vivian:
Dream #1
At Clare and Nim’s house, hanging out with Clare. Nim is taking a nap but wakes up around 11:00pm or something, and wants to go to real bed. I help Clare up the stairs so she can get ready; she has injured her left foot and I ask her how. She says just like this, from getting helped up the stairs by Nim and banging her left foot into the stairwell (seems like a self-perpetuating cycle?!). She is speedier than I initially while we are going up, so I speed up a bit and go faster than her, and she says, “Really?” Get upstairs and she goes into the bathroom. When I go back downstairs, Nim starts to walk me home. It is night and there is much incandescent lighting in the streets. I am surprised how far Nim is walking me. On the sidewalk near a tree and planter ahead of us, I see a clump of animals. They are all small but slightly varied; from afar I think one is a baby calf or pig or goat — but upon closer inspection, as we near, I smell a scent makes me positive that they have just been birthed. And they scatter as we pass, three of them going across the street into the driveway of a house, two moving up the street back where we had just come from, and one standing in the street for a long while — the one reminding me of a black pig — and I worry only for a second that it may be hit by a car. Across the street, adorable dogs: one fluffy Chow-ish one in the center, one fluffy doberman to its right (from my point of view). I do not remember anything about the one on the left. Soon Nim is driving me home. We’re driving south on 21st and make a left on Taylor, near the park.

Stairs
To dream that you are walking up a flight of stairs indicate that you are achieving a higher level of understanding. You are making progress into your spiritual, emotional or material journey. The dream is also analogous to material and thoughts that are coming to the surface. To dream that you slip or trip on the stairs signify your lack of self confidence or conviction in the pursuit of some endeavor. If you slip going up the stairs, then it means that you are moving too fast toward attaining your goals. If you slip going down the stairs, then it suggests that you are moving too quickly in delving into your subconscious. You may not be quite ready to confront your subconscious or repressed thoughts.

Spiritual Meaning:
Spiritually, an injury or scar may suggest that something negative and harmful has occurred, which is an external force rather than internal. We may not have dealt with it as well as we might. An injury will suggest a recent hurt, whereas a scar in a dream suggests that there are old hurts, which have not been fully dealt with.

Foot
To dream that you cut your foot on broken glass indicates that you are experiencing some obstacles or reservation in moving forward toward your goals. This dream may occur due to your lack of freedom or independence. Alternatively, you may have taken a step in the wrong direction and your dream is trying to give you a head’s up on it. You need to go in the direction that you want to go and not follow others. Take your own initiative.

Sidewalk
To dream that you are walking on a sidewalk represents your steady progress and direction in life. You may be experiencing new walks of life. If the sidewalk is cracked, then it signifies minor and temporary setbacks that are keeping you from getting to your destination. Perhaps you need to alter your course and make some changes in your life.

Trees
The tree is symbolic in dreams of the basic structure of our inner lives. When one appears in our dreams it is best to work with the image fairly extensively. (Unfortunately, I don’t know much about the tree.)

Puppy
To see a puppy in your dream symbolizes your playfulness and carefree nature. It also refers to a blossoming friendship. If you are taking care of a puppy, then it means that you are reliable and trustworthy. Others can depend on you, especially during difficult times. To see a litter of newborn puppies in your dream is indicative of the amount of time that an idea has been developing or will take to develop. Look to the number of puppies to give you that approximate amount of time.

Separation
To dream of a separation suggests that you are experiencing some separation anxiety. You are afraid of feeling unneeded or abandoned. Alternatively, the dream means that you need to looking at an issue more objectively. You need to pull yourself away from a situation and look at it from afar.

Driveway
To see or drive up to a driveway in your dream symbolizes an end to your journey. It also represents security and rest. Alternatively, it denotes your path toward achieving inner peace and finding your spirituality.

Road
If the road is smooth and bordered by trees or flowers, then it denotes a steady progress and steady climb up the social ladder. If the road is straight and narrow, then it means that your path to success is going as planned.

