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vivian:
dream #1
i am at some goth store with troy. i enter and look at some white paper for a second, but then decide it’s not that interesting. another girl and her friend (male?) are there and they’re looking at these thick-bound black portfolio books. i see them and they look interesting at first (there is a graphic on the front of a girl, with flourishes and designs) but then i decide that the design is slightly too unexciting and bad-looking for my liking and decide not to pick it up. on our way out of the shop, the store owner stops us and has a copy in her hands. she asks us we’ve seen it. the thing is a giant freaking book and i don’t remember anything in it, really, except for one page. there are vans brand shoes and i recall a page in particular where there are some $70 shoes that are half off ($35) plus free shipping (the free shipping is written somewhere else in the store). as we’re on that page, troy says that van is looking for a pair of these shoes — but i don’t think there’s the particular pair she wants (?) and i also don’t find a pair i want. the page we’re looking at is divided into panels with a black background to the page. the image / panel that sticks out has a line of shoes in a row — like eight of them — and they’re all flats or something but a couple of them — notably one with a bowling-shoe type design — is not a real shoe but a shoe cover, half a shoe you tie over your own. it’s grey and white. i take note of this, thinking it particularly interesting. close book. i think it’s then at the point where i notice the free shipping sign in the shop, and it’s also when the store owner begins to tell us about a project or grand opening or something at a fancy goth store in nyc (there’s also some other kind of collaboration, maybe a fashion show?). i somehow kof the goth store and say it was a really awesome one (pictured it in my head in the dream but i can’t really recall it in real life, though i think maybe it is the combination of two different shops in real life, and i can’t remember which cities they were in exactly). anyway, again i got ready to leave, but there’s a giant bin of — maybe — shoes? that we start looking through. i think again that troy mentions van is lookin g for vans (haha). next thing i know, the pile is this cocoon-like thing of really thin white material. one side of the pile is higher than the other, so i’m digging through the higher side trying to make it all flush all around. i know that the store owner has some candy hidden in there — and fruit — but as i get deeper and the side i’m digging in starts to become flatter than the other side, i find like, three bags of apples that seem to have been there for so long they’re slimy. one bag has some sort of candy. there are also three lollipops that are brown and caramel apple-looking though they’re not. i am immensely disgusted. i should also mention that those are being found as i peel away successive layers of this white muslin-like material. i get the impression that they’re exceptionally old. i mean… usually, i’d be all over candy and i actually contemplate eating the half-wrapped lollipops, but it’s too gross. if you’re to look at the mound from a sideview, it’d be like { PICTURE NEEDS TO BE INSERTED } with the black being the candy. i even deliberately took a step back from my position to look at the pattern made by the material because it all seemed so bizarre and the white was soooo thin. i finally decide to leave, again. start to head out the door and see that the owner has but the three semi-wrapped lollies now in a row, near the doorway, on this wall ledge { PICTURE NEEDS TO BE INSERTED }. there are now four figures displayed nicely on the wall ledge, and i remember being impressed by how she’s “spun” the grossness of the lollipops into something beautiful. on the far left of the ledge (as i’m facing it from the door) is one item that i don’t remember. to the right of that, with a space separating it, is another item i don’t remember. to the right of that, a clear blue glass pyramid. to the right of that, the stack of three lollipops.

Store
To see or be in a grocery or convenience store in your dream suggests that you are emotionally and mentally strained. Alternatively, you may be brainstorming for new ideas or looking for the various choices out there for you. Alternatively, the dream may be a pun on what is in “store” for you. And thus it could signify the inevitable.

Bookshelf
To see a bookshelf in your dream represents the various levels of your mind where ideas, concepts, and memories are kept. It also suggests your need to acquire some information or knowledge in a situation before making your decision.

Book
To see books in your dream indicate calmness. You are moving toward your goals at a slow and steady pace. Books also symbolize knowledge, intellect, information and wisdom. In particular, to see an open book in your dream means that you are able to grasp new ideas with ease. If the book is closed, then it represents your allure and mysteriousness. Consider the type of book for additional clues. The dream may represent your calling into a specific field of work or an area that you need to devote more study to.

Black
Black symbolizes the unknown, the unconscious, danger, mystery, darkness, death, mourning, rejection, hate or malice. The color invites you to delve deeper in your unconscious in order to gain a better understanding of yourself. It also signifies a lack of love and lack of support. More positively, black represents potential and possibilities. It is like a clean or blank slate. If the feeling in the dream is one of joy, then blackness could imply hidden spirituality and divine qualities.

Woman
To see a woman in your dream represents nurturance, passivity, caring nature, and love. It refers to your own female aspects or your mother. Alternatively, a woman indicates temptation and guilt.

