|Christmas 2010, Maryville (Photo credit: kmoliver)|
Do you have dreams where you see or are looking for people from your past, dead or living, that you long to see or had forgotten about? This is a common theme in my dreams. The following is a dream that I recorded from September 29th of 2013:
In this dream I am in my old hometown in Tennessee: There has supposedly been a snowstorm of epic proportions, although by appearance it doesn't seem too major. It isn't very deep, but I see snow over a vast landscape panorama all around me. The power is out and people have been warned not to drive.
I go to a house or structure not far from my mother's house. An old friend and his band are supposed to be playing at a gathering to which many of our friends have been invited.
Then I find myself in a car with my mother driving. We are at Buddy's Market, a store that has been gone for many years. She is trying to find a parking space. She almost drives into a vast rocky chasm in the middle of the parking lot. It was obstructed by snow.
We go to a house where one of my sisters lives. I am aware that many of my relatives will be there. A niece answers door. I see many of my family members there. One of my sisters is mounting a 36" flat screen TV near the ceiling by easily screwing it onto a bracket. The TV looks unusual and modernistic. There is a picture but she can't get the sound working.
Some older people are outside and I speak with them briefly. Returning back inside I find that everyone seems to have disappeared into back rooms. One of my dear old friends comes into the house. He has something in a bag which at first I think is marijuana. He asks if anyone wants some oranges. I look more closely and realize what he has is more of a pod like fruit surrounded by leaves. At first I decline but then he peels one and I try it. The fruit tastes more like mango.
Soon Vernon is gone. I go to look for others but I'm afraid to enter any rooms. I want to smoke some pot. I go to wash my hands at a sink in the hallway. A friendly stranger comes and we discuss the oranges and other things. Somebody comes out from the back and says they've been in the pool.
I want to go back to find my friends but I don't know where they are.
Throughout this seemingly very long and involved dream I am with people who are dear to me or I am looking for such people. The dream is very comforting and when I awaken I feel very hopeful as I long to see old friends and family.
Do you often dream about people you haven't seen in a while? How do these kinds of dreams make you feel? What do you think a dream of this sort means?