Friday, February 25, 2011

Not too weird as dreams go

But it was weird how vividly I remembered it after I woke up. Here is the dream:

I am about to leave a place, a cross between a hotel and a dorm. I don't have much time and I haven't packed yet but I am not concerned. (Strange thing #1: I am usually aware of time and like to be ready.) Instead of packing, I am walking up and down some stairs.

when I finally decide to pack, I realize I brought too many pairs of shoes (strange thing #2, I usually pack only one pair of shoes for my trips.) Not only that, but they are strewn everywhere, not just in my room. And I can't find matching pairs.

Why is my blog post about a dream? Because it's Friday and my brain is ready for some quirk.

Also, some of you may have good ideas about how to interpret the dream. Have a go at it.

Happy Friday.


Bish Denham said...

I will relate this to writing...You don't have much time. Does something need to get done that you're putting off? (Something you're writing?) Shoes strewn everywhere, a certain amount of mess. Is there something messy in you life (a messy manuscript?) Can't find pairs of shoes, missing pieces. Is something missing in your life? (Are there holes in your story?)

Yat-Yee said...

Bish: am I procrastinating? Is there mess in my house? Yes, and yes! As for missing pieces: don't know yet. Thanks!

C. N. Nevets said...

I usually find that the details of the dream are clutter. When you get right down to it, the core issues that you were experiencing in the dream were (a) an unpreparedness that your dream self seemed comfortable with, and (b) you weren't being yourself.

Seems like to me, part of your subconscious thinks that some part of you isn't being true to yourself and that you've become complacent and accepting of that.

Not necessarily a bad thing. Might mean that you're making peace with a compromise you've deliberately made that might well be the right choice. Or, if it could be something you're mostly unaware but trying to figure out how to address.

Yat-Yee said...

Nevets: becoming comfortable with who I'm not. Hmmm. That's really interesting. There are compromises made all the time: life isn't rosy like I want it to be. And you're right. Some of that may be good. Maybe not being always on top of things isn't such a bad thing for me. My dream is telling me that it's okay to chillax...Or that I've become a slacker with no firm moral ground. *Ponders*

C. N. Nevets said...

Dreams often incorporate a dilemma, don't they? I think sometimes we look for answers in dreams, when really the reason our brain is wrestling with something in goofy imagery when we're asleep is precisely because it doesn't have the answer -- but is trying to to wrestle with the question.

Domey Malasarn said...

I see this dream as being about sacrifice. You're in a rush to go somewhere, and you have to make tough choices. And, maybe you're worried that you haven't been thinking hard enough about these choices. It's your braining telling you to worry because you're worried that you're not worried enough.

Yat-Yee said...

It's your braining telling you to worry because you're worried that you're not worried enough.

Domey: that makes total sense to me.

jbchicoine said...

I have no idea what it means, but I have a lot of 'packing up' and trying to 'get somewhere' dreams...but I do a lot of that in real life.

So, are you trying to get somewhere?