(The book is closed, black, and with a woman on the front. Interesting… I get the sense that this dream is, in general, about my work and website. I have no idea what this could mean.)

Shoes
In general, shoes represent your approach to life. Wearing shoes in your dream suggests that you are well-grounded or down to earth. It also represents your convictions about your beliefs. If you are changing your shoes, then it refers to your changing roles. You are taking a new approach to life. If you forget your shoes, then it suggests that you are leaving behind your inhibitions. You are refusing to conform to some idea or attitude. Our ability, or otherwise, to be grounded and in touch with everyday life is symbolized in dreams by shoes. Shoes that we, or others, are wearing in a dream are there to alert us to an adjustment that needs to be made in our attitude to life. Lacing up shoes in a dream was once thought to be a well-known symbol of death as were shoes on a table. Today, these images are much more likely to indicate change is necessary.

(?!!!! Shopping for shoes is like shopping for one’s approach to life? Huh.)

Fabric
To see reams of fabric in your dream signify creativity. You are the one to shape your own experiences. Consider the color and pattern of the fabric and how it parallels a situation in your life. In mundane parlance, fabric in dreams is a tactile representation of something we need to know or remember. A rough fabric might denote a difficulty and a smooth fabric or material a carefully crafted project. Seeing fabric which has been mended or patched suggests that our original thoughts perhaps had an inherent flaw. A patch of the same colour may be an attempt to cover this up, whereas one of a different fabric or texture highlights a perhaps innovative solution.

White
White represents purity, perfection, peace, innocence, dignity, cleanliness, awareness, and new beginnings. You may be experiencing a reawakening or have a fresh outlook on life. Alternatively, white refers to a clean, blank slate. Or it may refer to a cover-up. In Eastern cultures, white is associated with death and mourning.

Thin
To dream that something or someone is thin represents a lacking strength and integrity. You feel that you are unable to hold your own or stand up for yourself. Alternatively, the dream indicates flexibility and agility. You are able to adapt to any situation.

Discovery
To dream of a discovery indicates that you are a entering a new phase of life or a new phase of personal development. Alternatively, the dream suggests you have uncovered an aspect of yourself which is significant to your waking life. Discovering the unexpected in dreams highlights information that is needed. The symbolism of the object or the idea will be important. Discovering a jewel, for instance, suggests something that is precious from an emotional perspective.

Find
To dream that you find something suggests that you are coming into contact with some aspect of your psyche or unconscious. You are recognizing a part of yourself that was previously repressed or undeveloped. Alternatively, it represents change. The mind has an uncanny knack of drawing our attention to what needs to be done to enable us to achieve our aims. It will use hiding, searching and finding as metaphors for effort we must make in the waking state. So to find something without having to make too much effort would show that events will take place that will reveal what we need to know. If we dream of finding a precious object, we are becoming aware of some part of ourselves that is, or will be, of use to us. We are making a discovery or a realization, which may be about us or about others.

Plastic Bag
To see or use a plastic bag in your dream represents the temporary burdens and responsibilities that you are carrying with you. You need to exercise better control in certain areas of your life. Alternatively, it denotes concern for the environment.

Slime
To see or feel slime in your dream represents your inability to place your trust in someone. The dream may be a metaphor for some one is a slimeball.

Fruit
To see fruit in your dream signifies growth, abundance and financial gain. They also symbolize lust and sexuality. In particular, green fruit in your dream denotes your hastiness and disappointed efforts. You need to work harder and longer in order to achieve your goals. To see or eat rotting/bitter fruit represents your missed opportunities for growth and pleasure. Alternatively, it indicates a situation or relationship that ended prematurely. You are expressing some regret.

Apples
To see apples growing in a tree in your dream symbolize knowledge, wisdom and great prosperity. Rewards are on the horizon for you. Consider also the common phrase, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” which may imply that you need to take better care of your health. Perhaps you need to go to the doctor. To see rotten or eaten apples in your dream indicates that whatever you are striving and aiming for may not be fulfilling, and even harmful to you. It may also represent neglect and carelessness. Spiritually the apple is the fruit of temptation, yet it is also a magical fruit containing the seeds of knowledge and awareness. An apple suggests a new beginning and a freshness of approach. In many traditions it is the fruit of immortality. Apple blossom is a Chinese symbol of peace and beauty. Eating an apple symbolizes the wish to take in information or knowledge. This has an obvious connection with Eve’s temptation of Adam. As with many natural symbols, the phrases we use in the everyday can give rise to dream images. Thus to be giving someone an apple can suggest showing appreciation, whereas to pick up a rotten apple can signify meeting someone who is not good for us.

