Monday, May 14, 2007

For the past two nights I've been awakened by dreams...and that's unusual for me - I don't dream very often. I'm sure it's tied into Mom and I interpret them as feeling like she was "stolen" away from me. Tell me what you think:

The first one was very long and I only remember the end....I was driving Lindsay to a friend's - a house that I was unfamiliar with. For some reason we'd borrowed my mother in law's car and, as we pulled up onto the boulevard, someone came waving out from the back yard at Linds, signalling for her to come. I felt uneasy and decided to escort her there. I did, but as I returned to the driveway and looked out to the boulevard, the car was gone! I quickly realized that I'd left the key in the ignition with the door unlocked. I don't remember the details, but the rest of the dream was frantic and I awoke somewhat panicked. But then a sense of relief came over me as I realized I wouldn't have to explain the missing car to my mother in law.

Dream #2 - last night I dreamt that I rode my bike to Dad's house and was going to leave it out front as I went inside. This kind of coincides with what happened yesterday - I took a microwave to Dad's and after I'd lifted it out of the car he insisted I put it down in the driveway and let my brother come out and carry it in. I went inside to get my brother, at which point Dad followed me in. I told him he shouldn't have left the microwave outside, unattended, as someone would steal it out there.

Anyhow, in my dream my Dad said "we'll fix it up so noone steals it". Now, this to me is quite funny because normally I just wheel my bike inside. But I guess in dreams you can't do that. So Dad began to bury my bike in the front garden, nearly up to the top of the wheels - they were showing, along with the handlebars. In the dream I thought, "o.k., it looks like some kind of planter". He strung string around it too??

We went in for a bit and then I went out to check on my bike and saw the holes in the garden where it had been and the string strewn around...someone had stolen my bike. My dream ended with me pointing out the dirty tire tracks and heading off to find it.

As I said, I NEVER dream...usually only if I'm sick with a fever. So two dreams in two nights is a record for me. I awoke last night feeling really anxious, sad and worried....I really think it's tied in to Mom's death. What do you think? Have you had a dream you remember lately?


Blogger kelly said...

I am a skeptic since I don't buy the whole "interpretation, meanings of dreams stuff"

I do remember a dream from 2 nights ago. I was dreaming I went on a course way up in the NWT. We had to take train, bus plane and helicopter to get there and for some reason we all had to wear infrared goggles the whole trip. Well when we ghot there and went to the classroom it was time for the sun to start coming up after they had been in the dark all winter. I dreamt It was so bright I couldn't keep[ my eyes open even though the windows were behind me and the boeard in front. I went to the back of the room and closed 2 sets of curtains and 2 sets of blinds over each window it was still blinding and it didn't bother anyone else. Every time I pulled a curtain it would slide all the way across to the other side and then I would go back and pull it the other way...even the tiniest crack of light would make me close my eyes in pain. When I woke up the morning sun was shining directly in my face and it was so bright and warm.

12:30 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can certainly see how you could tie those two dreams to your mom's death, dealing as they do with loss and burying. It sure is interesting how our brains sift through information and emotions and rearrange them to make dream.

How odd that you should mention dreams as I did just have a very odd dream the other night, which I was thinking about blogging. So I won't go into detail. (Despite appearances, this is not a shameless attempt to make you read my blog. I really was thinking about blogging it!)

1:58 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

kel...see, that dream had meaning. That being "get up and shut the blinds, the sun's in your face".

The goggle bit is weird. I don't really put too much weight on dreams, other than what we experience/think about during the day can transfer into our dreams at night.

Barb...can hardly wait to read about yours. I think that's exactly what happens - that our brains sift through stuff. Great description.

6:36 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

As you may remember I blog about my dreams from time to time, and I like the dream interpretation, but take it with a grain of salt and find it has a lot to do with what happened to you during the day, etc. I agree with Barb, I can see how these two would relate to your mom's death. Its interesting how the brain handles emotion.

7:11 PM  
Blogger Deb said...'s extremely interesting how the brain processes stuff. I think that lately I'm finding it hard to shut it all off and it's carrying over into my sleep.

I also like reading your dream I said, I hardly ever dream and like hearing other's stories.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Toccata said...

I just seem to dream math equations. I don't even want to know what that says about me!

Must say I found the burying of the bike kind of funny though especially how when you were dreaming it kind of made sense.

11:19 PM  
Blogger B said...

dreams are so hard to understand.

anyway... i am just stopping by to tell you i tagged you on my blog. smoochies

great posts as always... i love reading your blog.

1:22 AM  
Blogger aka k said...

Interesting reading about your dreams. I rarely remember mine but when I do dream they are just as weird. But then I don't get to bed very early most nights...


2:03 AM  
Anonymous gledwood said...

I have a vivid image now of your buried bike!!

8:22 AM  
Anonymous gledwood said...

OK this possibly seems like a glaring statement of the obvious, but it's what I got from dream #2:

I think it represents you juggling everything you can and yet still because you cannot pay attention to everything at the same time, something gets away ... you know what I'm saying

8:25 AM  
Anonymous gledwood said...

or to put another slant on it

unforseen consequences (ie the bike being stolen) will make you feel in hindsight that you had neglected things (by leaving the bike outside) whereas actually in the ordinary course of living and coping you HAD to leave the bike outside temporarily.

Your Dad half burying the bike & tying string round it symbolizes (as I see it) taking every precaution you can to be careful and safe and do the right thing ...

but STILL bad things happen

ie the dream's saying "don't guilt-trip"

well that's what it says to me

8:30 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

tc...math equations - that's a nightmare! The buried bike was strange to me...I remember thinking in the dream something along the lines of "there's got to be an easier way". I think because Dad's always planting things?....

oh b...sorry, I've been neglecting things here. I'll be right over to check out your blog and play tag. :)

aka...I rarely remember mine too. And I also get very little sleep - usually I'm up until 3 a.m. (bad habit).

gled...makes sense what you're saying. The bike image is still quite funny to me. Just the tops of the wheels and the handlebars were sticking out???!

9:11 PM  

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