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another point of view

Dreams are a mirror… …and often the reflection is not so flattering. However, on occasion, I like what I see. Consider this recent dream… I look at myself in a big mirror from about three feet away.  To my surprise, … Continue reading

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taking the long view

  Years ago, a dream prompted me to shift my perspective… …to see my country in a new way. In the dream… I see the United States, as if I’m looking at a globe, close-up. My point-of-view moves down the … Continue reading

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I’ll Take All the Perspective I Can Get

  “An emotion in a dream never symbolizes anything.  It is always an authentic response to something in the dreamer’s life.”                                           —  Walter Bonhime, psychoanalyst I couldn’t agree more. Whenever I’m confused by a dream, by the symbols in … Continue reading

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It’s Absurd Not to Laugh

    Monty Python, Norman Mailer, and NPR in the same dream! In the dream: I’m in an upstairs apartment, listening to author Norman Mailer speak.  The rest of the crowd consists of computer-internet geeks. I think I hear Mailer … Continue reading

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Little Big Dream

    C. J. Jung made a distinction between “little dreams” and “big dreams”. Little dreams would mirror the daily activities and conflicts of our lives. Big dreams would reference the major issues and influences in our life and “contain … Continue reading

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Raising by Razing

  This dream scenario seems to speak of trouble… …but, according to the dream, the trouble can wait. In the dream… I’m sitting on a hill of broken brick with a brick wall behind me. It’s midnight.  I’ve stopped here … Continue reading

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Masking Emotions

  Perspective on a dream can change over time. In one dream… I turn to look at my friend. I’m shocked to find him wearing a mask. The mask looks like something from Japanese Kabuki theatre—a mask for the actor … Continue reading

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