I know people dream every night and they are usually nothing of great note and to most people reading this, it is also probably nothing at all noteworthy to them but to me it really was and it was exactly how I would imagine death to feel. I have had plenty of horrific dreams before, I have dreams that involve deep water very often (maybe I’m drowning or trapped inside a flooding ship with no likely possibility of escape) I’ve also had quite realistic rape attack dreams. Neither of these have ever resulted in death. Lots of people say you can’t die in dreams and if you do you are dead in real life and for about five minutes after I woke I wasn’t sure if I was alive or not, I am still unsure, maybe after we die we carry on living as if the thing that killed us never actually took place and it has just been wiped from our memories. Anyway, my dream! So, I was on a train that was travelling pretty fast a across a stretch of open water and very close to the terminal station. I turned to my friend and said “if this track was to give way, we would die, wouldn’t we?” she rolled her eyes at me and said yes. I thought about how it would feel to drown and panicked a little then noticed that we were heading towards the end of the track (a big purple wall) and picking up speed. Everyone in my carriage was screaming. When we hit the wall, there were a few seconds of excruciating pain along with a very intense heat, which I could only imagine to be fire from the explosion. I had my eyes closed and I could feel my whole body melting, but it wasn’t an unpleasant feeling, I felt really euphoric. I knew I was dying and was completely okay with it. Then everything went white and deadly silent, it was the brightest light I have ever seen. Then I died. Then I woke. I hope that death feels similar to this in real life, if so, there isn’t much reason to fear it. I was quite accepting of it even though I know there is so much more in life that I want to experience. Then again, it was only a dream.