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A weird(but very positive)dream [May. 9th, 2003|09:59 am]
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The night before last, I had a dream that, strangely enough, made me feel good about myself. I dreamt that I was in Arizona, and my mother came to escort me back to California. While she was there, we learned of a wildlife meeting nearby. At the meeting, we heard that fishermen had disrupted a nest of baby turtles and put them all in shock. They gave us one of them, and she/he couldn't seem to breathe air, so I breathed on the turtle and the moisture seemed to help it. Thinking it would help, I asked for some sea water for the turtle, but they wouldn't give us any. So, we went home in a hurry.
By the time we got home, the little turtle was almost gone. We made some sea-water using a product called Instant Ocean, and this seemed to revive the turtle. She/he seemed to be getting over the shock as the day progressed, but then started to get worse again. I fed the turtle some water plants, which seemed to make him/her feel better, but the next day it was gone for good.
I had known that the little turtle would probably die, but it was still worth it to me to try and save him/her. I later learned that this little turtle had stayed alive longer than any of its brothers or sisters, and that there had been no survivors.
I later dimly remembered making a speech to the fishermen after the little turtle's death:"Sea turtles have been known to live for hundreds of years, but thanks to you their long lives have been cut short...".
This dream left me with a really good feeling about myself because I had made the turtle's last hours as comforting as possible, and because I had had the guts to stand up to my enemies.

[User Picture]From: thedarkcrystal
2003-05-09 11:56 pm (UTC)

You also accepted something very bad happening and didn't spend time blaming yourself for something you couldn't change. And you were able to see the good in something which at first glance to most people would seem completely bad.
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[User Picture]From: minuetcat
2003-05-10 06:18 pm (UTC)

Hey--you're right

Crystal, what you said is true, now that I think about it. Most people would have thought of this dream as a negative one because the turtle died. In the dream, I also knew that it wasn't my fault--it was the fishermens'. This realization is totally unlike anything I would have thought in waking life, yet it seemed so natural to me in this dream.
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