||[Aug. 27th, 2009|03:42 pm]
Dream Interpretation Community
I believe people dream about things they are experiencing during awake time. Some of the scientific explanations about dreams that I subscribe to have to do with subconscious thought that people aren't finished contemplating while they are awake; so, when they sleep, a person's mind begins to analyze the travails of the day and place them in story like sequences. That's just one of the explanations I've read. I'm sure there really are UFO abductions taking place during the night in other parts of the world.|
I don't usually remember my dreams unless they were frightening. But I also don't think that a dream has to be a nightmare before it can be interpreted as scary. Wasps and poisonous spiders. That's what I dreamt about, to put it bluntly. My analysis follows.
Every summer, it seemed, I would have a problem with gigantic, enormous, buzzard swarming flies enter my house. And as I would continuously kill them one at a time, they somehow mysteriously came back to haunt me. I'm talking huge flies, just millimeters short of being a black bumblebee. Well, as it happens, every summer I would swap my cat's lidded litter box for a standard open litter box and place it in the fireplace. I felt it was convenient for the cat to take care of business in there since he enjoys making a mess with the sand by splashing it all around the floor. My chimney doesn't have a functioning damper which has rusted into the open position. That means, in the winter time, I cannot close the damper to keep the cold air out (when I'm not burning a fire), but more importantly, I can't close the damper in the summer time to keep the monster flies from smelling the cats poop and making their way in by flying down the flue, like Santa Clause. Oh, last year they wreaked havoc on my sanity.
The dream I had last night takes place in that corner of the house. I discovered a gigantic insect which was obviously of no surprise since it is summer time already. However, since I purchased the gas fire burner, I stopped swapping litter boxes and the kitty takes care of business in the lidded litter box year round now. As I looked closer at the buzzing insect, I realize that it is a wasp and my staring at it aggravated it to the point of attack. As I look around for something to swat at it, the wasp flutters back down and buzzes around helplessly as if it is on it's last legs. How fortunate I am that I don't have to worry about getting stung. I'm hesitant though to get any closer to it regardless. But I do, because I can't have a wasp in the house whether or not it's dying. What I discover is that the wasp has been capture in a spider web and is well within the clutches of a black widow spider.
It is a shiny black spider and the close up of the scene now is practically microscopic. I can literally see where the black widow spider is biting the wasp to incapacitate it. Poor wasp, I remember thinking. I watch as the poison slowly begins to immobilize the wasp. The black widow may have taken a moment to say hello to me before digging in, and I decide to wait until the spider finishes it's meal before whooshing it back outdoors where it belongs.
I don't have my dream dictionary with me, but by the end of the day, I'm going to have a detailed analysis of how this dream may be trying to tell me something about the day's trials and tribulations. Lately, I've been revisiting memories of people I used to know from when I was an adolescent. Back in those days, I lived in a house that had developed a wasps nest under the roof. They would get in from one of the airvents. I tried to rid them with poison, mesh, etc. but those bugs would literally chew right through the mesh. It wasn't until I used chicken wire that the nest was sealed permanently. Is it possible since I am revisiting memories from a time in my life when the wasps were always swarming around that I am thinking of them in my sleep, or is there some other significance I'm not seeing? These memories are a major disturbance in my life, if that's any help.