It has happened a few times when in my dreams I open the door, the small room looks empty, harmless, yet something doesn’t feel right. Reassuring myself everything is alright I close it. I make sure the light is off and the door locked. I walk away.
There is no one nearby, there is nothing inside and the light switch is outside; I know what I did, I know it is locked. I know the light is off. Then why… why do I always have to turn my head knowingly something has changed? Why am I scared to look? And why do I always have to catch a glimpse of light under the door?
I slowly go back and switch the light off while trying to convince myself that probably I didn’t check it well the first time, but now I got it right and the light is off, of course it is off… I just did it, and I just checked…. and checked again.
Of course it happens again, that light under the door is there, it just happened in a blink of an eye. What am I supposed to do? Do I have to open the door and confront whatever wants my attention? Should I just ignore it and swiftly walk away hoping I will forget all about it? I feel anxious. I am scared.
By this time I would normally wake up. I go to the toilet. Maybe it is just mere coincidence and it is my body letting me know I have to go, not a very nice way to wake me up of course… Unless there is something else; and I am afraid there is probably something else.