I came across a book called "10,000 Dreams Interpreted" a few days ago and couldn't help but pick it up.
I've always been intrigued by dreams, probably because I tend to have crazy ones. I even started a "Dream Journal" a couple of years ago. It's the second best thing I could do (next to actually videotaping them -- which, by the way, someone needs to figure out how to do) to keep track of my midnight fantasies.
When I was young enough to still get away with Barney pajamas, I used to hate going to bed. I knew that as soon as my eyelids shut and I drowsed off to sleep, I would have to see him - and by "him" I don't mean some sort of creepy demonic creature. I'm talking about the Energizer Bunny. (Hence the reason I buy Duracell.) It would always just me him and I. He'd chase me endlessly along a two ft. wide path that ran along the inside of a cylindrical volcano. We'd keep going and going and going...and I had this dream over and over and over for years.
So I figured it was finally time to figure out what the heck it all meant. Turning to page 467, I read:
"To dream of rabbits foretells favorable turns in conditions, and you will be more pleased with your gains than formerly."
and onto 490:
"If you run from danger, you will be threatened with losses, and you will despair of adjusting matters agreeably."
So if I'm reading this correctly, I was facing a favorable loss that I would be pleased to despair over. Huh.
I wonder if there really is an "explanation" to our dreams. It seems to me that there isn't some sort of defined logic behind them, but rather an assumed one. We'd like to think they have a deep hidden meaning, but in reality they are simply random creations our minds put together sparked by something we've seen.
He still gives me the heebie jeebies...