Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dreamin' the Night Away

There are so many theories on what dreams really are. A random firing of synapses? Or a deeper portal into subconscious desires? Like the eternally frustrating question of just how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, it's one of those things the world may never know.

But regardless of how you interpret dreams, you can't deny that they effect us. A dream can set the mood for an entire day. It can make you wake up feeling unsettled, or laughing at how ridiculous it was. They enable you to conquer fears, experience new worlds, and create impossible landscapes. So yes, I'd say they are pretty necessary.

The past two nights, I have had crazy, CRAZY dreams. They've been vivid, intricately detailed, and completely ludicrous. Here's a list of some of the dream topics, to whet your curiosity.

Dream #1:
-James Cameron
-A punch in the face (see: a very deserving James Cameron)
-Washington D.C.
-Booth and Brennan from the TV show Bones
-Jon Hamm

Dream #2:
-Roast turkey and stuffing
-Lobster flavored apples
-My old house in Farmington

One of my co-workers was kind enough to show me dreammoods.com, a website that claims to decipher dreams. She said it was eerily accurate. Eerily vague is more like it, but it still kills an hour or so. I was pretty surprised that there was an entire category for Lobsters.

Lobster: To see a lobster in your dream represents strength and persistence. You will hold your own ground and overcome minor difficulties and problems. To dream that you are eating lobster indicates that you will regain your confidence.

See? Infinitely useful. I had no idea I had lost confidence, but now I know I will regain it! There's hope for me yet!

No, I kid. But seriously, there is something comforting in thinking that I will have the ability to overcome difficulties. Sure, I'm not buying the whole that's-what-the-lobster-signifies angle, but I will take some measure of solace in my dreams. Even if it's just that they make me believe my imagination isn't dead yet, and I have some spark of creativity in me. At least subconsciously.


lucás said...

Get this: Me and Kate Winslet in the bathroom, both naked of course, but not in a sexy way. We are brother and sister, and we're just gabbing away at each other. She jumps out of the shower so that I can get in, and just at the moment when my foot comes to rest on the inside of the tub, I hear "Is this yours?" I turn around to see Kate holding a full-sized shinny red lobster. She then points to a dime sized crack in the floor and says "I found it there." END OF DREAM. Crazy right? Well at least now I know what the lobster meant.

Sierra Robinson said...

Can't be that original... I dream about lobster flavored cherries all the time.

...Sorry. Is it too soon to be making sarcastic jokes on your blog comments/ how do you feel about the backwards ellipsis?

rosemary said...

A VERY deserving James Cameron. And I just tried to interpret my dream from last night, but "jungle death match" and "free bus fare" are not options. "Skeletons," however, is. It means I haven't gotten to the bottom on an inner problem. Well, that's surprising and enlightening about something I never would have thought of before. Not really.

Cat said...

lucas: I see nothing out of the ordinary with that. Non-sexual naked Kate Winslet? Meh.

Sierra: It is NEVER too soon for sarcastic comments. And those ellipses blew my mind. I always encourage their use.

Rosemary: My point exactly. And I want to hear more of this dream, it intrigues me.

David's Holla Atchya! Blog said...

Am I too late to get a Cat rebuttle? I NEVER remember my dreams, though I wish I did. Nice use of the correct usage of 'whet.' I hate when people use 'wet' or 'segway' instead of 'seque.'

Cat said...

One rebuttal, specifically for Wally!
Really? NEVER? That is a sad day. And thanks, I try my best!