Do you have any dreams that repeat themselves? Although mine are rarely the same storyline, there are two locations that are featured often, and last night I dreamed of both of them. The first is walking through the neighborhood that I grew up in. I’m always walking home, generally with one or more of my sisters and sometimes my kids. Last night, we were walking past all of these nice homes (none of which really exist) and several of them were broken, crumbled and uninhabitable. I remember saying to my daughters, “Who’d have thought eight years after the earthquake these would still be untouched?”
The second dream took place in an area that I know doesn’t exist but acts as though it’s from my childhood. It’s a pathway that you can only get to by jumping a fence, and then it runs along all of these backyards. There’s always the fear of getting caught trespassing, but usually I’m using it as a shortcut. Last night, I was with a group of people and I was the lookout while they each jumped the fence. The last one to jump over was the six-year-old daughter of a friend who wasn’t with us, and I had to toss her over and then act casual as someone drove past.
When the coast was clear I jumped the fence, but the others hadn’t waited for me. I ran to catch up and as I turned a corner I came across a crowded outdoor market, which although I’ve never seen before, came as no surprise. I continued looking for my group, avoiding my daughter’s former kindergarten teacher who was shopping. I saw that there was now an entrance on a side street, which seemed a shame, and I turned back to leave the way I had come. Suddenly, the ground rolled and monstrous creatures evolved and everyone began running and screaming. The last thing I remember is thinking that movies like this are so stupid.
So, I ask you, what the??? Do you ever analyze your dreams? I know I read a post about an outdoor market in France yesterday, but there was no mention of monsters. I find it interesting that I would dream of both recurring locations on the same night. What do you suppose that’s about?