The dictionary defines a dream as
詞典上對“夢”的解釋是

a "Series of thoughts or visions during sleep."
睡夢中一連串的思緒或者圖像

Biologists say
生物學家說

dreams are our brains way of organizing, storing, and remembering what we have seen the day before.
夢只是我們的大腦對之前的一天所看到的的東西進行整理,存儲和回憶的方式

Psychologists say
心理學家認為

dreams sometimes help us work out our issues
有時夢想能幫助我們解決我們的困難

and emotional problems.
和情緒問題

Most people, however, think
不過,大多數人都認為

dreams are unimportant
夢并不重要

and do their best to ignore and forget them.
他們總是竭力忽視夢境,忘記夢境

Lately,
最近

my own dreams have had a lot of visitors.
我自己的夢境中有許多的拜訪者

While my brain has been remembering what happened the day before
我的大腦回憶著前一天發生的事情

and my heart has been working out my issues and problems,
我的心設法為自己排難解憂

I keep seeing my Dad, Mom, Nana, and friend Kai.
同時,我數次見到了父親,母親,外婆,還有我的朋友Kai

The funny thing is all of them are deceased.
可是他們都已經不在了

None of them have been a part of my daily life for years now.
數年以來,他們中沒有誰在我的日常生活中出現過

While I remember them all with love,
我回憶起他們,心中只有愛

I have no issues or problems to work out with any of them.
沒有任何與她們有關的困擾或者心結需要解開

Why then do they visit my dreams night after night?
為什么他們會在深夜拜訪我的夢境?

When I see my Dad, Mom, Nana, and Kai
當我看見父親,母親,奶奶和kai的時候

they all seem younger and healthier than they were when they died.
他們都比去世的時候看上去更年輕,更健康

They have no pain in their faces
他們的臉上看不出病痛

and their smiles share only love and joy.
他們的微笑只是表達出愛意和喜悅

They seem to be there only to comfort me,
他們的出現似乎只是為了讓我舒心

to reassure me,
讓我更加堅定

and to give me strength to face life
給我面對生活的勇氣

and to live it with love.
讓我用愛去面對每一天

Each time I awake after one of these dreams
每次做這樣的夢醒來后的清晨

I feel at peace again
我的心歸于寧靜

and thank goodness for their visit.
為他們的拜訪心存感恩

Maybe there is more to dreams
或許,夢境的意義

than just what the dictionary and scientists say.
比辭典上的注解和科學家的理論更多

Maybe our dreams have a way
或許我們的夢境是一種方式

of letting us see out of this world
讓我們洞穿此世

and into the next.
看到另一個世界

Maybe our loved ones come to us in our dreams
或許,我們所愛的人會在夢境中來拜訪我們

to let us know
是為了讓我們知道

that they still love us,
他們仍愛著我們

they still are watching over us,
他們仍注視著我們

and they are waiting to see us once again
他們等待著與我們重聚

when our days on this earth are done.
當我們在這個世界的時間終了的時候

Maybe time like death is just an illusion
或許時間和死亡一樣,都是虛妄的

and only love is real.
只有愛是真實存在

I wish you all sweet dreams.
我愿你們所有人都有美夢