Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dream of Former Workplace

I would like to preface this blog by asking readers and those who email their dreams to me to PLEASE not be offended by the remarks I've made at the end of the dream. They are merely my opinions about what I think the dream is trying to tell the dreamer. The dreamer is the actual judge who determines the meaning of the dream.

The following dream takes place in the dreamer's former workplace (*** indicates the end of the dream):

All of the people who worked in my office were at a function of some sort. When I asked what we were celebrating, I was told by one of my former co-workers, "Sh, it's a secret." But then she took me by the arm and told me it was for Lance, but not to tell anybody.

I was surprised with all the hoopla because not many people liked Lance. They thought he was a pest who droned on and on about nothing. His incessant talking was annoying. Also Lance no longer worked for the company either, so I was surprised they were throwing a going away party for him.

When somebody asked me who the party was for, I said I didn't know but that I didn't see him. As soon as I said that, I realized that I had just given something away, the sex of the person. I kept slipping. And now everybody knew that I knew why we were celebrating.

A lot of food was already set out, but everybody was waiting for one specialty item, some kind of crusted tomato-less ravioli. But when it came out, the pan contained barely enough for the crowd of people gathered around waiting in anticipation for its arrival.

As I scooped a spoonful of it onto my plate, somebody else reached in to grab the other dried up ravioli, and gobbed a bunch of it onto my plate just as I was putting mine in the same spot. I don't know who did that or why, but my plate now looked like I had taken enough of the good ravioli to satisfy four people, because the good stuff was sitting on the top of the unappealing ravioli.

I don't know why I dreamed about Lance. The only thing we had in common was that we shared a birthday.


What is interesting about this dream is that oftentimes the people who appear in our dreams are actually representative of ourselves. The fact that she shared a birthday with Lance indicates the possibility that Lance actually represents her. Maybe the dreamer is admitting, at least subconsciously, that she tends to drone on and on. Maybe she annoys people with her incessant talking.

And maybe she's afraid she will reveal a secret that somebody asked her to keep. This dream could serve as a warning to pay attention to what she says.

As far as the food is concerned, maybe the dreamer sometimes takes more than she feels she should (or that maybe she takes on more than she should). In any event, somebody put something on her plate she had not wanted. Maybe the dream indicates metaphorically that she has too much on her plate.

Also, let's not forget the dreamer was celebrating. Perhaps the dreamer will soon be celebrating something for herself.

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