Recurring Dreams

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I have recurring places in my dreams. I don't know that I've ever been to these places, necessarily, but I feel like I could drive right to them.

The first is a store, a craft store, I think, in a shopping strip not far from my house. In my dreams, I always have to get there super-early, like before dawn, so I'm always driving in the dark, and waiting out front for it to open. In my dreams, it's not always open, so I have to take advantage when it is. The place always has seasonal decorations, and is laid out the same way every time.

The second is a big house in the center of town. It's old and it's been converted into something else, in my dreams, it's usually a restaurant or tea shop, but this house is big, too big for it to really be one of those things. And it's an unhappy place. I don't like going there.

The third is a combination ice house (convenience store/corner store) and bar. It's a privately owned place on the far side of town, isolated. It's kind of trashy, and I'm always going there late at night with my grandmother. There are always several men hanging around, kind of scary men, but I'm not scared. (Probably because my gma would kick their butts if they tried anything). I always feel like I'm on an adventure.

I wish I kept better track of what was going on in my life when I dream about these places. I dreamed about the craft place this week and the big house last week. I don't know what that means.

Do you have recurring places in your dreams, places you've never been?



Mary Curry said...

Sounds like the makings of an RS, for sure!

I used to have repeated dreams of my family in a car driving along a road that all of a sudden ended. We'd drive off the end and end up in an underwater "city" of cars, all of which had driven off the road. We didn't ever die or anything and the dream always ended with me seeing all the cars. I was a kid at the time and I swore to my mother that the dream was based on an incident where the road ended and we almost drove off. Problem is, no one else in my family remembered it happening. Hmmmmm, maybe there's a story in that too?

MJFredrick said...

I just wish I knew what those buildings represented, and if I've actually been there.

The car city is pretty strange, Mary! Maybe compensating for the fear of driving off the road?

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Wow, Mary, that's so specific! Amazing details and emotional connections. Very interesting.

I have recurring themes, but nothing like that.

MJFredrick said...

The emotional connection is what makes me wonder if they're real places that I've been to. I just don't remember.


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