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me, you, and the end of the world.

June 3, 2010

I was dreaming about the end of the world again.  Actually scary dreams, but when I woke up in the morning I was at a loss as to what could be so scary about hiding on top of a candy machine with Chloe, Liz, and some guy from high school who I haven’t seen in years.  Chloe thought we should let the guy hide with us, because he had helped put the air mattress on top, and I kind of agreed, but thought his presence would probably mean that “they” would find us.  Liz was adamant that he would not come up.  She was the kind of person, at least in my dreams, who probably survives the end of the world, while the rest of us are sitting there wondering if it’s rude not to let Brett Perkins sit on our air mattress.

There is such a big difference between that and this.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Kent McMillan permalink
    June 4, 2010 5:21 am

    As an avocational interpreter of dreams, maybe the almost least intrusive practice is to offer a couple of suggestions. The first is that the “end of the world” setting may have something to do with a change in outlook, not the actual end of the actual world.

    As a rule, dreams offer some alternate, corrective point of view to what the dreamer consciously recognizes about how things are. In that light, is the candy machine part of the old attitude or the new? In what way is the dreamer like the figures sitting on an air mattress (cushioned or insulated)? More importantly, what is the lysis of the dream, the way in which the problem presented within the dream is resolved? Was the problem whether all four figures could sit on the air mattress?

  2. Kent McMillan permalink
    June 6, 2010 5:21 am

    (The other suggestion is that it would be worth considering that the figures of Chloe and Liz represent aspects of the dreamer’s own personality that she may not consciously recognize as pertaining to herself and so experiences them in projection (onto the actual Chloe and Liz). It sounds as if they may represent alternate aspects of a certain ambivalence that the dreamer has at times.)

    (It may well be that the Brett Perkins figure is sybolically bringing the realization of the dream, whatever it may turn out to be be.)

  3. liz permalink
    June 17, 2010 11:22 pm

    I most definitely would not have allowed Brett Perkins to sit on our air mattress….I mean, he is basically considered a 40 year old right?! ANNNNDDD he may have even tried to steal our survival food- gummy candy. Not ok.

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