Friday, July 22, 2005

Guess I Need to Brush More

I've been having the strangest dreams lately. I wake up feeling anxious, disoriented and ill-at-ease.

Although I've been chalking them up to weird pre-bedtime meals and the fact that I watch bad reality TV as I tumble into sleep, I've still sought an explanation. What is going on in my mind that my subconscious is trying to reveal to me? I deduced that it has to do with the very obvious troubles in my life...

I wove an intricate web between the dreams' events and my life. I sorted out that, when decoded, I'm really only dreaming about my house being sold; the feeling that I'm being forced from the home I love; the pressure I'm getting from almost all sides to move to Florida, even though I have zero desire to move there; my constant need to please people and the fact that no matter how hard you try, someone will be left discontented; no matter how hard you try, there will always be something - even something that can be easily hidden - that slips through the cracks; the raise in my insurance rates; my fear of change; the anxiety of finding, starting and learning a new job.

I related my dreams to my mother, desperate for her corroboration. I, for some reason, wanted affirmation that my dreams were only mildly distorted images of my day to day issues. To her and my grandmother -and their culture - dreams always mean something. I needed her to shed some Serbian/gypsy light on the subject.

"So," I said to my mom after I'd detailed my very vivid dreams, "what does it mean when your teeth are rotting out of your head?" I prepared myself for her analysis; eager for it, in fact.

She laughed. "Oh honey," she said sympathetically, "that means you're sexually frustrated."

Oh. Well. Okay, then.

9 comments:

God's gift to women (with really low standards) said...

I found this on some dream website:

To dream of rotten teeth shows that you have been telling someone a lie or using your smooth words for getting your own way no matter what. If your teeth are rotten, crooked, and/or falling out this means that your lies are hurting someone very badly and that you will soon be found out. If you dream you have swallowed a tooth you will soon have too 'eat your words'. It becomes much easier to interpret this kind of dream if you think of teeth as representing words. When the dreamer is not the one with the bad teeth you will naturally have to watch out for someone lying to you.

It also said something about giving into your almost uncontrollable urges regarding cool guys that live in Texas, but that could mean anything...

Casey said...

I tend to think dreams are just dreams... but your mother's interpretation cracked me up. You're probably just under a lot of stress.

As for Florida, ignore the masses. There's no reason to go if your heart's not in it.

Humidity, ferns, and pastel decor... *shudder*

Paul said...

It doesn't matter what direction you are being pushed, Laurie, you are the captain of your own ship. Point it the the direction that makes you the most comfortable. Listen to the suggestions of family and friends but in the end you have to follow your heart and head. Of couse you know all of this....I'm just adding my two cents worth.

One more thing: did you ever get to watch, "Closer?" If you did, how was it?

Kris said...

Come on, casey, let's be fair. The golden girls had fun there!

I agree, Laurie, don't go! I lived there and liked it, but your home is clearly your home.

As for your conversation with your mother, I could hear crickets in the background at the end there . . . I wish you had had a film crew on hand. :)

Anonymous said...

Ugh! I didn't know you were going to tell EVERYONE what I said! Thanks Laurie, now they all think I am a freak!!! Ha..ha...ha.....
Squirreler

God's gift to women (with really low standards) said...

I agree with Kris. I think you should stay where you are. Sure the Golden Girls had fun there, but look at Rose. On the surface she seemed to like Florida, but her heart was always in St. Olaf. Don't be Rose, Laurie...Don't be Rose.

Scoot said...

I have NEVER told you to move to Florida. I have told you, repeatedly, to move to Wisconsin, which is not very often confused for Florida. No alligators here.

Anonymous said...

Scoot, haven't you been reading Laurie's blog? She HATES snow! W is not a place for her if she hates snow, right????????

The Zombieslayer said...

The best dream interpreter I've ever known was the Thai wife of a good friend of mine. If you'd want your dream interpreted by her, I'd be glad to write it down and bring it to her. She's so right on when she does them that it's amazing.

I'm under the impression that some dreams are garbage and some are meant to be interpreted. Something like your teeth rotting out is probably the latter.