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Answers For Person ID: harris_youth_2011:42611

The gender of the participant, Male or Female Male
The age of the participant, in years. 17
Current grade in school, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. twelfth grade
School location, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Urban or city area
School type, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Public school
Race/ethnicity question asked of participants in Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Black
Text of most memorable dream reports from participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and other sources. Exact question used in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011: We are interested in hearing the story of an especially memorable dream you had, from any time in your life. Please try to recall as many details as possible, including the setting, characters, colors, actions, and any feelings or thoughts you had in the dream. This dream recurred to me a few times in my early youth. The last time I dreamt it I was four years old and attended a preschool. I'd never been in a helicopter but in this dream my preschool teacher and I hovered above my preschool and all its other children. Soon we landed [as if normal] and I went home. At home a grabbed a couple of maple leaves (the Canada kind although my home is New Jersey) pinched each between pointer and thumb fingers and flapped them like wings. I gained flight and flew to my city's downtown district where amongst the usual tall buildings there was Big Ben in the middle (probably a result of watching 101 Dalmations). I flew past the grand clock and over the Atlantic Ocean evidently on route to some place in Europe. I landed at an [American-looking] amusement park similar to Six Flags where my mother was nearby. The dream fades out and I always awake after reaching that destination. I should add that the recurrent dream has one variation in which after crossing the Atlantic I meet a penniless vagrant who wordlessly motions something to me though I cannot recall what.