The weeks preceding this year's Blogging from A to Z April Challenge have been more nightmare than dream. I know it could have been worse, but I hope I never have to find out what that's like. Crazy computer problems have vexed my waking hours and infiltrated my sleep. These are not the kind of dreams I like to have. You probably know that feeling-- waking up in the morning tired as though you had never slept.
Having signed on to this Challenge weeks ago, I am committed to do this. I have all of my topics laid out before me but not one post written yet. With 3 other blogs signed up as well, I may be in trouble. But it's a challenge, right? So I will try to get through it and see what I can do.
Just so my computer continues to hold up and nothing else comes along to interfere with my plans. And we know what can happen to even the best laid plans. Ah, such is life.
My Theme for April
During April my theme will be dream meanings. This will not exactly be the dream dictionary sort of approach. Another blogger whose name escapes me at the moment of writing this (sorry!) did a fine job with this type of approach in the 2012 Challenge. There is undoubtedly some reasonable credibility to dream interpretation symbology, but as I have stated in the earliest posts of this blog, I think dream interpretation probably tends to often be on a more personal level that varies from dreamer to dreamer. If you dream of an apple, the apple may mean something totally different to me in my dream.
That will be my approach. Dream symbols and what I think they may mean to me--do they apply to you in the same way? I hope you will join me if I can keep up with the April posts. Let me know what you think of my interpretations and if you think the dream topics mean the same thing to you.
Hopefully we'll have some fun with this and maybe even learn a thing or two. And maybe I'll even get some better sleep time in with more relaxing dreams.
Do you take much stock in dream symbol interpretations? Do you ever consult dream dictionaries? Can you recall who the blogger was in 2012 who used the dream theme?
Great theme Lee, these past few months to have been a nightmare blogging wise, I put a poem on Tuesday, today I logged on and it had disappeared yet I was away from my pc yesterday.ReplyDelete
My theme is about memories....that's all I am saying,
Roll on Monday and let's get started.
i'm looking forward to your theme! I do analyze my dream symbols when I can remember the dreams. I have a couple of dream dictionaries but I'm not sure I agree with some of the interpretations.ReplyDelete
I'm a believer in the value of dreams, therefore I will certainly be checking in on your posts.ReplyDelete
I'm a lurker this year, due to other commitments, but I plan to follow those participants I usually read, anyway.
You can do, you said you're a juggler of words and phrases.
I have never consulted a dream dictionary, but perhaps I will...It would be comforting somehow to see some sort of reason behind the dreams.ReplyDelete
Yvonne -- I like the "Memories" theme. Great topic for poetry.ReplyDelete
JoJo -- Dream dictionaries are fun like astrological readings, but I don't know if they really capture true meanings.
DG -- Lurking is okay. We'll need readers.
Susan -- There are different types of dream dictionaries. The psychological analysis and the symbolism from a more mystical point of view. Fun, but I don't know if we can always take stock in everything they say.
My guess is, that if people can't interpret their own dreams your interpretation will shed some light, either they feel it means the same or it leads them to discover their own meaning - I think I am just as curious to see which dreams you choose as well as your thoughts - symbology has been one of my greatest healers :)ReplyDelete