Interpretation of Meanings:
Don’t know, but we did watch a brief film with baby dogs in it right before sleeping. But I have certainly been having some general life confusions about where I am going and the routes I am taking to get there.

Dream #2
Approach some bar in a hotel or something. There are some glasses of scotch but I fill up a glass with milk, quite full. Then I decide to add some scotch to it — I guess thinking it may be like a White Russian if I do that? — but then I realize that the glasses of scotch are all actually half-drunken and belong to strangers. They aren’t even half-full, but far below that. I change my mind.

Bar
To dream that you are at a public bar signifies your desire to escape from the stresses of your daily life and retreat into a light-hearted environment where pleasure abounds. Alternatively, you are seeking acceptance in some aspect of your daily life. The dream may also be a pun on being “barred” from some place or something. You are feeling excluded or held back by circumstances beyond your control.

Milk
To see milk in your dream symbolizes maternal instincts and motherly love. It also denotes human kindness, wholesomeness, and compassion. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor that someone is “milking” you, either emotionally or financially. To dream that you are drinking milk signifies domestic bliss and inner nourishment. It may also imply that you need to strengthen your ties and relationships with others.

Alcohol
To dream that you are enjoying alcohol in moderation denotes contentment and satisfaction in the decisions that you have made. Success is within your grasp. The dream may also be a metaphor for “spirits” and your need for spiritual enrichment.

Whiskey
To see whiskey in bottles symbolizes your alertness, carefulness and protective nature. To dream that you are drinking whisky suggests that your selfishness will cost you your friends. Alternatively, it represents your lack of self-confidence. You are trying to escape the responsibilities of your everyday life.

Interpretation of Meanings:
Maybe to choose milk — nourishment, strengthening of relationships — over whiskey — selfishness… also something I’ve been struggling with lately. Weird.

vivian:
Dream #1
Moving into a house with a big room in it. Have many possessions that are being unpacked, and I can’t remember who I am with – either Troy or family. Plenty happens in-between; I don’t remember much other than walking out of the main room and now I am swimming in flooded waters. To my right is normal dry land, and a body of water, like a lake or something. A blonde kid reminding me of Danny jumps in, feet-first, his body straight. I feel cold just watching him and mention this to Troy and the one other person I am walking with. It is almost strange to me, it seems, that the kid would jump in when the water is so cold. But then I realize that I could probably do that too (as we start heading back to the house), as I am already deep in water. Upon this realization, I swim a little harder and splash a little more in the water. To my right, another body of water, but it is upside-down, reflecting into the sky. I point this out; nobody else seems to care or finds it surprising. I think it’s beautiful and fascinating. We walk down the corridor (suddenly dry) to go to the house, and a group of four young boys are there; one asks me if I’m the one who runs a magazine, and I say, “Yeah, how did you know that?” and he said he had seen one of the copies that was being passed around, and I wonder how many people have seen it and how they know to associate it with me. Go into the house; it’s dry there as well. Begin to pack to move away. The room is shaped similarly to my living room in the New Jersey townhouse. I am wondering as I am packing something what those people think about someone starting a magazine; it’s not really that big of a deal these days, after all, so are they thinking it is a big deal because it was in print and because it reminds them of something like a Vogue or something because of that? I soon am folding blankets in the center of the room with my mom and brother in the room; my dad is outs of it. I am stacking them while watching TV, I think, taking my time because I want to do as much as I can while still in front of the TV. When I’m done folding, I throw a bunch of crochet-covered couch cushions onto the couch; there are so many it seems to cover up every portion of it. I notice a regular pillow sandwiched in there, with a red covering (the other ones are in a similar color palette though maybe a bit browner with red-ish accents). End up opening up some cabinet near-ish the couch and inside it are some useless things, some cardboard or something, and also some pieces I feel like I am leaving for future use. Find a couple small boxes of old copies of my magazine, and I’m wondering why I brought them there, when I get the sense that we knew all along that we were going to move out of this house, and now it’s just one more thing to more.

