Ugh. I rarely dream, but I was two for two last night.
I fell asleep in a recliner and woke up at 3:00 with the strongest sense of dread and fear. I couldn’t remember the dream, but the ending was intense. Snapping awake in total darkness only added to the dread and fear somehow. It seemed to confirm something. It’s hard to explain. And I haven’t been afraid of the dark in years.
So, off to bed. In the second dream, I was back at my friend’s wedding last year, where I was a groomsman. The dream took place at the reception.
I should point out that I’m very introverted. Social situations make me feel very awkward. A wedding reception is a kind of personal hell for me.
So I’m wandering around the reception, killing time. I run into the bride (actually not the bride, in my dream she was a stranger to me), and she hands a small red trinket, about the size of a dime. She also explains some type of symbolism of the trinket. I understand, from overhearing random bits of conversation, that the trinket is for some type of ceremony to follow, where I’ll return it to her. But nobody’s bothered to clue me into the details yet.
All and well. I put the trinket in my pocket. Then I run into a bridesmaid, and she give me another little red trinket for the ceremony and explains the symbolism. I don’t know her name, but the trinket she gives me is distinguishable from the first, and I figure I won’t have any problems matching the trinket to her face and remembering the symbolism (I assume I’ll need all of this information).
At this point it occurs to me that I should be getting names and writing all this down. But I figure, nah, I’m fine so far.
So, eventually each bridesmaid tracks me down (I don’t know any of them) and gives me a trinket and tells me what it symbolizes. And of course I don’t write any of it down, just stuff them in my pocket.
Ofcourse when the ceremony begins, I realize that I have half a dozen trinkets in my pocket, I can’t match a single one to anyone, and I’ve forgotten all of the attached symbolisms. :eek:
On preview, this sounds like a pretty mundane dream. But I tell ya, it was the worst nightmare that I can remember. Great start my day has gotten off to.