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Seeing something on the news, it jolted a memory of my dream...

In my dreams, 99.9% of the time, whenever i have a dream involving water, it's either that i'm terrified of getting wet, i don't want to deal with getting wet (even if it's just my feet), or i turn the water into snow or ice to keep it from hurting me.

water in dreams signifies emotion. what form the water takes is different aspects of that emotion. i.e. turbulent ocean usually means massively upset. drowning can mean being overwhelmed by your emotions, etc. snow/ice is the absence of emotion, meaning that in dreams, i have a tendency to switch off or avoid my emotions by not getting wet or changing it to snow, so that it floats harmlessly around me.

that being said... in my dream last night, i realized i was out in the middle of the ocean, an ocean that wasn't calm. i had an immediate sense of panic, before i realized that i was completely surrounded by whales. i had thought they were dolphins at first, because they were smaller than i see normal whales as being, but because of the way their tails were, and because they were pitch black, i knew they where whales. the whales were taking me away from where i knew the shoreline to be, but for some reason, i knew that as long as i was with them, that nothing would ever happen to me. i wouldn't drown, and although i don't feel like it's the safest route for me, it's going to work out in the long run. so i gave myself over to the whales, and allowed them to carry me away from shore, to where i needed to be. i remember the love eminating from the whales, and how completely safe i felt, safer than i have ever felt in my life.

what i saw on the news is what brought back the dream.. a black whale had washed up on shore, and they had zillions of people out there, trying to carry it to safety, leading it away from the shore. it was a lot smaller than whales normally are, or what i take them to be, although not as small as in my dream (my whales had been only about twice the size of a dolphin).

it died.

i feel like i need to cry.

the end of the news report had them carting the poor whale's carcass off on the back of a truck, to be taken to some place inland.

don't you think that a whale would want to be buried out to sea, and not in a freaking FOREST?!?


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Aug. 11th, 2003 07:39 pm (UTC)

Aug. 11th, 2003 07:41 pm (UTC)
dood, we should chat sometime, i get feelings and images like some of the things youve mentioned
sometimes i get really realistic dreams
Sep. 26th, 2003 01:00 pm (UTC)
i think it was my massively realistic dreams that led me to researching dream interpretation at length. i used to be VERY good at it, anyone could tell me their dream, and i could go "oh! it seems that you've been experiencing frustration lately regarding your family members, and that your emotions are.. blahblahblah"

now, i just take random stabs in the dark, and they're generally way off the mark.
Aug. 11th, 2003 08:15 pm (UTC)
poor whale! yes, i think they should bury it in the sea. jeeb. people. rah.

-hugs- feel better hun.
Aug. 21st, 2003 09:26 pm (UTC)
hee, thanks!

in retrospect, i sounded like SUCH a treehugger in that post!
Aug. 11th, 2003 09:34 pm (UTC)
aw, sweetie. I'm sorry.

I don't think the whale would mind, really, but I also think that whales and people and insects and trees are all just aspects of one reality. What the whale left behind to nurture the soil or the silt beneath the surface of the waves isn't nearly as important as what they left behind in your heart. I truly hope the thought brings some small comfort.

Aug. 29th, 2003 11:25 am (UTC)
hee hee - in rereading that, i sounded like a total feeble minded tree hugger ;)

yeah, after the fact, after the initial lump in my throat passed, i realized that it really didn't matter too much, and that it would be easier to bury it inland anyway, in comparison to figuring out what the hell to do with it as you send it out to sea ;)
Aug. 11th, 2003 09:36 pm (UTC)
and I hadn't thought about this until now, but maybe the forest was once covered by ocean. Maybe the whale is actually being laid to rest in an ancient burial ground...

one never knows.
Aug. 29th, 2003 11:26 am (UTC)
ooh, that's very true!!
Aug. 11th, 2003 09:49 pm (UTC)
thats so sad... and we were just talking about whether we disliked whales or wales more(not that we disliked either, but we had already discussed which one we liked better)
Aug. 11th, 2003 09:53 pm (UTC)
Re: re
you mean dolphins or whales?!? i remember in my dream, how i had wanted them to be dolphins, but that i was very happy that they were helping me, nevertheless, and i had been filled with a massive love for the whales...
Aug. 11th, 2003 10:31 pm (UTC)
Re: re
i was talking about a 2 day comparison of whales(the animal) and wales(the principality of the United Kingdom) a few of my friends and i had.
Sep. 19th, 2003 01:03 pm (UTC)
Re: re
aha- IIII get it now.


i'm so not quick lately!
Aug. 11th, 2003 10:44 pm (UTC)
aww :-(
That sounds like a wonderful dream, but so sad that the whale on the news didn't make it :-(
Dreams can make us feel so loved and safe sometimes, and they can also make us terrified. I suppose it's all what we are brave enough to face.
Sep. 26th, 2003 01:08 pm (UTC)
Re: aww :-(

i really want to start studying dreams again and brush up on my interpretations, not only for helping myself, but for easily helping others, too..
Sep. 26th, 2003 06:05 pm (UTC)
Re: aww :-(
I've been having lots of strange ones but not remembering enough to write them down.. other than most of them involve people I don't know laughing at me and mocking me :-P
Dec. 9th, 2003 07:43 pm (UTC)
Re: aww :-(
me, too. well, not the laughing/mocking part. i'm sorry you haven't been having good dreams!

i've been having weird and erratic (not erotic! you perv!) dreams lately, too, but i can never remember them. i think last night's involved a storm of some kind...
Dec. 9th, 2003 08:26 pm (UTC)
Re: aww :-(
Was the storm laughing at you?
Aug. 11th, 2003 11:55 pm (UTC)
Oh jeez :( that is so awful. Poor baby whale. That kind of stuff ALWAYS makes me cry. I remember that when I was a little kid, I would spend HOURS crying just at the thought of some poor cute animal dying (e.g., after seeing a dog or cat on the side of the road). I can't even watch cartoons or anything where an animal is being mistreated. I almost cried when I watched the Simpsons the other day b/c Santa's Little Helper was being ostracized by the entire town of Springfield. Now I feel like I need a good cry. *sniffle* and a hug... and so do you, so *hug*
Sep. 26th, 2003 01:09 pm (UTC)
awwww.. yeah, that episode of the simpsons is sad!! *sniffle* if its a situation in cartoons where it's silly bashing, i.e. looney toons or tom and jerry, then it's fine, but if it's a situation like THAT.. *sniffle*

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Sep. 26th, 2003 01:11 pm (UTC)
it's your DAD?!?!? woah.


yes, it was tremendously sad. i think it was that much more sad because of having the dream the night prior...
Aug. 12th, 2003 12:10 am (UTC)
Aww. *hug* Poor whale.

Well, I would think it would like to be buried at sea...but at least all those people tried to take care of it and get it to safety before it died. It's still sad, though. :/
Sep. 26th, 2003 01:13 pm (UTC)

lol i still like the dad misprint, though! ^_^

if i ever become famous or anything, i plan on contributing mightily to different animal preservation organizations. *nod*

the way i've always seen it, with humans, they can tell you where it hurts or that they're hurting. animals have no such communication.
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