3 PART DREAM:
1) There is a major earthquake and Earth’s tectonic places are moving. But not millimeters at a time, they are starting to move hundreds of feet within seconds, and are moving from a horizontal position to vertical, so people are plunging to their deaths. It is very theatrical looking and not at all scientifically accurate. We might die.
2) I am swimming in a hotel swimming pool. There are evil people after something, but I don’t know what they are after. In order for them to find what they are looking for, they are searching for the person with a particular necklace – a thick, shiny, diamond encrusted cross – which I happen to have around my neck. To wear this cross is dangerous. My diamond wedding rings are also dangerous, though not AS dangerous as the necklace. I can’t let on that I know these people are evil, and that they are looking for me, so I pretend make small talk with them and try to conceal my jewelry. My mom is chatting with us and doesn’t realize what is going on. Once the evil people walk away and are out of sight, I cut her off mid-sentence, take off the necklace and rings, give it to her and tell her to RUN! I emphasize that she needs to leave that very moment, so we have a chance of escaping alive.
3) Evil villains are holding us hostage – they might kill us unless we can give them what they want – and there is a time limit. They are looking for one particular song on a CD. We have to search a room that is holding millions of CDs. The CDs are not arranged by artist or alphabetically, instead, 2-3 lines of lyrics from each song are hand-written, in blue ink, into journals. The shelves are lined with journals and each one is at least 4 feet by 3 feet in size, a foot thick – lined with notebook paper. The song gives the bad guys information about what they have to do next, so they are evil instructions, I guess. I think to myself, there is no way on Earth we will ever be able to figure out what all of these songs are, and find the song they are looking for, in time. If we can’t figure it out, we might die.
ANALYSIS (Other than, I think I might die? WTF?):
EARTHQUAKE: Dream Forth tells me that this dream signifies my uncertainty, anxieties, and feelings of being out of control. My nacho eating and wine drinking is definitely out of control. Typically August is my month of sloth and gluttony, but then the school year starts, and I get back on track. By now, I’m usually back in the routine of jogging a few days per week, doing yoga one or two times per week, and even the using the occasional workout video in my basement (can I get a whoot whoot for Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred?!) This year, however, sloth and gluttony have consumed August, September and October, so far. Is my subconscious me trying to shake some sense into awake me? Possibly. But, if that is the case, apparently I don’t listen to myself all that well. And, as a result, I have some anxiety about the toll this will take on my thighs. Way of Tao tells me that the earthquake represents my tendency to block change – or a tendency to hold my ground. I am certainly holding my ground in terms of the gluttony/slothness. Way of Tao reinforces the fact that I am a prisoner of Newton’s First Law. Damn you, inertia!
DIAMONDS: Dream Force gives me a multitude of explanations behind the diamonds. Diamonds could suggest a completeness of my being. It could also signify my solid nature and dependability. Or, the dream could signify my narcissism and egotism. Another option is that I could be trying to pull away from others. Dream Moods sheds some light, indicating that dreaming of diamonds indicates financial hardships. Too much thinking to try to decipher that one, so here is a random plug: Onassis Jewelery, in California. This is where my husband had my engagement ring made, and it turned out great. Tip for all you single ladies – know what your actual ring size is, before you tell your boyfriend/fiance what you think it is. Double check your facts. That way, you won’t be like me and end up getting a ring almost 2 sizes too large. But, also know, you can always just hold your fingers together with a death grip for weeks on end, because God knows you don’t want to take that sucker off to get it sized, once you’ve got it on. Maybe my love for my engagement ring makes me a narcissist? If so, mystery solved.
CUTTING OFF MOTHER IN MID-SENTENCE: My grandmother is an incessent talker. She could talk for hours without taking a breath, and does not require a response in return, to keep her going. Yes, she will still ask you questions, but she will not listen to your response. She definitely has ADHD, and probably could use some meds. She says she doesn’t want to take one more medication, since she already has that “Days of the Week” pill box, stuffed to the brim, but really, once you are taking 32 pills a day, why not make it 33? As a result of her nonstop verbage, sometimes she just needs to be cut off, and whoever does this runs the risk of appearing rude. Luckily, my mother loves her so much that she isn’t afraid to be rude. For the greater good. I find it slightly amusing that in my dream I cut off my mom. Question: Do all family cycles repeat?