Daily Prompt – Freudian Flips

Do you remember a recent dream you had? Or an older one that stayed vivid in your mind? Today, you’re your own Freud: Tell us the dream, then interpret it for us! Feel free to be as serious or humorous as you see fit, or to invent a dream if you can’t remember a real one.

So the actual dream that first came to mind is something that I’ve previously written about…

However, as for trying to analyse it, I’ve tried analysing it ever since I was a kid and I have reached a point where I’ve decided that the monster and the old woman don’t actually symbolise anything. Instead, it’s just a dream visualising my inner anxiety over whatever happens to be causing me a great deal of anxiety at the time. Perhaps I’m not even aware of it, and this dream is a subconscious way of telling me that something is wrong and I need to sort my shit out.

What I find the most interesting is that this is a nightmare that I remember having as early as three or four… And even now, at 31, I still have the exact same dream and I still have the same reaction… Well… Minus the waking up screaming.

Originally I used to think that the Monster was a representative of something specific and the old lady represented me, but now I’m unsure as to whether the monster is the catalyst to represent my anxiety in general, or whether my general anxiety manifests itself in the dream as the sense of stress that is created between the ever increasing speed of the changes between the views of the monster and the old lady – like an overwhelming knowledge that the monster is going to appear on that grassy knoll any given minute and completely fucking destroy that old lady.

…maybe I should see somebody about it? Perhaps you should read the dream and tell me what you think…?!


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