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Here's a weird one. Then again, when it comes to dreams what isn't. Overall the dream is fairly uneventful as I recall. In fact, it's so uneventful that I remember very little of it, although not studying upon the dream events upon awakening is undoubtedly the biggest factor in not remembering details of this dream. The punchline of the dream is what is of greatest significance.
In the dream I seem to be at some large event that may be related to a job situation--perhaps a trade show. There are many people present and many individual events are going on. The setting is a large expanse of land much like a park with trees, grass, and various plants. I don't recall any structures in this setting. It may be a state or national park, but the landscape where this takes place is primarily an open field.
Throughout the dream I am wandering about talking to some people and observing others. The scene is a festive one with much social activity occurring. I don't not seem to have any particular mission in mind other than meandering about. This feels like it goes on for hours, but probably only minutes or seconds in dream time.
I become aware that my blogger buddy Stephen T McCarthy is present and I go to find him. Since I have never actually met him in person I am surprised to discover that Stephen T McCarthy is a mouse. He is a tiny brown field mouse so he cannot talk, but we apparently have telepathic communication. Stevie Mouse is walking and I am following alongside him.
The mouse comes to a place where there is a grassy outcropping above him. A large fearsome looking snake is heaped in the grass looking as though ready to attack my mouse friend. I am afraid of the snake, but I kick at it, not dislodging it from its place. I aim my kick better and soundly kick the snake away. I awaken with the sense that Stephen T McCarthy the mouse blogger is safe from the snake.
Why, why, why! Why in the world of dreams would Stephen T McCarthy appear to me as a mouse? In the dream I accept it as so normal as we stroll along exchanging thoughts. But a mouse? This makes no sense. Can anyone suggest any ideas about this?