I have had two recurring dreams in the past year.
One is a common one for a lot of people. I dream that I'm back in school because I'm missing one credit hour to graduate. I've already got my diploma, but for some reason I feel compelled to take this class anyway.
I'm always frustrated because the administrators and teachers keep wasting my time with paperwork, or they send me to the wrong class.
My other dream is about snakes. I dream about snakes a LOT. For some reason I also run into snakes all the time in real life.
Greg has accused me of being a Parselmouth. For the life of me, I can't understand why I keep running into snakes. It's like we travel in the same social circles.
I've stepped on them. I've found them in my office, my bedroom, my back yard, and the chicken coop. That last one is understandable. Snakes love eggs.
I've run into rat snakes, rattlesnakes, water moccasins, and a few exotic snakes that I've never identified. Knock on wood, I have NEVER been hurt.
To my exasperation, even though they scare the crap out of me, I don't run away either. I'm so afraid they'll hurt one of the dogs that I go out of my way to relocate them, or kill them if there's no other choice.
It's the same way in my dreams. I'm never hurt, but I'm always frantic to move them out of the house because I don't want them hurting or scaring anyone.
I blame my father. When we were little, we visited his mother's grave. To keep us kids in line, he told us that if we wandered from the stone path in the cemetery, snakes and alligators would swallow us whole.
Yeah. Good times. LOL! I suppose that's bad parenting to modern eyes, but by golly, it worked. We were the quietest and best behaved heathens you've ever seen.
Supposedly, there are five different reasons why people dream about snakes. Most of them are good signs, or at least not malevolent.
I can't pin down why I keep dreaming about snakes. It's always in different settings. It aggravates me that I'm always the one who has to remove them. Just once, I'd like someone else to rescue me. LOL!
Do you have a recurring dream? Have you ever tried to figure out what it meant?
PS I'm taking a couple of weeks off from my blog. I got hurt recently (not by snakes) and I need time to recuperate.
I'll live. Just a mangled finger. Seeing the doc today in case I need x-rays. Looks bad. Feels worse.
You'll probably see me on Facebook later in the week. Less typing. :)