We are ready. We are waiting for that phone call. Time pass slower as tension increases in silence. We are a few of us waiting at the student house for that verdict. The delay puts some shy hope in our look and allows our bodies relax just a bit when the phone rings and we jump. The phone rings and continuous ringing but nobody have the courage to answer. Finally the tension is so high that makes me wake up as well as the phone’s rings in my living room.
Dream incorporation is a common phenomenon whereby an actual sensation, such as environmental sounds, are incorporated into dreams, such as hearing a phone ringing in a dream while it is ringing in reality or dreaming of urination while wetting the bed. Sounds, smells, lights and other stimuli from our sleeping environment often get absorbed into our dreams, challenging our dreaming minds to incorporate them into the dream storyline in a way that makes sense. It is well known that during our sleep there may be many external stimuli bombarding the senses, and the brain often interprets the stimulus and makes it a part of a dream in order to ensure continued sleep. Many of you had experience the incorporation of external stimuli in a dream, and most probably very similar as mine. When you hear the doorbell, it begins. Your brain is racing madly creating the story. You might wake up three seconds after, but in that time you'll have dream a one-hour story.
So far so good, except for a little detail I couldn't forget. I remember the silence before the ring. I remember a "before" without the sound that would wake me up “later”. A before silence, and a later sound. That silence, that "before", I cannot forget. Was it an illusion built by my sleepy brain to ensure continuous sleep? Or that explanation is just the acceptable scientific answer to avoid facing the possibility of a paranormal phenomenon: precognition?