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Recurring Dreams

For almost two decades now I've had the same three recurring dreams.

In the first dream, the end of a school semester draws near. I suddenly remember that there is a class I have been skipping to such an extent that I almost completely forgot I was even taking it. But now that the end is near, I am sure to fail the class and be unable to graduate. I am gripped by severe anxiety and regret.

In the second recurring dream I discover a hidden door in my home. I open it to find a vast open space filled with odd knick-knacks, antiques and other interesting junk. In this dream I am always relieved to have discovered more space in my home, since I tend to live in much smaller spaces than I would actually prefer.

In the third recurring dream, Weird Al Yankovich is my boyfriend. I'm not kidding in the least. This is a dream I've had at least 7 times in the last 15 years. In waking life I pay no attention to this man, his existence just does not cross my mind. But somewhere, deep in my subconscious, he appears as my boyfriend. And not just any boyfriend, but the sweetest, most loving, most giving boyfriend ever. In the dream it is obvious that Weird Al is my soul-mate. A sense of conflict rises within me. Can I deal with the fact that my soul-mate is Weird Al? I mean, look at that goofy face, that goofy hair and those goofy glasses? This is my big moment of truth: Will I say yes to true love and happily ever after? Or am I too shallow to look past his physical appearance and his chosen profession to accept him for who he is on the inside?


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Mar. 18th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Weird Al is my waking soulmate!

Sorry I couldn't resist!
Mar. 18th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
I feel oddly jealous.
Mar. 18th, 2005 05:36 pm (UTC)
HOLY SHIT--I have that first dream all the time...in fact, I almost wrote about it the other day because I just had it this week...and it's never like I'm in grad school...I'm back in college for the first time and I've been cutting a class all semester and I think about going but then I don't and then I realize it's past the drop day and I've probably missed a test or two...

My other one involves losing teeth...
Mar. 18th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
I had a teacher who said that he also has this dream, but instead of being the student, he's the teacher, and he's got like 5 min. to prepare a final exam and grade an entire semester's worth of tests and papers.
Mar. 18th, 2005 07:17 pm (UTC)
Did you say "excuse me--I didn't ask about your dream, we were talking about me!"? ;)
Mar. 18th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
I hadn't even mentioned my dream to him. He just came into the classroom and started telling us about a dream he often has. I was silently stunned.
Mar. 18th, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC)
I was stunned to see you mention it...it's a frustrating dream...
Mar. 18th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
Wow...I have both the school dream & the losing teeth dream all the time, too!

Also I dream about being in the army & fighting in a war & getting shot, like once every other week.
Mar. 18th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
I've never had the last one...but I've looked up the teeth one several times, and one of the more popular opinions (that seems to fit) is that you feel overwhelmed or that you have no control over events in your life...
Mar. 19th, 2005 06:52 am (UTC)
Hmm, I'm a big control freak so that one's probably right on the money ;-)
Mar. 18th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
(also, I've read that people have it when they are unable to express themselves to others, which could be true because I almost always have it when I like a girl and haven't told them...
Mar. 18th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
I have had the losing teeth one as well. I interpret it more as fear of death, or fear of disfigurement.
Mar. 18th, 2005 08:39 pm (UTC)
I've read that, too...or insecurity about your appearance...
Mar. 19th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
I've had teeth losing dreams a lot. I thought it was because I was clenching my jaw in my sleep or grinding my teeth. Or guilt because I don't go to the dentist enough...

I've had one where my whole jaw dislocated and then popped off...like in Beetlejuice.
Mar. 19th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah...I think I've had that, too...
Mar. 18th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
I've had that first dream several times over the years.

I've had a dream similar to the second one also.

I've never dreamt that third dream.

Are you saying I look like Wierd Al? I'm goofy, am I?

You're judging me!

I had a dream this morning where I was looking in the pantry for some breakfast and found a chocolate bar, orange peel in dark chocolate. It looked just like this:

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And I was so happy to have found something yummy to eat and I gobbled it up postehaste.

Wait, that wasn't a dream, was it. I've got chocolate on my fingers.
Mar. 18th, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
Keep your hands off my Orange Chocolate!!!!!!!
Mar. 18th, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
You're slightly better looking than Weird Al, but the income dept. is another story.

Mar. 18th, 2005 05:44 pm (UTC)
Ok, since three people said they had dream #1 I went here and looked about.

I found this section when I looked for 'class'.

It says:

To dream that you forgot to attend a class you signed up for, indicates your anxieties and fear of failing. You may also be lacking self-confidence in your ability to handle new responsibilities or projects.
Mar. 18th, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
To dream that you are in a room, represents a particular aspect of yourself or a particular relationship. Dreams about various rooms often relate to hidden areas of the conscious mind and different aspects of your personality.

To dream that you find or discover new rooms, suggests that you are developing new strengths and taking on new roles. You may be growing emotionally.

To see an appealing or comfortable room in your dream, signifies opulence and satisfaction in life.

To see a dark, eerie or confining room, denotes that that you feel trapped or repressed in a situation.
Mar. 18th, 2005 06:21 pm (UTC)
Yes. I have a serious fear of failure.
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Mar. 18th, 2005 10:51 pm (UTC)
I think there's a lesson to be learned from all three. The dream scares me more than anything. I feel like it might be a warning about completing something before I die.
Mar. 18th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
I have the first dream too, only I don't get the anxiety and regret, I just shrug and go smoke in the nearby cemetary.

Oh, wait, that was real.

Forget it.
Mar. 18th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
I've dreamed it and lived it.
Mar. 18th, 2005 09:52 pm (UTC)
I've definitely had the first and second dreams before. I've had so many variations of the first dream- I've been the unprepared student, the unprepared teacher, the unprepared teacher denoted to student status and forced to retake ninth grade world history (which is weird, since I did really well in that class), the really good at faking it teacher who sneaks to a different district to take night classes in calculus in the desperate attempt to get my high school diploma before anyone finds out that I never got it and my teaching license is revoked. (I taught high school english for two years, btw)

What is strange is that while I've always been a big procrastinator, I've also always been really good at getting things done at by deadline.

Mar. 18th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC)
Wow. Yeah, I've had a lot of variations of the first dream, including having to go back to high school to complete a course.

I'm also a big procrastinator but good at getting things done at the last minute.
Mar. 19th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC)
I lived the first one. I skipped my college calculus class so much I didn't relieve until that morning that the final was that day. I hadn't been to class in two months. I walked in and the prof was very surprised to see me. I asked for the final and he handed it to me. I spent about a minute standing there looking at it. I handed it back to him, said thanks and left.

I bet you are really attracted to Weird Al's accordion playing. Ygolonac
might want to take up playing.
Mar. 19th, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the accordian is such a sensual instrument.
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