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24 August 2015 @ 08:57 am
further arguments for ariadne  
in the six months leading up to my fortieth birthday, nearly every dream i've documented contain increasingly literal references to labyrinths.
 
 
 
Nancy Williamson Edmondsonjustapostcard on August 24th, 2015 04:59 pm (UTC)
...and as I get nearer to my 70's my dreams are full of teeth falling out...
selva oscuraanonymousblack on August 24th, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
that's actually a thing! i've had dreams about my teeth falling out or breaking or even crumbling my entire adult life (some of them are pretty nasty) and according to several of my friends, they've had them to. they're awful. i always wake up from a dream like that relieved.

a book i couldn't name for you (i know, at least, that it was about dreams) said that this was a universal symbol, especially among adults. teeth are basically your first line of defense in a conflict, so losing them in a dream might mean that you are in a situation where you feel compromised and defenseless.

i also dream a lot about cyclones, particularly as a predictive when something very specific is about to happen that i'm having a hard time believing could be about to happen at this point in my life, but there you have it, i'm averaging two or three a month. had one this morning. auspicious birthday omen, right?! sigh.
Nancy Williamson Edmondsonjustapostcard on August 24th, 2015 07:00 pm (UTC)
yes, waking from these dreams is always a relief. I've had them for years, too. This last one was that all of my top teeth fell out and i kept spitting pieces of them out. i've been trying to pay more attention to my dreams lately.
selva oscuraanonymousblack on August 24th, 2015 09:08 pm (UTC)
ugh, i HATE the crumbling teeth spitting dreams. almost as much as the dreams that entirely center around my not being able to find a reasonable bathroom (though it's difficult to find any more tiresome than those.) i had one dream recently where i was spitting my teeth into my kleen kanteen to save them and get them put back in "later." dream logic is weird.

for a long time after moving out here i was just jotting dreams down in my regular journal in the course of my day instead of designated dream notebook as soon as i woke up, which wasn't great because i tend to miss details that way. i've sporadically documented dreams for years (i think my first notebook was started when i was twelve, i just... go for long periods when i don't document). if you've got any memory tricks, i'd love to hear them.