Candy
To see or eat candy in your dream symbolizes the joys and the special treats in life. It also represents indulgence, sensuality and/or forbidden pleasure. You may be devoting too much time to unimportant issues. To dream of making candy, denotes profit accruing from industry. To dream of eating crisp, new candy, implies social pleasures and much love-making among the young and old. Sour candy is a sign of illness or that disgusting annoyances will grow out of confidences too long kept.

Brown
Brown denotes worldliness, practicality, domestic bliss, physical comfort, conservatism, and a materialistic character. Brown also represents the ground and earth. You need to get back to your roots.

Lollipop
To see or lick a lollipop in your dream indicates surprises, new experiences and adventures. It also represents indulgence, sensuality and the pleasant aspects of your life.

(White thin fabric… a new outlook lacking strength?? But let’s see what I’m finding within this new outlook lacking strength… I am finding plastic bags with rotting slimy fruits — that is, temporary burdens with my inability to place my trust in someone, missed opportunities, and/or what I am striving and aiming for — but I am also finding candy — the joys and the special treats in life. Yet the candy is old — old with “worldliness, practicality, domestic bliss, physical comfort, conservatism, and materialism” — and seems disgusting…)

Blue
Blue represents truth, wisdom, heaven, eternity, devotion, tranquility, loyalty and openness. Perhaps you are expressing a desire to get away. The presence of this color in your dream, may symbolize your spiritual guide and your optimism of the future. You have clarity of mind.

Glass
To see glass in your dream symbolizes passivity or protection. You may be putting up an invisible barrier to protect yourself in a situation or relationship. If the glass is dirty, cloudy or discolored, then it suggests that you are not seeing something clearly. You need more clarity in a situation. To dream that you are drinking from a glass is an omen of good luck. To dream that you are looking through glass represents your openness and non-defensiveness. Alternatively, you may be putting up an invisible emotional barrier around yourself. Glass, being transparent, symbolizes the barrier between ordinary life and the life hereafter and between the physical and spiritual realms. It can also suggest the transparency of truth as we understand it. Dreaming of glass indicates the invisible but very tangible barriers we may erect around ourselves in order to protect ourselves from meaningful relationship with other people. They may also represent the barriers that other people put up and also be those aspects of ourselves that we have built up in our own defence.

Pyramid
To see a pyramid in your dream symbolizes longevity and stability. You have built a solid foundation for success. The pyramid always signifies a wider awareness of power and energy. There is a point inside the pyramid where all the planes intersect. This will regenerate any matter that is placed there, for instance razor blades will become sharp again. In a larger pyramid, that particular spot can be used for enhancing mystical experiences. In dreams, to enter a pyramid is to be searching for the meaning of life. A pyramid is a very powerful image. On a physical level, it is a building of wonder. On a mental level, it is a structure of regeneration. It will depend on our level of awareness as to which interpretation is valid.

(… yet the candy that formerly seemed disgusting actually turns and is repackaged into something that looks desireable. It is placed next to a blue pyramid — an image of openness, tranquility, and optimism for the future. Blue and glass are both somewhat symbols of that. The pyramid is a solid shape, lending strength to the idea of blue and glass.)

dream #2
i am headed to some tall (?), dark (?) building that i think is jeanette’s office (?) and people are playing videogames, but they are games that are also tied to real life. jeanette is managing the wheel of this racing game (where i guess if you crash it it affects you in real life). there is a carload of us, and i’m worried about the way she is driving because she is taking on a self-challenging mentality of doing it in a, “look ma! no hands!” kind of way. but the game is “cut” all crazy, like tv shows are these days, where there are jump cuts and lots of overlays and who knows what’s even going on. so much so that it is a racing game, but because the way jeanette’s playing it affects how tame look on-screen, what’s on-screen is totally hazy and looks like a blur and it seems like the camera is just straight pointing at the ground or something. i take over for her after she shows me proudly her, “look ma! no hands!” routine, and i’m bummed on it, telling her that she needs to pay more attention when she has so many people’s lives in her hands. i started driving, fully paying attention, with hands, but i’m driving super fast, the view on screen knida changes from the 3d graphical blur it was when jeanette was playing to a 2d overhead view like in the offroad arcade game or something. i am driving the car — evidently actually a mack truck — so fast that it is like a cartoon, completely teetering on two wheels (that’s be either the two right or two left, at any given time). it’s skidding through the curves, and on screen it looks like it’s just ridiculously flying through snaking curves and dodging the other mack trucks in the game. i’m passing a lot of people up though there are still some people in front of me (i only remember one “screen shot” from the dream). it’s definitely a race. the mack truck i’m driving looks like a sideways tilted rectangle when it’s driving. i remember being amazed that the truck can drive with two wheels on the ground at any given time — it’s like a pendulum or a see-saw or something in the way it’s turning corners — and nervous because, like i mentioned, the roomful of people in the room behind me (there are at least like 5, including jeanette and i) are actually all passengers on the mack truck.

