Dreams will often tell me how I’m progressing on a problem.
First, I received this dream:
I’m graduating from a company where I’ve been working.
I stand outside the company building beside a flat-bed truck. A car rests on the bed of the truck.
When I woke from that dream, I thought, “Okay, a graduation is a good thing—a course of learning has been completed.”
However, the car concerned me. Maybe it needs to be repaired. Why else would it be on the truck bed?
As if to answer this question, two nights later, I had this dream:
I deliver two art objects that I’ve found to a mechanic.
He’s going to use them to repair a car he’s working on.
The mechanic is a solid guy—the car is in good hands.
I’m not sure what those “art objects” represent. For that matter, I still don’t know what “repairs” I need to make in my waking life.
I wish I did know. I could speed the process along. In any case, the dream assures me that I’m not stuck: I’ve found what I need to repair my vehicle.
© 2011, Michael R. Patton
sky rope poetry