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Hey--these dreams are pretty funny. [Jun. 26th, 2003|04:32 pm]
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The funniest part is that I ran away from Barbie, although those things are pretty darn scary, come to think of it...

I had a dream that I had my suitcase and was going on a bus with my friend Elda. I knew I was going to a camp in the desert, and I had told my mother that it was all right with me, as long as they had the Internet there. When we got there, me and Elda were supposed to share a room because we were friends. When we got into the room, Elda pointed out the computer, and seemed really happy because it was shaped like a Barbie car and had a mousepad with Barbie waving to her.
I knew then that I had to get away from there. It was just too much for me. So I ran out the door and suddenly found myself at my father's house, only it wasn't his house. There was a crowd of people living with him and Linda, but luckily I had a room to myself. But there was no computer. The only computer in the house was used all the time, so consequently I couldn't sleep that night. I thought making cookies would make me feel better, so I went into the kitchen and started to make them. Just then, Daddy and Linda came and asked me what I was doing. There was a big crowd, like an audience, in front of us. I said I was making cookies because I couldn't sleep, and he went and got a box of cookies off the shelf for me. I tried to explain that I wasn't hungry for cookies and just wanted to make them, and he said that I shouldn't because I needed my sleep. So I pretended to sleep, and when I got up again I made cookies...

I had a dream that I was at Hogwarts with my friends. John gave me a wand because the charms teacher said that I had a gift. We were at this huge hall where a stage and an audience were, and I was practicing at the bottom of the seats, waiting for the show to start. Surprisingly, I made fire, and then ice, with my wand. I knew then that I could control the elements, and that was my gift. I knew that I needed to protect them. Everybody was cheering, and then Harry Potter came and congradulated me. The next day, for some reason, I went to McDonalds with my friends to celebrate (could we have afforded a better place?), and that was the end of the dream.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-27 09:24 am (UTC)

Re: hmmm

LOL--I think that's partly true. I woke up in the middle of the night and was really hungry, and the previous day I had only spent an hour or so on the computer, so I probably missed it.
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From: taer_silveroak
2003-06-26 07:25 pm (UTC)
There's alot of symbolism in there, or at least you can read into alot of it, but it may not be what you think it is... if I wasn't tapped dry mentally, I could be more specific... but I know it was more than wanting the computer/internet or cookies.
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[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2003-06-27 03:00 am (UTC)
She actually really does love cookies... And the internet. But you could be right.
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From: taer_silveroak
2003-06-27 04:36 am (UTC)

Re:

(laughs) Well, sure!
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-27 08:41 am (UTC)

Re:

lol
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-27 08:50 am (UTC)

Re:

Mmm...cookies. Mmm...Internet.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-27 09:20 am (UTC)

Re:

Yeah, I agree with you. Although cookies and the Internet are pretty delicious...yeah, I know I'm in a weird mood.
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[User Picture]From: burasama
2003-06-26 07:38 pm (UTC)

Fascinating.

There's nothing wrong with running away from Barbie. Barbie is scary!

Anyway, this sounds like a pretty interesting dream. I'm sure it has some deep meaning, but I don't have a clue as to what that would be. I don't think your computer and Internet actually stand for a computer and Internet, but I'm not good enough at this to even attempt to guess.

Er... I'll stop now with the hope I made some sort of sense.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-27 09:01 am (UTC)

Re: Fascinating.

Yeah, you made sense. I think you're right--maybe the Internet stood for needing to get away from my life for a while, or something like that.
And yeah, Barbie IS scary!
Thanks for your help.
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[User Picture]From: atopazdragon
2003-06-26 09:51 pm (UTC)

Dreams......

Since everyone else seems to be touching upon dream interpretation....

Your first dream deals with Independence. You desire freedom from your parents, but at the same time you fear it. I would say that perhaps you have used your computer/the internet as a tool for escaping your parents a lot in your recent past. And it sounds like you feel that your father doesn't understand you very well at all.

The second dream tells you to be confident in yourself. You have a lot of talents (some which you may as yet be unaware of) that you should be proud of, and that other people appreciate as well. You go girl!

Cheers :)
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-27 08:58 am (UTC)

Re: Dreams......

Thanks. Yeah, I think you're right about this interpretation--I have been needing more space from my parents lately, and even though I still love them, I need time to myself sometimes. The computer is a good way to do that. And no, my father doesn't understand me at all.
I am trying to be confident in myself and I am more than I used to be, but it's still hard to be proud of myself and even of my talents most of the time.
Thanks for the interpretation.
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[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2003-06-27 02:59 am (UTC)

But that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.

Okay. First of all: You're addicted to the damn internet!
That said, a desert can represent independence, it's a place you can be alone and far away from other people. You told your mother you were okay with going there, maybe that means you felt okay with separating yourself from her a little, declaring you independence?
You were supposed to be with Elda because she was your friend, but she turned out to be totally different from you and to be into more socially acceptable and (wrong) things. So you had to get away from there too. Come to think of it, a desert is also a dry place. So maybe it's a place that is run of the mill, not intellectually stimulating, too "normal" for you. First you separated yourself from your mother, then from your friends. Next comes... your father. (creepy music starts playing in the background) Once again, you are too addicted to the damn computer. Perhaps you always feel like there is an audience when you're with your father and Linda, like you're being constantly critiqued and judged. You want to make cookies on your own, but your father pressures you to use the kind that come from a box and are already made for you. You want to be yourself and do your own thing, he wants you to be someone else. Someone prepackaged and with more additives. Instead of asserting yourself here, you pretend to sleep, and then get up in secret and make your own cookies.
In all three of these situations you are asserting your independence. First from your mother, then from your friends, then from your father. With your mother, you tell her that you want to go, and she's okay with it. Your mother is accepting of your independence. There is no problem here. With your friends, you realize that you cannot share your space with them and like the things they like, and that you are different from them. The way they are horrifies you. (Not all your friends obviously, just the ones you have these issues with.) It is so terrifying, in fact, that your most beloved of all allies, the computer, has turned against you. This is just too much. Next comes your father (cue music) and the dreaded... Linda. You cannot assert yourself yet with them, but you go back to being yourself behind their backs.
And the, as Nietzsche says, "eternal recurrence" of the internet (yes I know this is horribly misquoted, but I'm sure he'd understand) symbolizes that you are extremely dependant upon the computer. As we all know.
The second dream seems to be something positive about you, about how you have special talents and gifts that are surfacing. Good for you! Nurture them! Yeah!
Both of these dreams seem positive to me. They both show that you are making progress in one way or another. But that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-27 08:51 am (UTC)

Re: But that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.

Yep--everything here makes sense to me, so I don't think you're wrong. Thanks for interpreting.
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[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2003-06-27 09:10 am (UTC)

Re: But that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.

You're welcome.
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[User Picture]From: angry_crab
2003-06-28 12:10 am (UTC)

Re: But that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.

damn, you're good.

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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-06-28 08:18 am (UTC)

Re: But that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.

Yep--she is.
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[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2003-06-28 10:51 am (UTC)

Re: But that's just my opinion, and I could be wrong.

Why thank you.
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