Moving
To dream that you are moving away signifies your desire or need for change. It may also mean an end to a situation or relationship; you are moving on. Alternatively, it indicates your determination and issues regarding dependence/independence.

Flood
To dream that you are in a flood represents your need to release some sexual desires. If the flood is raging, then it represents emotional issues and tensions. Your repressed emotions are overwhelming you. Consider where the flood is for clues as to where in your waking life is causing you stress and tension. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are overwhelming others with your demands and strong opinion. Still another interpretation could be your desire to wipe everything clean and make a fresh new start.
To see a gentle flood in your dream indicates that your worries over a certain matter will soon be swept away.

Swimming
To dream that you are swimming suggests that you are exploring aspects of your subconscious mind and emotions. The dream may be a sign that you are seeking some sort of emotional support. It is a common dream image for people going through therapy.
To dream that you are swimming underwater suggests that you are completely submerged in your own feelings. You are forcing yourself to deal with your subconscious emotions.

Reflection
If you see a strange figure or something other than your own reflection, then it suggests that you are undergoing some identity crisis. You are not sure about who you are anymore.

Television
To dream that you are watching television represents your mind and its flowing thoughts. The dream reflects how you are receiving, integrating, and expressing your ideas and thoughts. The programs you dream of watching are an objective view of the things that are in your mind.

Pillow
To see a pillow in your dream represents comfort. relaxation, ease, and/or luxury. You need to take it easy on yourself. Alternatively, the dream indicates laziness.
To dream that you are lying on a pillow suggests that you are in need of some mental support. Perhaps there is a situation or matter that you need to “cushion” and soften the blow.
To dream that your pillow is gone indicates that you are in self-denial.
Cushion
To see or use a cushion in your dream suggests that you are in need of more rest and relaxation. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor that you need to “cushion” or distance yourself against a hurtful situation or some offensive remarks.

Couch
To see or dream that you are on a couch represents rest, relaxation, laziness or boredom. It may also mean you need to clear you mind and thoughts. Consider also who is on the couch with you as the dream may also have sexual connotations.

Dream #2
At some sort of retreat where there are many rooms with many people in them. Troy and I are sharing a very nice hotel room with two people, though they leave the first day. It is located on some huge compound, where there seems to be a lot of things to do. We go out and do a bunch of stuff and come back to two new ladies. Doug (my dad’s former co-worker) is somehow involved with the music business and has told the ladies something about me forgetting my wallet (or something equally mundane, which turns out to be untrue). The ladies are in an experimental music band (or two) which I now forget the name of but they work with a guy Mike who I supposedly know, who runs some experimental label. I recognize their band name and realize that they are somewhat well-known in the genre. We all end up hanging out in the room – I don’t think Troy is there – and he and I have the far bed near the window and they have the closer bed near the door. I am sitting on the floor talking to a couple other people and there is another label guy there. He is some fat and pretty gross dude who starts massaging me and initially I accept it, thinking it’s just a friendly gesture, but then he starts doing things that feel a little bit advancey, and before I know it, he’s kissing my neck or something like that, and I tell him to stop. He is kind of doing it because he knows I am involved in the music industry and thinks that he somehow has the right to do it and that I will accept it. It briefly crosses my mind that perhaps this connection would best be unsevered for Swahili’s sake, but then decide against it and spurn off his advances.

Fast-forward and I am walking through a courtyard or something which I have walked through tons of times, but this time it is flooded, and towards a particular rocky enclave, I see two octopi. One is smaller and lighter in color; the other is red and pretty large. The small one comes by the large one and stings it (or something) on the top of the head so that it loses redness for a second. A girl – one of my new roommates, I think – puts her face down into the water, which is only like, lower shin high probably, to kiss the larger octopus. It wraps a bit around her face. I warn her about getting stung, and she says that these octopi are here always, and it’s unlikely that she’ll be stung. I look down – we are now with a group of people, as well – and there indeed are octopi everywhere in the water. I am worried about stepping on them now, and think about paddling and floating instead of walking the rest of the way. Not sure if I do that.

