This dream has been viewed 4044 times.I find myself in an outdoor setting near to the road just off a quiet street I am here with another man who apparently is a dream friend who knows me very well but who I haven’t seen in a long time.
The man and I each have an old car parked on the road, I can’t ever remember having such a vehicle but the man reminds me that we both used to have great fun together building new cars out of the scraps of old ones.
A part of me does recall this very distant (dream) memory and it makes me feel a little melancholy to think that I had forgotten how much fun we used to have together. But I also feel very happy too that the friend has come back to remind of those good times.
The two cars in front of us are the last two cars we built together they look kind of scrappy and rough sort of like a hybrid or a mish-mash of lots of bits of old cars we could get our hands on in order to make one new car.
There seems to be something extremely fulfilling and satisfying about creating the cars out of the old discarded parts. The feelings are almost akin to breathing life into something that was previously dead. The look of the finished vehicle is not what is important here but it is the actual salvaging and making something out of nothing.
I notice that my dream friend has managed to source just the right parts to make his jalopy into a four wheel drive which strikes me as being very special. His car is a dark sparkly indigo color, the bodywork is tatty and dented but it still looks beautiful and enticing in its own special way.
My car is a long sporty looking car with tatty metallic light brown paint job it has a huge engine under the bonnet and is very reminiscent of the car I borrowed from my Mum in a dream a few days ago. My car is rear wheel drive only which isn’t quite as appealing as my friends considering that the engine in my car probably kicks out a great deal more power.
I decide that I would like to start meeting with my dream friend more often and having fun creating and driving our unusual but loveable old cars.
I open up the door of my car to take a look around and see that the nice shapely leather seats are covered in a thick film of white crusty dust, I give them a quick wipe over with my hand. The fact that the car is dusty and dirty makes me feel sad that I let it go and didn’t take care of it, just because our cars are pieced together from the old parts of other vehicles doesn’t mean that we don’t respect them.
My car looks as though pigeons have been using it to roost in and the white crusty powder and dust all over the seats is most probably their droppings. I feel motivated to give the car a clean so that I can try it out once again.
Additional Comments:Interpretation: There is probably an element in this dream of rediscovering a simpler way of doing things as regards the flow of my life that I have forgotten, the idea of making something that works and one loves out of nothing or what some would consider junk seems carefree but constructive and very appealing to me. The four wheel drive that my friend had fitted to his car and which I wished I could have had on my car might symbolically represent such things as wholeness, balance and more literally getting a better grip on my life. The pigeons that had been using my old car as a home (and toilet!) might represent a nuisance but could also symbolize a message as in a messenger pigeon and possibly even a return to a home or a homely familiar situation such as the car which was very much like meeting an old friend again, maybe its time to clean it out and get back on track and back to what I know and am good at.
Dream 1: Matricide – I’m watching and taking part as a remote observer in a TV crime show drama that revolves around a particular police force, in this episode they have had to go around to the house of a man who has just killed his mother and subdue him. I see the unpleasant scene unfold at the rear of the council like dwelling, the man guilty of matricide is a huge hulk of a man and seems to be in the throws of a complete mad rage throwing huge objects about and acting like an animal. It takes the strength of a great deal of the policemen to overpower him, they don’t arrest the man but lock him up in some kind of coal shed or bunker where near to where he lives. The man’s brother comes out to try and calm the situation, he seems to be the complete opposite in nature to his brother and is very calm and peaceful I sense that he wants to help his brother be at peace with himself.
Dream 2: Junk food – Its night time and I find myself in an unfamiliar dream town I stop at a fast food snack bar and order a burger. Looking through the service hatch I see something that looks like small donuts cooking in a deep tray of fat, I suddenly feel put off eating any of the food from this place but when the guy brings me my burger he offers me a complimentary chicken burger with it which I feel obliged to eat.
Dream 3: Trimming finger nails in a meeting – I have just arrived at work and it feels like a Tuesday, I know this because I was off sick (in the dream) the previous day but am only aware of it now that I am at work (in the dream). Nobody seems to notice or care that I was off sick the previous day which is sort of convenient. A large meeting takes place and as the main speaker gives his talk I trim my fingernails with a pair of nail clippers, I don’t make a very good job of doing this and the nails are uneven with caggy edges.
Dream 5: Going my own way – I am walking home from work I look down and note that I am wearing a very smart suit, my wife walks by my side accompanying me. I bump into my Mum and she implores me to go her way but I decide against this and continuing heading in the direction I want to go. I then bump into my manager from work, he also wants me to follow him and go in the same direction as he is. Again I decide not to follow him and continue on the path I have chosen for myself which leads out to the beautiful countryside of my childhood.
Dream 6: Technological uptightness – I am vaguely at work in the presence of a colleague who occasionally asks me questions about his dreams. He is flustering about with some technological gadgetry such a laptop computer and other such items, these devices cause him to be stressful and tense.