Normally, when I remember dreams they are wisps of memory floating away from my newly awakened body that I must reach up and grab before they escape me. This morning, I had absolutely no recollection of my dream from last night and it was only later as I was reading “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” on the train that the wisps came floating back to me and coalesced back into memory. (Great book, by the way. Neil Gaiman.) That my dream was water based and one of the main themes of the book is water may be a coincidence, but it’s a striking one nonetheless. On to the dream.
I was in a bathroom washing my hands. The bathroom was all white. In the process of washing my hands, I discovered that the sink was leaking from somewhere and water was pooling on the floor. There was a compartment of some sort located just under the sink. To open it, you just pulled off the door. Kind of like it was only held on just by magnets only not. I pull the door off and water comes out, only not like you would normally expect water to behave. It came out in a cube formed to fit the dimensions of the compartment. After it had fully escaped the compartment, it behaved exactly like normal water and fell to the floor.
I decide to take this opportunity to teach everyone else in the house about fluid dynamics. I gather everyone around and put the door back on and let the compartment fill with water. I position a garbage can under the compartment to catch the water and then I pull off the door. The water comes oozing out as before. As this is happening, I explain to everyone assembled that the water holds its form because the water molecules bond with each other when in an enclosed space and the resulting surface tension is strong enough to hold the water’s shape until it clears the container. I reposition the garbage can slightly and the water clears the compartment, starts behaving like normal water once again and every drop gets caught by the garbage can.