Friday, March 03, 2006

i can dream about you if i can't hold you tonight

short descriptions of reoccuring dreams that i've had for the past decade or so

1) the school locker - oh no, it's time to empty out our lockers because it's the end of the school year and i can't remember my combination
2) the school locker redux - even though i graduated from an institution with lockers over a decade ago, i have a feeling that i left something in my old locker and must retreive it. now what was that combination again?
3) heavy back pack - i can open up my locker and fill my bag with books. only when i try to stand up with it, i can't. it's too heavy. i can't move my feet. i am stuck.
4) playing catch - two parties are playing catch. the ball gets bigger and bigger with each toss. this is how wars start. this is a dream where i also have physical reactions. it feels like there is a balloon in my mouth that is getting filled with more and more air.
5) skipping church - off i go to the youth ministry room of my church. i think my parents are out of sight now, i'll just walk around the neighborhood until service is over and pretend i attended and listened attentively to the sermon.
5a) skipping church variation - same as before, only i hang out at a bodega to kill time.
6) elementary school revisited - everything is so small: the cafeteria, the bathroom stalls, the nurse's office. weird to have dreams about places you haven't been inside in nearly 20 years.
7) teeth falling out - my teeth fall out in assorted ways. most recently, this past week, i elbowed someone in the mouth, only my front tooth fell out. all attempts at sticking the tooth back into my gums failed. this is a result of me slipping in the shower at age 10 or 11 and whacking my mouth on the faucet and losing one of my front adult teeth.

i know there are a couple more, but i can't recall them at this time.



Blogger Listmaker said...

i can't believe this is the first time i've heard about these dreams. wow.

March 03, 2006 4:39 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I love when people share their dreams. I am a pretty good interpreter of them. At least that's what my friends tell me.

Some of your dreams are very textbook and some are more complicated.

The locker and book bag is something in the past that you regret and are trying to get back to but haven't which is creating a heavy burden on you.

The church ones are just that church probably wasn't your thing and it was hard for you to share that with your parents for a while and you would rather go through hoops avoiding telling them than actually facing it.

#6 At times you feel like you don't fit.

Or maybe I don't know what I'm talkin' about but it's fun to try to interpret.

I have 1 recurring dream

I am trapped in a yellow room. It is filthy and I try to clean it but can't

Dreams rock

March 04, 2006 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was having the teeth-falling-out dreams a few months ago. They're really disturbing. In mine, they fell out and I was choking on them. I googled it at the time, and it's apparently one of the most common dreams: Teeth Falling Out.

I have crazy recurring ones for the past few years now in which I visit a handful of different imaginary cities. It's not so weird on the face of it, but what is is that every time I have the dreams, the cities stay pretty much the same. And when I wake up, the geography and layouts are really vivid. I can remember how to get around to different parts. I think I have a stable of about 5 such cities. It's somewhat interesting but spooky.

March 04, 2006 1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah--i think that teeth falling out is pretty common--both my sister and I have had.

in mine, usually, I'm dreaming that I'm clenching my mouth shut so hard that the teeth break and crumble. boy, it's awful.


March 05, 2006 2:45 AM  
Blogger Listmaker said...

on a sidenote, i like the dan hartman reference in the title. it is a dan hartman reference, right?

March 06, 2006 5:47 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Isn't the title the lyrics to the song from Streets of Fire?

March 06, 2006 10:04 PM  

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