *my* body is its body and of *course* MY eyes are closed.