It’s dark. So dark that I can’t see. And yet…
…this dream scenario doesn’t trouble me…at least, not too much.
In the dream…
I’m back in the city where I began college, so many years ago.
It’s night. There’s a sense of activity, as if this is the eve of a major event, such as a big football game.
I’m bicycling along the main drag. Then I take a right, go through a gate, and up a curving road with a slight incline.
I can hardly see a thing here. The uncertainty is a little scary—and frustrating.
I sense that this road won’t take me where I want to go. So I turn back.
Now the metal gate is shut.
But someone unseen opens a door in the middle of the gate for me.
So I’m traveling blind. The meaning of the symbol is obvious.
But when am I not blind—at least, partially?
Only rarely does the world seem to come into bright clarity. But even at such times, I know that there’s so much I still can’t see.
However, this dream tells me that I have an extra sense. When the road seems so dark, this intuitive sense can guide me.
Yes, the darkness is frustrating, is a little frightening…
But to be honest, it also adds mystery to this scene.
In any case, I shouldn’t forget the other positives of this dream…
There’s the excitement of a big event. Also, that enigmatic gate figure. Apparently, someone’s looking out for me.
Maybe that figure just represents an aspect of myself. Well then, some unknown part of me is looking out for my best interests.
© 2012, Michael R. Patton
searching for the new mythology