I've been having a few nights of vivid dreams accompanied by insomnia. They say that both are quite common with the antimalarial medication I'm taking (Mefloquine). I don't mind the dreams so much. At least not so far. They are different from my dreams in the past, mostly because they are in such crisp living color.
The first one I noticed, I was standing on a steep hillside overlooking a beautiful Caribbean bay. The water was royal blue and the sky was clear and sunny. There were a couple of people I didn't recognize a little closer to the water form me when all of a sudden, a Medivac helicopter came swooping down over my head in the direction of the water and crashed into the bay! I was stunned and tried to run and help but my legs felt like they wouldn't move forward very well (as so often happens in my dreams when I try to run). I could see the helicopter lying on it's side on the bottom, submerged in shallow water and started yelling for the others to try and help when I woke up.
Last nights I dreamed I was in a near car crash while in a taxi and the driver was laughing because he didn't speak English and I didn't speak... whatever he spoke! Like a mad lunatic, he drove me over a wall and we plunged toward the ocean (also royal blue) as he continued to laugh hysterically. There was a building rising strait up out of the sea with a swimming pool on the roof top surrounded by sun bathers. I woke up before we hit water or could recognize anyone.
The most menacing thing about it was I couldn't fall back asleep for 2-3 hours after! Just laying there thinking about nothing. I finally got up and read a medical journal about treating acne. Great!
Both dreams involved water and I'm here in the sub Saharan desert. I'm also a Pisces. Perhaps Yung's dream analysis might be my next book.