I dreamt that I was in a place full of life—vivid greens springing out of the ground and whimsical flowers dancing up the sides of mountain peaks. I could run fast without tiring; almost as if flying. Cool misty clouds creeped across a glassy, green-tinged lake below the cliffside I ran to.
Suddenly, I found myself at the bottom of a pool, discombobulated and afraid of drowning. Stretching my arm towards the sky, I eventually broke the surface but saw that I was now in a valley hidden between these majestic mountains. The water was dirty, grass had dried and turned a singed brown color, and floating in the pool were old, broken water toys.
I awoke with this feeling:
Sehnsucht: a German noun translated as “longing”, “yearning”, or “craving”, or in a wider sense a type of “intensely missing”. However, Sehnsucht is difficult to translate adequately and describes a deep emotional state.