Friday, May 28, 2010

Weird dreams, Part One

The night before last, I dreamed I was standing in a grassy field that stretched off to the horizon in all directions. All of a sudden, this guy in a multicolored jumpsuit just fell right out of the sky in front of me. Looking up, I realized it was raining parachutists for some reason, and they were coming down really fast, so I ran and ran, trying to look up enough to dodge falling dudes, but not so much I tripped over my own two feet.

Bring me the Hebrew, Daniel, that he may explain the meaning of this.


Jay G said...

There's one simple explanation, Tam.

It's raining men! Hallelujah!

(There. That should make us even for "Blame Canada"...)

og said...

Did any of the guys look like David Bowie? How about Elvis? they might have been the flying Elvi

Anonymous said...

Obviously these guys did not look like Russell Crowe or you would not be freaked out.

Shootin' Buddy

CAR said...

Are you sure it wasn't the opening scene from "Red Dawn"?

wv = sicke

I know, I'm a sicke.

Tam said...

"Obviously these guys did not look like Russell Crowe or you would not be freaked out."

I'm not sure I'd want even Russel Crowe landing on me at the velocity these guys were coming down.

"Are you sure it wasn't the opening scene from "Red Dawn"?"

If you replaced the Russians with unarmed guys in festively-hued satin-looking jumpsuits.

Nathan said...

Daniel the Hebrew lives over on Haverford. I know him personally :)

Joel said...

Thou, O queen, sawest, and behold a multitude of men in multi-colored jumpsuits didst fall from the sky at mighty velocity.

This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the queen. Thou, O queen, art a queen of queens: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever thou dost hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, thou shouldst send all thy guns to Joel.

Except the ARs, which thou mayest keep for they are an abomination before the Lord.

Joanna said...

Bible humor. It never gets old.

Mr.Wolf said...

We are talking about cheese again, aren't we? Late night cheese.

I believe we have spoken about this before.

What's wrong with a warm milk drink?
It's going to be the cannibal clown thing all over again...

Best wishes.

OOH. wv=fracqu aren't they Mr. Heinlein's planet-bound?

Brad K. said...

The open grass is a sense of isolation. You feel in control of all you see. Your will and needs are unopposed.

Except - you are bombarded with shiny talking-heads. Everyone in a dream is an expression of yourself; the shiny jumpsuits, the bright colors, the rapid (and non-fatal) dropping-in of the 'raining dudes' are new thoughts and perspectives.

Important insights are leading you to overcome a conservative, reluctant sense of security for an unknown but attractive future. The new overcomes the past, threatening who you believe you are today, but not directly threatening your security (open grassy plain).

The dude aspect represents an unconscious association with authority, with leadership, with protecting and nurturing those under your authority.

Either you are concerned about a new boyfriend being "the one", or you have an opportunity to take on a leadership or responsible role, and find it daunting. Or maybe you see a threat to American and to your personal security in unrestrained Mass Media talking heads continuing to tell the same colorful, pretty story that doesn't connect with reality.

og said...

I'm sticking with the Elvi, myself.

Anonymous said...

Stay away from the Welsh Rarebit.


staghounds said...

Joanna- I agree. I've always thought that, like the original script Kubrick got for Dr. Strangelove, parts of the Bible might work better as comedy.

It's all casting and montage, after all.

Miguel said...

Easy. You have a huge hankering for Skittles and something else which I will NOT post here. :))

fast richard said...

I don't know, dreams are personal. If it was my dream, I would think I had been caught in a time warp back to Casa Grande Arizona in about 1974 or '75. I would think all that grass was pretty weird though.

Ed Foster said...

Round chutes coming in fast,or airfoil chutes coming down slow and controllable?

fast richard said...


The clue in the dream would be the simultaneous multiple craters.

Ten years later the standard joke was "Remember when sex was safe and skydiving was dangerous".

ravenshrike said...

Were you perhaps playing space invaders and watching Ok Go music videos earlier in the day?

Neutrino Cannon said...

This is the first google result for "multicolored jumpsuit":

Clearly, the mysterious men falling from the sky represent skydivers. The open plain sounds a lot like South Dakota. Your dream was clearly an allegorical representation of a skydivers convention in Sturgis.

The speed with which they fell represents your uncertainty and distrust for the silkworm's union, while the fact that you ran away represents your tendency to run when dangerous objects are falling from the sky.

Cond0010 said...

"We are talking about cheese again, aren't we? Late night cheese."

HA!! I guess there is more than a few of us who learned that one. Right on Mr. Wolfe!

When the drudgery of all the work I have to do is getting to me, I load up on cheese right before bed. String cheese is my favorite lately, though swiss generally is what I prefer.

Makes for some real crazy dreams.

Who needs to rent movies when you can create your own. ;)

LabRat said...

Dream lexicons are always personal to the individual, IMO. And not all of them mean a damn thing, though at least for me the ones that I remember clearly the next day usually do.

Much more boringly, it's pretty much never something I didn't already know consciously. I wish my subconscious were less redundant.

Rabbit said...

Were the parachutes open, or were they Splatmasters?

If they were open, then you weren't subconsciously dreaming about bankers and politicians. You have a deep-seated, Jungian primordial attraction to the SACS. The Special Airborne Clown Service, and everyone knows clowns are creepy, hence your feeling of the necessity of evasion. Tripping indicates you felt overwhelmed by circumstances higher than your own level of self-actualization.

Myself, I'd be more fascinated in hearing about it if they streamered in. Especially the fat ones who had been in office more than 4 terms.

Robert Langham said...


Anonymous said...

I wonder if you saw this story before bed?

Attacked by myriads from above, all alone to do what you have to do, surrounded by green as far as the eye can see...

Some get the chance to be heroes, and know for sure how they will respond when faced with the ultimate test, and in this case the reward is a century on this earth and leaving it behind on Memorial Day.

Others must only dream and wonder.


Turk Turon said...

Were you dodging "chutes", or dodging "shoots"?

(I've got Daniel on my speed-dialer.)

Anonymous said...

No 13th apostle?

Anonymous said...

Just remember to engage enemy paratroopers by shooting at their feet. :) There, wasn't that simple?

Al T.

wv - ingelyp - Eskimo paratroopers...

Turk Turon said...

Go shoot your Para LDA and the dreams will stop.

Nudge-nudge-wink-wink say no more!

Mikee said...

This dream, like all dreams, is readily and accurately interpretable by an objective observer.

You avoided tripping over your own feet while simultaneously running and dodging unwanted interactions with harlequin drop-ins.

You wanted to run faster, but were limited by the need to protect yourself from harm by others.

You asked for a biblical dream interpreter. Mene, mene, tekel upharsin! Sure sounds better than Owa tagu siam! But it still means your days are numbered, you are found wanting, your kingdom is to be divided. Basic fear of death!

Is there a round numbered birthday coming up in your immediate future?

Kristopher said...

It means that you are commanded to go to Oleg, and do a calendar shoot with him.

Or a colander shoot ... yer choice.