Arrive back at the hotel or whatever, and am meeting up with Troy in the room. The other two ladies are leaving, I believe, and I ask him if he wants to stay. He decides that he wants to, and in my mind, I’m thinking that the other ladies are gone so we can have sex, and he is thinking that he will be able to sleep early because he needs to get up for work. We cuddle for a while, while I think one of the other ladies is still in the room, standing on some ledge or something. He decides to go out for a bit to another room, and I ask him if he’s going to work, and he says, not tonight. I soon go follow him, but I want to call my parents first and tell them I’m staying another evening.

Fast-forward and we meet up in the place where he is, which is, I think, where there are a ton of video games. I am headed there but realize I have forgotten something like my wallet? And go back to the room to grab it. There is a vague association with cupcakes somewhere in here? (Also, I am not sure if this wallet section is right here or earlier, but I definitely go back to the room at this point to retrieve something; it is possible there are two separate incidences of such things).

Hotel
To see a hotel in your dream signifies a new state of mind or a shift in personal identity. You are undergoing some sort of transition and need to move away from your old habits and old way of thinking. You need to temporarily escape from your daily life. Alternatively, the dream may imply a loss in your personal identity.

Hotel – to dream of a hotel or any establishment that is temporary accommodation indicates that we may not feel secure within our present living conditions. The type of accommodation often gives clues as to the insecurity we are experiencing. A bed and breakfast place could be interpreted as basic but comfortable whereas a five-star hotel might suggest expensive luxury.

Share
To dream that you are sharing something symbolizes your generosity toward others. Perhaps you need to be more generous with your feelings. Alternatively, the dream may be a metaphor for the “shares” you have in the stock market. You are expressing concern over your finances.

Bedroom
To dream that you are in the bedroom signifies aspects of yourself that you keep private. It is also indicative of your sexual nature and intimate relations.

Massage
To dream that you are getting a massage suggests that you are lacking sensual or sexual stimulation in your waking life. You need to be more in touch with your sensuality. Perhaps you need to take better care of your body. The dream also represents nurturance, ease and comfort. Alternatively, getting a massage suggests that you need to let go and stop being so defensive.

Flood
To dream that you are in a flood represents your need to release some sexual desires. If the flood is raging, then it represents emotional issues and tensions. Your repressed emotions are overwhelming you. Consider where the flood is for clues as to where in your waking life is causing you stress and tension. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are overwhelming others with your demands and strong opinion. Still another interpretation could be your desire to wipe everything clean and make a fresh new start. To see a gentle flood in your dream indicates that your worries over a certain matter will soon be swept away.

Octopus
To see an octopus in your dream means that you are entangled in some difficult matter. Your judgment is being clouded. Alternatively, the octopus indicates that you are overly possessive and maybe too clingy in a relationship.

Sting
To dream that you are stung represents some hurtful action or remark. The dream may be a pun on some “stinging remark”. Although, you are not letting it show how it has affected you, the pain is making its way into your dreamscape. Alternatively, the dream may also be a metaphor for being in love.

Warning
To dream that you are warning someone suggests that you need to recognize the dangers or negatives of some situation. You need to bring this to the surface.

Kiss
A single kiss (particularly on the forehead) has often had spiritual and religious undertones, and here the image symbolizes a blessing of a spiritual kind. A kiss represents tranquility, peace and harmony. We are sealing a pact – perhaps coming to some sort of agreement or recognizing different ways of co-operating with others. We may also be moving towards unity and acceptance within ourselves. Being kissed indicates that we are appreciated and loved for our own qualities. When we dream about kissing someone, whether of the same gender as ourselves or not, it can suggest an acceptance of a new relationship with that person. Such an act can also signify that, on a subconscious level, we are seeking to develop a quality belonging to that other person in ourselves. For both men and women a kiss in dreams is an acknowledgement, often of aspects of our personality that we have not been able to integrate successfully. Women may choose to understand their own drive and assertiveness and men their more sensitive side.

