I can somewhat interpret dreams--I just don't make a big deal out of it because I don't really see it as a talent. Most dreams are typical human
psychosis. They have matching symbols, that are often common. Some of them don't mean a darn thing, though. But just occasionally, there's 1 that
has some sort of future intent, sometimes to-the-action fulfilment. Most of my interpretation is geared towards calming people down, not towards some
grand future. I honestly believe that if there is some mundane answer, it's best to work with that first. If there's a bigger picture, it will
reveal itself in time.
Anyway, I had a dream that my mother had a disturbing dream to do with her kids, and she went to fix their problems. In the dream, I understood the
details of her dream, but while being awake, it's mostly garbled. The thing is that she remembered driving away from probably the middle child's
home, and looked around in her car, and had nothing but a sea of dead babies, covered in blood, which caused her to swerve and wreck into a tree. We
were in that car. I started laughing and told her that babies usually represent projects that we're working on--unfinished business. I also said
that it's natural to wreck when you've got a car full of dead babies.
In the dream, she turned onto a bridge over Terrebonne Bayou behind a SUV, while I was continuing breaking down the dream, and someone in a big car
old boxy 70s car from the other side of the bayou took their turn on the bridge a little too hard, had to overcompensate, and smacked us into the
bayou. Now, as a point, I'm paranoid about wrecks, but I don't ever want to end up in a bayou. There's living monsters in there, there's 10 ft of
slurry for every foot of water, and there's a strong chance you will not come out alive, for all that you had a soft landing. Co-worker's nephews
drowned in that bayou last Christmas--all the woman's children, and she lost her first grandchild only few months after that. So, with my own
dislike and fairly recent memories, no wonder a bayou wreck is in my dream. The things is this went from a water-filled bayou to a semi-soft ditch
mid-wreck, so we climbed out of the car, with me ruefully laughing at my interpretation of a car wreck that literally came true the day after dreaming
it (for my mother). Basically, it was a "I should have seen that coming", moment.
The dream goes on from there, but it has a different feel from there on...more like I'm struggling to wake up. The blonde in the SUV knows the driver
of the ancient vehicle, but is reluctant to tell the cops, but confides in me, recognised him by his eyes as he turned onto the bridge, and that there
is something wrong with them. I wake up about this time to people getting up for the day.
Most likely, this dream was just one of my wake up calls. I have really weird dreams when I'm trying to wake up early, without an alarm. For a
wake-up dream, I've got to be anxious and worried that I'm not going to get up in time. I have stuff I need to do, this morning, so this is highly
This was not like the "prophetic dreams" I'm used to...or was it? The bayou changed in the middle of the dream. The experience I have with
"prophetic dreams" in my family, is that the dreams are 100% accurate, with NO need for interpretation because they happen literally. I'm also the
one who gets them the least and remembers them the least, out of all who do this in my family. The only way that this could be literal is if in
paying attention to my mother, I've not been looking at the change in water levels, which this bayou does, the closer it gets to Lafourche Bayou,
often becoming little more than a muddy ditch. Or the part we landed on was a soft slope going into the bayou. So this could be a literal dream, but
I doubt it. Also, my mom's told me a weird dream on that stretch before, which lends me to this being a wake up call. All the elements have happened
within this past year. I've seen/heard these things recently. This does not lend itself to the future easily. Besides, as my dad says, real dreams
don't feel the same. And this did not feel like something special.
Or it could be a general psychosis dream like everyone else has. I don't want to ever be in a bayou wreck--I'm a bit paranoid about that. Babies
tend to be about your projects as much as they're about kids. This is a set up for a dream about insecurity. Everyone has insecure moments, so this
would be no surprise if there was a touch of interpretation needed for this thing. Do I have projects/future plans that I'm worried about?
Absolutely. But the water dried out, and there's a safe landing, and I laughed at myself. The projects I have intended for next year might fail, but
they're not going to cost much if they do. I still have a lot of family, no matter the outcome, and I trust in God.
That part is important. We can talk crutches all we want, but if you don't have a higher being, when all the world goes to crud, you've got no reason
to stay calm. I do. And it's nice to have that bubbling joyful laughter in the middle of a car wreck.
edit on 12-10-2011 by CynicalDrivel
because: bay to bayou, and switched a sentence around.