Friday, August 13, 2010

I may not be sleeping, but BOY, am I ever dreaming!

My slumber this week has been fitful at best. I wish there was a fascinating reason behind this, but I suspect it's just because with this ungodly heat, my bedroom air conditioner has been running longer, higher and louder than usual and it's been disrupting my sleep.

While the reason behind my altered sleep patterns may be ho-hum, my dreams have been very interesting. They all have to do with bathing. Publicly.

In one, I am bathing in my tub and suddenly people appear in the doorway. I slide down under water to cover myself. I am not frightened or even surprised, simply annoyed by this interruption, so I think I'm only recalling a fraction of a longer dreamland saga.

In the second one, my bathroom is somehow out of commission and I am reduced to showering in a public stall on the el platform. The fact that there are no public shower stalls on el platforms is irrelevant -- this is a dream. Mostly I am concerned with how dirty the floor is.

According to Dreammoods.com, this is what's going on:

To dream that you are taking a shower or are in a bathtub suggests a need for self-renewal and escape from everyday problems. You need to rid yourself of the burdens that you have been carrying. Alternatively, it indicates your mood for love and pursuit of pleasure and relaxation, or the dream may be a metaphor for "showering" someone with gifts or love.

Interestingly, Dream Moods makes no mention of my noisy air conditioning unit.

Oh, and by the way, where's this famous cold weather that makes people shun Chicagoland. I'd like some of that NOW, please!

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