Video Game
To dream that you are playing a video game represents your ability to manipulate others into doing what you want them to do. Alternatively, playing video game suggests that you are trying to escape from the problems in your real life, instead of confronting it. Consider the type of video game for additional insights. To see or dream that you are a character in a video game suggests that you are feeling controlled and manipulated by others. You feel that you have no control over your actions or are not taking responsibility for them.

Driving
To dream that you are driving a vehicle signifies your life’s journey and your path in life. The dream is telling of how you are moving and navigating through life. If you are driving on a curvy road, then it indicates that you are having difficulties in achieving your goals and accepting the changes associated with it. Metaphorically, driving a car in your dream is analogous to your sex life and sexual performance. Consider how you are driving and what kind of car you are driving and how it relates to your waking sex life. Or the dream may be a pun on your “drive” or ambition. To dream that someone else is driving you represents your dependence on the driver. You are not in control of your life and following the goals of others instead of your own. The car is very often representative of our own personal space, an extension of our being. It also stands for spiritual direction and motivation. Dream scenarios involving cars are often much to do with what we are doing to ourselves on a psychological or emotional level. Being alone in a vehicle indicates independence, while dreaming of the brakes shows our ability to be in control. The car engine indicates the essential drives with which we have to deal. To dream of being in a car usually alerts us to our own motivation, thus driving the car can indicate our need to achieve a goal, while being a passenger could indicate that we have handed over responsibility for our lives to someone else.

Semi Truck
To see a semi truck in your dream indicates that you are feeling overburdened or that you are being taken advantage of. You feel that you are pulling more than your own weight and it is time that others share in some of the responsibilities. Alternatively, the dream symbolizes size, largeness and power.

Race
To dream that you are in a race, foretells that others will aspire to the things you are working to possess, but if you win in the race, you will overcome your competitors. If you dream that you win a race, then it represents your full potential and your ability to achieve your goals. You are feeling empowered and able to overcome your obstacles and those who stand in your way. The dream gives you confidence and may be a “rehearsal” for your success.
If you dream you lose the race, then it indicates that you may be overextending yourself. You are setting your goals too high.

(Pretty self-explanatory, I’d say, though not necessarily with a clear end.)

vivian:
i’m in a supermarket with someone. we’ve both bought stuff — he moreso, i think — and as he’s checking out, with two plums, i decide to run back to buy one. i have a little bit of a hard time finding it but eventually locate it in the furthest-most aisle. i buy one. it’s almost the only thing i want.

interpretation for “market”:
“To dream that you are in a market, represents some emotional of physical need that you are currently lacking in your life. You may be in need of nurturance and some fulfillment. Consider the specific items that you are shopping for. Alternatively, the market signifies frugality. To see an barren market in your dream, signifies depression and gloominess. There is a void in your life. If the market is large or well-stocked, then it means possibilities and choices.”

interpretation for “plum”:
“To see them ripe, denotes joyous occasions, which, however, will be of short duration. To eat them, denotes that you will engage in flirtations and other evanescent pleasures. To gather them, you will obtain your desires, but they will not prove so solid as you had imagined. If you find yourself gathering them up from the ground, and find rotten ones among the good, you will be forced to admit that your expectations are unrealized, and that there is no life filled with pleasure alone.”

assessment of meaning:
well, certainly don’t like short-lived fulfillment of desires. 😛 damn! i think the plum itself showed up as a conscious choice to a degree, though, because i made a big stink last week about eating plums because someone had a delicious one. in my dream, i did actually connect wanting the plum in my dream to wanting a plum in real life.

tammy:
i was at puma shopping and i guess phil knew some guy that worked there. he was telling phil about these cool sunglasses. when phil tried them on, i thought they were really ugly because they had skulls on each lens! then i saw francisco working and i asked him what he thought about the bag that raymond said he’d buy me tomorrow. he said his dad thought it was like a bowling bag. i also saw this guy from my high school that lives down the block from me, working there also (dennis bounds’ kid). so also i was shopping at some store and i happened to see/be with a couple girls from my high school (anna, melinda, emily, etc.) and nicole happened to be there too. nicole was trying on earrings and i eventually told her i liked the gold and blue ones she picked out (she also said how calvin klein was big now). we all happened to be done the same time and we all got in line. i sorta walked over there the same time and i was first, but we were standing as a group. the cashier rang one person up and then looked at me and said, “do you always get in line like that?” anna also put her dress in my bag because i had a big purse. i was also asked to deliver some notes to other people that went to my high school but i had no idea how to find them.