SAD DREAM

I had a dream a few nights ago. I do not know how much of it I can remember, but I will try. The start of where I remember is when I was in the bathroom trying to explain to this woman who was in a stall. It was like she was me in my dream, but somehow no matter how much I tried to explain she still did not understand. I had gone into the bathroom to escape notice and conversation with my former employer who was standing outside. In the bathroom their were curling irons for women to use to curl their hair. I started to use one of these and another woman in the bathroom whom I did not know became bossy, telling me how to do it, so I quit. Then in my dream I was at a lake with my grandmother. She was dead. I knew this and she did too, but in my dream she was dead but looked and acted very much alive. Sometimes I would look at her and she would turn dark and I could see the deadness in her eyes, as if she was from another world but gracing me with her presence in this one of my dream. She was also a reflection of me in some strange sort of way, as if to say I was turning into my grandmother and I was becoming or already dead. My grandmother was very pretty. We were looking out at the lake. She kept putting on and pulling off her sunglasses as she was speaking to me. My grandmother was telling me about life and love. I think she was telling me to wake up and start loving before it was too late and I was dead like her. We had been brought to the lake by someone who was her caretaker. I do not know how to explain this person really. It was like it was my animal side. Another version of me. It was an attractive human-animal person, that almost looked like a raccoon, rather feminine, with big eyes. She was wearing a trench coat, and a big purple hat. The human-animal person was out on a boat in the water. My grandmother and I asked her how it was and she said it was lovely and that we should join her. Then I was driving my car and a cop was behind me. He pulled me over. He was not wearing a shirt. He had on sunglasses and a big cowboy hat. I was mad and asked if he was going to give me a ticket, and he said no he just wanted to give me this half eaten birthday cake. I was very angry and I did not want the half eaten birthday cake…Then I drove off, all alone…

JANE À PARIS

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SAD DREAM

JaneAParis

Joined February 2008

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A psychological journey in my mind at night. I actually understand most of my dreams pretty well, however explaining is difficult. Basically I think this dream is about fear of loss of youth, love, and control of my sexuality. There are many symbolic representations in this dream. The lady in the stall in the bathroom is me, stalled in life and love, and not understanding how to proceed. The bossy lady represents me wanting to have the control that I should be able to have. The employer I avoided would have to be my ex-husband. My grandmother is me in this dream, and she was very pretty. I look much like her. She is dead, but she is trying to tell me to live and love. The animal-human on the boat in the lake represents my sexual desires and love. She wants me to come out there but I can’t, I am hindered, stuck on the side of the lake in the dark with my dead grandmother. The cop who pulls me over represents a lost love. He lost his shirt sort of speak over me. He wants to be my savior but I have sent him away because I am mad about having no control and being insulted with half eaten cakes as gifts. As I drive away I am sad, because I loved him.

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