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Strange Dream

Okay, now let's get back to the reason I came to write here...

I fell asleep on the couch for about an hour and a half. I had an odd dream! Went something like this:

It started with me and James at a made up apartment building, similar to our old one on capital hill, where our friend Nik lived as well. So we are visiting Nik, and he's feeding us dinner and we're all watching something together. I'm super thirsty, and I drink a big mug of Strawberry Quik milk (haven't had this in ages! Loved it as a kid) Then Nik got a call and went out, to a neighbor's or something. I found a whole bunch of 2 Liter bottles of soda - mostly ginger ale and Seltzer. I poured a big glass of seltzer and drank it. I kept drinking, and putting the bottle in the freezer to make it cold. Finally Nik came back in and

I got a job working with members of this gym in this fancy hotel. Although I didn't realize it was in a hotel until the end. All details were revealed to me as I went along. I was helping a client use a machine for stretching. Then there was a video playing, and there was a machine kind of like a car from an amusement park roller coaster ride, and I was in the front left seat. We were watching the video and the ride started. It swung back and forth a bit like a Pirate Ship ride, but then it switched directions and was making bigger longer swoops. I had straps over my shoulders, but they were not strong or secure. I was concerned as it went higher. It swung us towards a window, which overlooked a beach! I thought to myself, 'Oh,this must be the new California Adventure...' (which I've never been to and it would be weird to have in Seattle!)

There were also prom kids coming in to the fitness center to have a bowling party... We swooped by them, and suddenly I was aware of my folded-hem jeans and flip-flops and purple toenails as being under dressed, but we were there first, so.. I couldn't believe this ride was lasting so long! It had been at least 15 minutes, and I wanted to be done.

Finally it let me off, right in front of an open glass deck. I walked out on the beach, and it was warm and sunny...and people were in their bathing suits and tans and surfing... I was happy to be in the warm weather. A wave came up and swooped my feet - it wasn't cold! Then another wave came along, and pulled me way into the water! I rode this wave with the very strong current, trying not to panic. I was annoyed that my clothes were getting soaked. then the wave crashed me towards the shore... but before I could get ashore, another current pulled me back up and out! I was so high... I just closed my eyes, stayed limp, and tried not to go under. I prayed that I would be safely brought back to shore. I was atop the crest of the wave for what seemed like a long time. I wondered if anyone would see me and think I needed rescuing... I wasn't altogether sure I didn't. Eventually, I felt the swell and speed increase of a forward motion wave. As the water sped me closer to the beach, I continued to keep my panic in check, and wait till the last minute to open my eyes and watch, water-obscured, as I am slammed into the beach. I scramble away from the water's edge, then check to see if I am injured. Miraculously, I am not. Weak-kneed, wet, and sun burnt, but not terribly damaged. I make my way into the lobby.

I am stopped on the stairs by a couple of ladies from the fitness center. They want to discuss the new Pilates machine, and the woman who runs the center, and 'boy, looks like I was having fun, didn't it?'

"I didn't mean to!" I blurt out. "They told us to get on the ride, and it lasted forever! Then it dropped me on the beach, where a rogue wave pulled me into the current, and I couldn't get back to shore!" The ladies didn't seem concerned about it, but I was frustrated and tired and more. I walked up to the check-in desk, because apparently, I had some clothes in a room upstairs, but no longer had my pants, or my key card. I explained this all to them, but it took some time to make them understand that I was an employee for the day in the fitness center and all that. I also had to go back in and get my red coat, on the floor by the ride.

The end.

Of course there was more minutiae but that was the gist. It's not as odd, I guess, once I've written it down, but still... I woke up from a couch crash with a deep sleep feeling and both my arms were asleep! Maybe that's why I felt helpless in the ocean...


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Feb. 16th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
My interpretation [using website resources to get the meaning of key elements]
To see clear, calm waves in your dream, signify renewal and clarity. You are reflecting on some important life decision that needs to be made. Alternatively, if you are riding a wave, then it indicates that you are trying to get a handle on your emotions. Waves also symbolize potential and power.

To hear waves crashing in your dream, indicates tenderness and relaxation. It also brings about feelings of sensuality, sexuality and tranquility.

To dream that you are caught in a tidal wave, represents an overwhelming emotional issue that demands your attention. You may have been keeping your feelings and negative emotions bottled up inside for too long. You may be holding back tears that you are afraid to express in your waking life. On a positive note, the tidal wave symbolizes the clearing away of old habits. If you are carried away by the tidal wave, then it means that you are ready to make a brand new start in a new place.

Glass deck, / house
To see a glass house in your dream, suggests that you need to be cautious about what people are telling you. They may be telling you what you want to hear, and not necessarily what you need to hear.

To dream that you are living in a glass house, signifies a threat to your reputation. It may also suggest that you are being watched or are under scrutiny. Consider the proverb of how people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. In other words, the dream may be advising you not to criticize others, especially if you are also guilty of those same faults. You need to be more accepting.
Prom kids
To dream that you are at a prom, signals an end to something and the beginning of something else. It refers to cycles and the passage of time. Alternatively, the dream may just be about your anticipation of your own upcoming prom in real life
Feb. 27th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
Cool! Thanks...
Yeah, since I was WORKING in a glass house, i'm going to apply that to being under scrutiny at work. We do have a new manager again! And we are making some (hopefully) positive changes, of which I and a few others are in a position of guidance and directing those changes.
The prom... ending being under-employed?? I've been back for 6 months now, but am still getting caught up financially. You know how it goes.

Also. I've recently become aware of the HIGH possibility of me having a bog dose of Adult ADD. It's been pretty emotional, reading these books about it, and realizing how much of my life and my methods are based in faulty wiring in my brain. I'm looking forward to talking to my doctor about taking some drugs for it. I asked a friend of mine, who got diagnosed a few years ago, what it was like on ADD meds. She said, "Oh, yeah, it was great! My house was cleaner than it's ever been, I slept regular hours, and bills got paid on time." (When asked why she stopped, she told me her insurance ran out.)

So if the proper meds do what they're supposed to for me, and I can afford to keep up with it, I am looking at MASSIVE POTENTIAL for success in all areas of my life! (^___^)

Oh, and that would definitely fit with the "clearing away old and bad habits"!
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