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.

Wallet
To dream that you lose your wallet suggests that you need to be more cautious and careful about your spending and finances. You need to be more responsible with your money. Alternatively, losing your wallet indicates that you are losing touch with your true identity. You are experiencing some anxiety over changes and uncertainties happening in your life. If you find a wallet, then it indicates that you have regained financial stability.

vivian:
Dream #1
Some band Troy is friends with in Seattle has gotten huge and are playing some stadium or something, and one of their friends is on stage giving a shout out to their other band friend they’re on tour with (White Coward, maybe).

Stadium
To see or dream that you are in a stadium represents your determination to succeed and achieve your goals. You need to be more active, aggressive, and bold.

Interpretation of Meanings:
Dunno.

Dream #2
Cleaning out some car (or something which is requiring that many a door is open) and am listening to the first track on G&V disc but turn it off before it gets any further than that, either because I need to go somewhere or because Troy is coming and I don’t want him to hear that — or both?

Feel a distinct sense that I was trying to hide something in that dream.

vivian:
I am standing outside a Chinese restaurant, looking in to see if I want to eat it. End up going in and approaching two dudes at a table to see if the food is good. End up sitting down and waitress comes over to talk to me in Chinese. I forget what we talk about. I eat some jellyfish salad – but later on it has transformed into something else. There is some kind of transformation or something negative; I can’t remember what though I remembered it when I first woke up and relayed it to Troy (forgot it after not writing it down). There is also some vague inkling that I’ve spoken Spanish in that dream or the one before it.

Restaurant
To dream that you are in a restaurant suggests that you are feeling overwhelmed by decisions and choices that you need to make in your life. Alternatively, it indicates that you are seeking for emotional nourishment outside of your social support system.

Table
To see a table in your dream represents social unity and family connections. If the table is broken, wobbly or not functional, then it suggests some dissension in a group. It may also refer to a sense of insecurity. Perhaps there is something you cannot hold inside any longer and need to bring it out in the open.

Meals
To see meals in your dream suggest that you are dwelling too much on trivial matters, causing your attention to be diverted from important issues. Alternatively, you may be lacking spiritual enrichment and sensual expression.

Jellyfish
To see a jellyfish in your dream represents painful memories that is emerging from your unconscious. There may be hidden hostility or aggression in some aspect of your waking relationship or situation. Alternatively, a jellyfish indicates feelings of inadequacy, uncertainty and a lack of self-esteem. Perhaps there is some situation in which you are unable to assert yourself.

Salad
To see or eat a salad in your dream suggests that you need to express your feelings and take in the positive influences in your life needed for personal growth. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are longing for nature and good health.

