I dream. A lot. And vividly. Sometimes it’s hard to remember what’s a dream and what’s real — I’ll have a vague memory of some incident, or something that someone said, that looking back could very easily be a dream I had, or something that actually happened. It’s sort of confusing.
I don’t put a whole lot of stock in the dream analysis I find on the internet. Things like, “Dreaming of a child means something happy,” are vague and unhelpful. Also, I don’t know what other people’s dreams are like, but mine are complicated. In-depth plot-lines, multiple characters, and several set changes. Assigning non-specific symbolism to everything is exhausting and, well, non-specific. Nor do I find dreams particularly prophetic. That said, call me crazy, but I swear things have happened to me that I remember distinctly in a dream– and even remember what I was thinking when I had those dreams.
My dreams do, though, have an interesting psychological component to them that’s fairly easy to decode. I’m not a particularly angry or confrontational person, but I’ve had multiple dreams in which I’ve been utterly, totally, completely enraged. Clearly a sign of pent-up aggression that I should maybe look into.
What do you think of dream interpretation? Do you remember your dreams? Any particularly interesting stories you’d like to share?