oh, baby

baby boss - January 19, 2015d

No—not the baby sock again!

The baby sock first appeared in a dream several years ago…

In a more recent dream…

I see a light-brown baby sock.

Yes, that’s the whole dream…but that one image says plenty.

As with the prior dream, the little sock tells me I’m being a baby in regards to a particular situation.

I also understood, immediately, what the color “brown” meant…

My unconscious will use that symbol when I choose to ignore what I know in my heart—when I’m turning a blind eye to the obvious.

Why does “brown” equal “obvious”?  It relates to how a New Orleans comedy troupe got its name.  If you want the full story, you can click this link.

So, according to the dream, I’m being a baby by fretting about something, when I know, quite well, that the situation will work out.

Okay, but what’s the meaning of “sock”?  Why didn’t my dream use a shoe to relay this information?  Or a diaper?

I don’t know.  No matter—I got the main message.

So then, have I changed my behavior, based on this dream?

Yeah, kind of….

But of course, change is always a work in progress.

© 2015, Michael R. Patton
mythsteps: the blog


About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and fabulist...A new mythologist, a peace miller, a dream worker...I don't qualify as an illustrator or photographer--I just "make pictures"...I have thirteen books available at amazon... I currently reside in northwest Arkansas, but have lived and worked all over the United States... I'm self-taught, for the most part--which is like searching for the right door in the dark. It's an on-going process.... I don't want to write MY story, I want OUR story, so that's what I'm studying: the human story: past, present, future, in its many aspects--including the spiritual. I'm proceeding at a slow crawl.... I don't see the inner world and outer world as separate. By learning about myself, I learn about others, I learn about my world.... Conversely, as I struggle to understand what I see OUT THERE, I learn about myself.... But to be clear: I don't claim any special understanding. I'm still purblind, still only half-awake.... After frustrating experience with the publisher of my first novel, I've published on my own, beginning with e-books, with plans to move into print and audio. Even video.... Along with a second novel, I've now published eight books of poetry. Each poetry book focuses on a theme. For instance, the collection GLORIOUS TEDIOUS TRANSFORMATION is about the slow difficult wonderful process of change.... In that book, as with all my work, I try to be accessible to a general audience, while also striving to achieve a certain literary quality.
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