vivian:
Dream #1
Am on some sort of trip or quest, and I am going through some sort of wooded park. The part I remember the dream from most clearly – though there is a lot before this – is sitting on a picnic bench type thing that is perched in a river flow area. There are a lot of people on the bench with me, and we seem to be not at all worried about the floods. I am sitting on an end seat at the top of the waterfall, and suddenly a big portion of the waterfall, that is iced, breaks, and it looks like a bunch of miniature sheets of ice, triangular, are flowing downwards. We all lift our feet, thinking that this will help us get out of it, but it sweeps me up because my end seat has me already perched pretty much in the waterfall. Some people criticize me openly, as though I have done this on purpose. Some come after me, running down the icey waterfall to rescue me, but some others get swept up also. I almost feel a sense of relief when Janelle gets swept up even faster than me, but we both maneuver towards our right – it seems tis waterfall is contained within a room – and put our hands into a barrier in the wall that allows for enough room for our fingers to be in it so we can use our fingers to stop the momentum and flow. I stop myself; Janelle realizes she can but chooses to go to the bottom of the waterfall where there is, I guess, a door. Then grows some objective to fight against some magical or medieval (or both?) power – though I’m not sure if this mission was what we set out to do originally or if it is something that popped up later on. I am watching as she enters a particular room and worried there are evils in that room, but I am too scared to enter the room with her. I just watch her enter it, and she is fine, seemingly; but I later know that what I am seeing is not the reality. People are warning her about the dangers, and as that is happening as a voice inside my head or in my imagination – even while I am watching this image of her safe – I realize that I made a mistake in not following her in and aiding her, because she is in great danger. Suddenly, I see her go from just exploring the room – which I assume has another room within it – to her standing against a wall that I can see through the door, as though someone is commanding her to do that. I worry for her safety, and the door slams shut. Fast-forward and there is some sort of change in the game rules because the people ordered it; beforehand, it is that the humans must defeat the other evils, but it is still somewhat fair. The humans decide that they, instead, want the mission to just be for them to destroy as many evils as possible. Up pops some sort of video game screen confirming this and ensuring that if the humans choose this route, it will have only one rule: to be the winner under all circumstances. What that means is that the game will henceforth be a free-for-all devoid of rules. The humans care not, thinking they can win even with this in place. There is a video game screenshot – overhead, like in Diablo – where three humans are attacking one skeleton and destroy him in an explosive burst – but then they open a door, and the door is booby-trapped and explodes, killing them all.

Park
To dream that you are at a park represents a temporary escape from reality. It indicates renewal, meditation, and spirituality. You may be undergoing a readjustment period after experiencing some serious personal conflict or an end to a passionate affair. To dream of walking through a well-kept park, denotes enjoyable leisure.

Picnic
To dream of attending a picnic, foreshadows success and real enjoyment. Dreams of picnics, bring undivided happiness to the young. Storms, or any interfering elements at a picnic, implies the temporary displacement of assured profit and pleasure in love or business.

Table
To see a table in your dream represents social unity and family connections. If the table is broken, wobbly or not functional, then it suggests some dissension in a group. It may also refer to a sense of insecurity. Perhaps there is something you cannot hold inside any longer and need to bring it out in the open.

Flood
A flood signifies the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Old grievances and emotional difficulties are washed away, leaving a clear head and a clear way forward. If we are not good at expressing ourselves verbally, dreaming of a flood may allow us to come to terms with our anxieties and worries in an appropriate way. An overflow of repressed or unconscious feelings needs to be got out of the way before progress can be made. Flood dreams are fascinating, because while frightening, they often indicate a release of positive energy. To be in the middle of a flood indicates we may feel we are being overwhelmed by feelings or circumstances, while watching a flood suggests we are simply watching ourselves. Sometimes a flood dream can indicate depression.

Ice
Spiritually, ice symbolizes a part of ourselves that has become frozen and needs to thaw out before we can progress. Ice cream is an image which can be used to signify impermanence. We need to decide if we wish to go for the transitory or permanent. Spiritual isolation – that is, existing in isolation because of the way our lives have gone – can be symbolized by icicles. Ice is also a representation of rigidity, of the brittleness that comes from not understanding what is going on around us, of creating circumstances where people cannot get – or be – in touch with us. Depending on how the ice appears in a dream, it can indicate a state of impermanence. To see icicles melting indicates that the troubles that have been around us will literally disappear within a short space of time. Whether the fault is our own or other people’s, it would appear that outside circumstances give the ability to overcome whatever has been troubling us. When we dream of ice we are usually looking at the emotions. We are aware that perhaps we are colder than we should be, shutting off any display of warmth and compassion. We are thereby enclosing ourselves in a situation from which it may be difficult to free ourselves. Often in dreams icicles can appear to hang in a certain fashion – it is the pattern that is important as much as the icicle itself. We may be aware that we are having problems with our environment and that it is not supporting it in a way we would expect – thereby creating difficulties.

