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Sometimes I may have dreams where there is an unknown factor present in my memory of a dream after awakening, but I can't exactly place what the missing piece is. This forgotten dream piece might be a person, a place, an event, a song, or any number of other things that somehow stood out within the dream so that I remember that it was there, but I just can't seem to remember what it was.
It may be that the missing piece is something that was not in the dream at all but should have been. In the remembering of the dream I may feel the need to place the piece into the dream somehow but I just can't figure out what might have been missing. If I think about it enough I may fabricate a memory of this x factor. Still I know that I am lying to myself.
One frequent x factor of dreams I have had is the recollection of a song or piece of music that I recall having heard in the dream. There is a distinct memory of music having been present in the dream, but I will have absolutely no recall of what the melody was. This is often frustrating to me because I tend to be musically minded and want to know if the music was original to the dream or something I'd known from waking life. When I have been able to remember songs, I have often written them down and they seem quite good. It's frustrating to lose one.
Then there are the dreams where the entire subconscious experience becomes one big X in the memory. I know the dream was there and might even remember a few elements of it, but the dream is lost. This is the most frequent dream experience. Usually I don't take the time to review and study what I have dreamed and actually write it down. The dreams are forgotten. Those dreams become relegated to the X File of my mind.
If my nightly dreams are all part of a formula to figure out who I am, then there are many unsolved x's in the equation. Too bad. Those x's may be gone forever.
Have you had missing pieces from your dreams that have vexed you? Is there an X factor in your subconscious mind?