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stuff that dreams are made of

Last night, another bad dream. I went into Elaine's room (who knows whose room really - in the dream it was her room) and was talking to someone - it seems like it was Elaine, yet not Elaine - and I was talking about converting it into a combination computer and art room, because Elaine had killed herself. I felt that horrible emptiness, was trying to get past it.

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_sophera_
Dec. 31st, 2002 03:51 am (UTC)
There's still no consensus on the significance of dreams. For a while I was in therapy and had very vivid dreams which I always took along to discuss. Now I think it was just a device to please my therapist; I forget my dreams these days.
judith
Dec. 31st, 2002 11:00 am (UTC)
I usually don't remember my dreams. These were too hard to forget.

When I was in my twenties I saw my first therapist, a psychiatrist. I was unable to talk in her office. I just sat there, welling up, unable to get anything out. She had me keep a dream journal. I came in with it and I would tell her about the dreams. She would ask the pertinent questions: how did that make you feel, who is that person, blah blah blah, and I finally started talking. So I found it a good tool. I learned from this experience that "dream interpretation" is an individual matter. I pay attention to my feelings, not so much the specific things in the dreams.

In the case of these two dreams about my children, it may be that I am worried about losing my children somehow. Considering Mary's move, that's a reasonable interpretation. Or it may be just that something is making me uncomfortable, that I fear losing my "self". (I've heard the theory that everyone in a dream is actually the dreamer.)

I do think about them but don't take them as anything more, really, than an indication that I am not feeling completely right.
_sophera_
Jan. 1st, 2003 10:25 am (UTC)
Re: Dreams
I did have bad dreams last night which (New Year's Eve) which I could intepret as a bad omen but was more likely due to falling asleep with the electric blanket on.
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