Waterfall
To see a waterfall in your dream is symbolic of letting go. You are releasing all those pent up emotions and negative feelings. Alternatively, the dream represents your goals and desires. In particular, if the waterfall is clear, then it represents revitalization, regeneration and renewal. To dream that you are at the bottom of the waterfall suggests that you are feeling emotionally overwhelmed. You are experiencing difficulties in coping with your feelings.

Evil
To dream that someone or something is evil denotes a repressed and/or forbidden aspect of yourself. This part of yourself may be seeking recognition and acknowledgment. Alternatively, evil may also be a reflection of your strong, negative emotions like hate, anger, etc. Evil is an expression of disapproval of that which cannot be explained away. Any violent action might be interpreted as evil – against the norm. Any darkness can also be seen as evil since for some time the colour black has been associated with it. To experience evil in a dream is usually to be conscious of our own urges, which we have judged to be wrong. Other aspects of evil, such as inappropriate action by others, may be experienced as dread and disgust.

Battle
Battle signifies striving with difficulties, but a final victory over the same. If you are defeated in battle, it denotes that bad deals made by others will mar your prospects for good.

Room
To dream that you are in a room represents a particular aspect of yourself or a specific relationship. Dreams about various rooms often relate to hidden areas of the conscious mind and different aspects of your personality. If the room is welcoming or comfortable, then it signifies opulence and satisfaction in life. If you see a dark or confined room, then it denotes that you feel trapped or repressed in a situation. To dream that you find or discover a new room suggests that you are developing new strengths and taking on new roles. You may be growing emotionally. Consider what you find in the discovered room as it may indicate repressed memories, fears, or rejected emotions. Alternatively, such rooms are symbolic of neglected skills or rejected potential.

Skeleton
To see a skeleton in your dream represents something that is not fully developed. You may still in be the planning stages of some situation or project. Alternatively, a skeleton symbolizes death, transformation, or changes. You need to get to the bottom of some matter. The skeleton may also be a metaphor for “skeletons in your closet.” Do you have something to hide? To see someone depicted as a skeleton signifies that your relationship with them is long dead.

Explosion
An explosion in a spiritual sense would suggest a revelation of some sort, a welling up from the depths rather than caused by external factors. A forceful explosion of an emotion – anger, fear or sexual release for instance – can accomplish a cleansing. A dream may be a safe space in which to accomplish this, the emotion having been suppressed for some time. An explosion in a dream usually indicates a release of energy in a forceful way, which will allow us to make changes in the way we express ourselves or in the life we live. Apparently destructive, the outcome may be positive in that the debris has to be cleared away.

Interpretation of Meanings:
Feel that it points a bit towards sexual frustration, or a realization of new feelings and the sense that they will lead to a possibly strange outcome.

Dream #2
Half-rooted in real life or something. Receive some sort of response from Chris, as though in answer to some interview questions I had asked a long time ago, and it says that he has never really been in love, or isn’t sure of it.

