What does my dream mean?
Wednesday, June 25
A friend of mine mentioned that for awhile she was having “horrible dreams about people chasing me and my teeth falling out.” I commented that the teeth falling out part sounded pretty creepy. She said, ” On the teeth falling out thing, I looked it up and it symbolizes a feeling of not having choices or power in a situation.” At the time she had been in a job she was unhappy with and was working with “a closed minded group” of people.
I had a disturbing dream this morning. In it I had somehow cut my left index finger (I did in fact nearly slice through the end of that finger a few years ago while cutting bamboo or something for a production of Cyrano). In the dream my finger has already begun to heal. The flap of skin has reattached itself, except instead of lying flat it is like I have puff pastry on the end of my finger. An inch diameter flying saucer shaped disk of clear skin. I can see through my skin inside where my finger is raw and tender. There are tiny squares of lettuce floating in a clear vinegar marinade. The vinegar is preventing infection, but the line of the cut is red and puckered and I know that eventually the lettuce is going to mold or at least interfere with the healing process. I know I have to make a small cut and drain the end of my finger, but I’m terrified of cutting into it. How am I going to remove the bits of lettuce? I am extremely distressed.
That’s when I woke up. So what does my dream mean?