I had very unpleasant dream last night and i’ve decided to (mis)use this blog post to try to make sense of it. I don’t often have nightmares, and when I do, they are usually much more fun than this. Scary dreams are better than depressing dreams I think. I should also mention that I’m not depressed and don’t think I ever have been, except in the ‘feeling kinda down’ sort of way, which is not uncommon. Anyway, the dream:
I think I waiting to die. My parents were there and they had brought my homework for me to do while waiting. It was the thought of doing homework that made me first question my long-decided plan. No one seemed to be trying to dissuade me and I might as well have been getting ready for a family vacation. It was at this point that I woke up, terrified that my dream-self would do that.
Symbolic Interpretation: Maybe it really was an airport or train station to take the soul to the afterlife. I don’t necessarily believe in the existence of souls or afterlives, but I think it would be pretty cool if there were such things. As far as I know, I am not dying, so this had better not have been a prophetic dream.
Literal Interpretation: As I was typing this, it occurred to me that I might have misremembered a dream about being in a hospital awaiting surgery. I have experienced this before, and is always stressful enough to leave a strong impression. My parents being there and not being overly sad would make a lot more sense in this case.
I’m still not sure what to make of the homework or why it was the trigger for my deciding to live and waking myself. Also, if this becomes a reoccurring dream, I will kill myself :).
- Stop Stealing Dreams (itakeoffthemask.com)
- When the Principal Doesn’t Say a Word (huffingtonpost.com)
- No Death, Only Life (zenmouse82.wordpress.com)
- 7 Common Dreams and What They Mean (healnowtherapyhypnosis.blogspot.com)