vivian:
I am in a classroom doing who knows what… eventually walk outside and find that I am wearing two of the same sneaker, and they do not belong to me; they are large and belong to a man. They are white sneakers with red trim. I go back inside to find my things and run into Aaron, who is sitting at a table. We discuss some things we touched upon last night in real life, and then I ask him about the house that he is going to sell which he and his girlfriend currently live in (they have no real plans of selling it right now) and there is some level of fear in me about them moving away. Natalie from high school journalism comes by and begins talking to Aaron. Two of her female friends show up and then she introduces Aaron to them and before she gets a chance to introduce me – she may have forgotten completely, in fact – I jump in and say that I’m Vivian like some impatient brat. I am assertive in a way I usually would not be in such a scenario, and the reason for it is because I’ve been slighted before in real life, where I was left out of being introduced. She takes this with a funny reaction. I soon depart. Then I am thinking about where to go to find my bag but I can’t seem to remember where the room I was in was located. I see a ladder going to an upstairs and wonder if it was there – I feel like I have a blueprint of the place in my head – but hear that it was a brothel upstairs and decide that isn’t the place. Go through another set of doors and there is a light wood-paneled room with a miniature stage and bunch of music equipment. A man is there and I get a sense that the man is Chinese or the whole thing gives me a Chinese restaurant vibe for some reason. I ask him about my bag and he obviously has no idea, but I realize after asking that I recognize nothing in this room and this definitely is not the place. Finally find a really narrow slit opening that isn’t a door. Open it and realize I can’t fit through it. Find door next to it a few feet to the right. This door and slit are situated on the side of what is kind of like a pyramid, and I enter it to find a long hallway. Connected to that hallway are multiple classrooms. The first I come across is the room I was in, but there are three girls waiting outside it. Through the windows – there is one large one and the door is also windowed – I catch glimpses and realize that Van is teaching. The girls are waiting outside for her to arrive at a good stopping point, I gather, so they can go in (I gather this once they’ve gone in when she’s stopped). It seems it then becomes a Q&A session with students lining up to talk to her. I line up to ask her really quickly if she has seen my bag, and I am apologetic for being in her class. She has not seen it. I dash out, noticing before I do that it is in fact the classroom because I remember where I sat in the corner before another glass plate – and see there is nothing there – and notice the clock hanging near the teacher’s desk on a tiny strip of wall. I exit. Don’t remember the rest.

Classroom
To dream that you are in a classroom indicates that you are learning an important life lesson. Alternatively, it symbolizes personal growth. You are learning something about yourself.

Sneakers
To see or wear sneakers in your dream suggest that you are approaching through life with ease and little obstacles. It also denotes comfort and satisfaction with yourself and who you are. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you lead an active life and are always on the go.

Pyramid
To see a pyramid in your dream symbolizes longevity and stability. You have built a solid foundation for success. Alternatively, the dream suggests that major changes will occur over a short period of time.

Teacher
To see your teacher (past or present) in your dream suggests that you are seeking some advice, guidance, or knowledge. You are heading into a new path in life and are ready to learn by example or from a past experience. Consider your own personal experiences with that particular teacher. What subject was taught? Alternatively, a teacher relates to issues with authority and seeking approval. You may be going through a situation in your waking life where you feel that you are being treated like a student or in which you feel you are being put to a test. Also pay attention to the demeanor and attitude of the teacher in your dream. If the teacher in your dream is mean, then it implies that you may be putting too much pressure on yourself to succeed.

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.

Lose
To dream that you lose something indicates that you may really have misplaced something that you had not realized yet. It may also be a signal for you to clean out and reorganize your life. Perhaps you are overwhelmed and distracted with the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. Alternatively, losing something often coincides with a significant life change or waking issue. On a symbolic note, losing things in your dream suggests lost opportunities, past relationships or forgotten aspects of yourself. Your personal associations to the thing you lose will clue you into the emotional meaning and interpretation of your dream.

Purse
To see or carry a purse in your dream represents secrets, desires and thoughts which are being closely held and guarded. It symbolizes your identity and sense of self. Consider also the condition of the purse for indications of your state of mind and feelings. Alternatively, a purse symbolizes the female genitalia and the womb. To dream that you lost your purse denotes loss of power and control. You may have lost touch with your real identity. If you find a purse, then it represents a renewed sense of self.

Clock
To see a clock in your dream signifies the importance of time in some waking situation. You may be feeling some anxiety of not being on top of things. Your mind may be preoccupied with a deadline that you have to meet or some other time-sensitive issue. It is time for you to tread on and speed up your actions.

vivian:
Another dream about Troy One. I don’t know what the context is really but he doesn’t look like him; he is blonde and has short bangs. Feminine like before, but different. He is very much in my face and saying something. There is some kind of romantic tension, as always, though it is not clear.