We are traveling and part of our caravan involves several blimps. From where we are we can see out in front of us through a large domed window. There is an accident – people are screaming and scared. There is a little boy about 8 years old by himself, crying. We can tell things are going from bad to worse. The blimp in front of us explodes, fire and gases are hurl towards us, break the domed glass and sweep over us. I grab the boy and cover him with myself, hoping we don’t get burned too badly.
BLIMPS: Dream Moods informs me that riding in a blimp could indicate an inflated view of myself. Alternatively, it could be a metaphor for my weight and issues about my physical appearance. Hm. Analysis Option A) I have an over-inflated view of how much I am able to help my students. Really, we can’t make that much of an impact, right? Some days I think so, other days, not so much.
Example: I teach my 4th hour some yoga breathing exercises to de-stress. One says he feels better, one writes a poem about breathing and de-stressing and one “macho” kid practices his breathing at home.
I made an impact!
Me: You have 2 more class periods to finish this test.
X: No I don’t.
Me: You do.
X: Why are you doing this to me? You are so mean. You’re dumb.
Puts test in random file cabinet
Me: I’m not mean or dumb. You know that.
X: Your cat is ugly
Me: Are you just saying that to be mean?
X: Yes. I don’t like you.
Me: That’s ok. But that should also probably be an inside thought.
X: PBBBBTTTT! I can’t work 1st hour!
Me: You have worked in here before in 1st hour?
X: Well, I didn’t l…mumble mumble
X: Opens my desk drawer, and pulls out 10 little laminated pictures of Norm from Cheers (long story). X uses white out tape to cover Norm’s eyes (all 20 of them) and says “Look! You can’t tell who he is now! You can scrape that off, by the way”.
Me: So, if you’re putting tape on those, you need to scrape it all off.
X: I will. YOU can do it too, you know.
Me: I know. But I don’t want to. That’s why I didn’t put it on them.
X: Scrapes all the white out tape off using a wooden popsicle stick, since it “didn’t feel right” on his fingers to scrape it off with his/her nail.
Me: It’s 9.08
X: You’re a 9:08!
X: Dings bell with wooden popsicle stick.
Clearly, I make no impact.
Analysis Option B) I’m going to my cousin’s wedding this weekend, where all of my family will be glammed up. I’m not much for glamor, and anticipate looking somewhat like an awkward, hairy ungulate, clad in a black dress. In a last ditch effort to not be both chubby AND utterly drab, I have purchased some new, sequined sling backs, and shiny baubles for my neck and ears. Somehow we must convince my husband that these purchases were absolutely necessary.
BURNING: Dream moods suggest that burning means I need to take time off for myself, and relax, and maybe I am feeling “burned out”. It adds that dreaming about being burned alive suggests that I am consumed by my own ambition. Ok, WHO doesn’t feel burned out?! No, really. I believe stress-free people are on par with unicorns and yetis and krakens. Stop faking it, those of you who are pretending to be mythical beasts, you’re making the rest of us look bad.
LITTLE BOY: Dream Forth tells me that to dream that I see a boy, as a female dreamer, implies that I am in touch with the male traits of my personality. Clearly. This is why I am so good at growing a moustache and so bad at getting “glammed up” for family weddings.