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February 18, 2004

late for a very important date

i dreamed last night that i was a bridesmaid in a wedding; anxious not to get ready too early, i waited much too late and they almost didn't let me walk down the aisle. the dresses were simple black chiffon shifts. i was wearing my black witch shoes. i threw on the dress; no time to find and put on a bra, which i thought would be extremely obvious in that sort of dress, but i hoped it might be interpreted as sexy. i got halfway there and realized i only had one shoe on; ran back to get the other one and didn't have time to buckle it, which looked quite messy. no hose, no makeup; i was a mess. i don't remember walking down the aisle but they did let me. my old boss sally was there direct the bridesmaids.

then i dreamed that moses and i were on the road. we stopped at a mcdonalds to get a tea bag. then we were at a house and the yard was filled with snakes-- snakes everywhere i looked! i somehow got out of that part of the yard to a snake-free part of the yard. moses was anxious to get down, so i let him. i thought, "he's a cat, he can take care of himself, he knows not to go near snakes." i went inside the house to inform the owner that they had a snake problem. looking down on the yard from an upstairs window, i could see all the family pets-- several cats and two dogs-- sniffing around a row of snake holes which were quite clearly visible from my current vantage point. i regretted letting moses go off on his own.

late for a wedding and a yard full of snakes. y'all feel free to have a freudian field day with those dreams :)

Posted by lisa at February 18, 2004 08:18 AM | TrackBack

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i won't even touch the wedding dream, but thought the snakes were interesting enough to track this down:

Snake

To see a snake or be bitten by one in your dream, signifies hidden fears and worries that are threatening you.  Your dream may be alerting you to something in your waking life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced. The snake may also be seen as phallic and thus symbolize dangerous and forbidden sexuality. The snake may also refer to a person around you who is callous, ruthless, and can't be trusted. As a positive symbol, snakes represent transformation, knowledge and wisdom. It is indicative of self-renewal and positive changes

(that's from: http://www.dreammoods.com/dreamthemes/animals2.htm#Snake)

this is also an interesting dream interpretation, called "snakes everywhere!":

http://dreammoods.com/cgibin/dreambank.pl?search=snakedream2&method=exact&header=dreamid

Posted by: christa on February 18, 2004 12:26 PM

well, groves once told me that dreaming about someone dying means that person is getting married. of course, this is the reverse of that, but it did strike me as a particularly funereal wedding-- with the black dresses, witchy shoes and all. and the long path down an aisle that i can't remember, with no altar or destination i could see.

i immediately had the thought upon waking that the snake dream was about work; certainly yesterday work felt like a hostile environment (to put it simply). and until yesterday, i was not consciously aware of the level of hostility, although it's been lurking around for a while now.

Posted by: lisa on February 18, 2004 01:51 PM

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