I actually had this dream about a year ago, and as has been advised in multiple sources, I wrote down all the details soon afterwards. The dream itself was unusual in that it was lengthy, detailed, and had a variety of scenes, people, and events. Most of my dreams feel truncated somehow - I break from the dream at what seems to be a crucial moment (but don't all dreams seem constantly full of crucial moments?). This one survived in my memory in a complex, complete form.
Details had to be changed or deleted prior to submitting the piece to insolent rudder
. There were some incongruous elements in the original, such as a hospital bed in the elevator, well-dressed, ghostly children running with a kite on the roof of the building, a stone church on a grassy lawn, and an elderly woman who served me a bowl of soporific pasta. The original was double the length of the published version.
I looked up some websites on how to remember dreams and found this
. This "tip" interested me the most. On one hand, it seems practical and rooted in science. On the other hand, certain terms which I have bolded for emphasis, stood out, as I don't mind if dreams are not lucid or meaningful.Take vitamin B-6 (50-200mg) about a half hour before you go to sleep. Your dreams will become more vivid, colorful and lucid. Also melatonin can produce more intense and meaningful dreams.