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I won't get this out of my head until I write it down [Feb. 12th, 2005|11:21 am]
Zoethe
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I dreamed I was pregnant, and when I gave birth I had twins, a boy and a girl. Only what they handed me were two things that looked kind of like hamburger patties. When I asked if they were supposed to look like that, everyone reassured me that they were just a little premature and would eventually be fine, and I had nothing to worry about. So I took them home. And everyone cooed over how darling they were. Then I got caught in a rainstorm holding the "boy" and he kept washing away until all I had left was a handful of shiny quarters. I know they were quarters because they were the state ones. I didn't know what to do with them, so I put them in the twin stroller (next to the hamburger patty), and everyone kept telling me what adorable babies I had.
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From: ex_leopardp
2005-02-12 04:34 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. That's pretty weird!

I wonder what all that means.
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[User Picture]From: adjust_56
2005-02-12 04:44 pm (UTC)

symbolizim

Dreams are usually working out something of your current life. Pregnancy could be you going through school, the boy and girl are different aspects of you in regards to your future chosen profession. The patties could symbolize your future income, are you thinking of different types of lawyers and what might suit you? Da vs. prosecuter? Realestate attrny, Tax attrny? Just a possibility of what it might mean. With everybody telling you what adorable babies you have- I don't think this is an issue your psyche is heavily burdened by.
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[User Picture]From: prabhakar_m
2005-02-12 04:55 pm (UTC)

Re: symbolizim

Freudian analysis.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-12 05:00 pm (UTC)

Re: symbolizim

I think the pregnancy theme comes from the baby boom we are having at work, but the rest of it - just weird.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-14 01:38 pm (UTC)

Re: symbolizim

Could be.

I won't bother with the next batch of dreams I had. I've been dreaming very prolifically of late, though the hamburger twins was the weirdest.
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[User Picture]From: xerxes_of_diren
2005-02-12 05:07 pm (UTC)
That is absolutely bizarre.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-12 05:12 pm (UTC)
But not unusual for me. I tend to have really weird-ass dreams.
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[User Picture]From: sacramentalist
2005-02-12 05:45 pm (UTC)
That's nicely surreal. Odd dreams are usually tedious to other listeners. But this one is very interesting.

I think dreams are just the brain chewing at random nonsense. I've only ever had one foreshadowing dream. And I think I just remember it because of the freaky coincidence.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-12 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it probably doesn't mean anything, and I agree that dreams are usually boring to read (hence the cut). But it was bizarre.
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[User Picture]From: cleolinda
2005-02-12 06:14 pm (UTC)
I do think that dreams are our brain's way of cycling through all the random stuff in our heads, but at the same time, I think it struggles to give that flotsam meaning and significance. So it's like a found poem, almost--the brain is cleaning out all of these old newspaper clippings and keeps trying to read personal significance into random headlines. So we get these completely random dream images strung together in a way that can be interpreted as having something to do what preoccupies us when we're awake.

That said, I have no idea what's going on with this one, zoethe. That shit's impressively bizarre.
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[User Picture]From: theonlykow
2005-02-12 06:42 pm (UTC)
Holy crap that's the best dream ever.

I wish MY hamburgers became money.
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From: dogens_zen
2005-02-12 07:02 pm (UTC)
Did you watch Eraserhead before going to bed?

I hate these sort of dreams as they can color the entire day. But maybe I just let them get to me.....
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-12 07:12 pm (UTC)
I do get haunted by them, but talking about them tends to dispell that.
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[User Picture]From: 2342319516
2005-02-12 08:01 pm (UTC)

for what its worth

pasted from the dream interpretation software I have:

Pregnancy - For a woman, this dream forecasts a happy increase in material wealth.

Birth - You are sure to have good news soon after a dream of the birth of, or giving birth to, a child. If the birth involved animals, it signifies defeat for anyone working against your interests. Multiple births indicate and increase in material wealth.

Baby - If the baby was pretty, you will be fortunate through the help of friends. However, if the baby was ugly or in any way displeasing to you, look out for treachery in someone you are inclined to trust. Helpless or sick babies are generally a warning of difficulties ahead, so be cautious in your business and/or love affairs. A walking baby indicates sudden independence. and if you dreamed of many babies, great satisfaction and happiness are coming your way.

Holding - Holding something in your hand predicts recognition in community affairs; holding someone in your arms indicates coming personal happiness.

quarter - Be prepared for some delays or alterations in your current plans if your dream featured a fourth of anything. Otherwise, see also Coins.

(coins) - If the coins were counterfeit, the dream foretells a minor illness; otherwise it is a fortunate omen of unexpected gain. However, this is , in a way, a peculiar dream of contrary in that the smaller or less valuable the coins are in the dream the greater will be your gain.

(meat) - To dream of meat, as such, is a fortunate symbol for business affairs. A dream of buying meat suggests an auspicious time for a risk or even a gamble. Cutting meat in a dream indicates a coming increase in material wealth, possibly a legacy or inheritance. Cooking meat predicts a change of circumstances; throwing meat away is a warning against extravagance, unless it was spoiled in which case it indicates a lucky escape from a potential danger or obstacle.
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From: williaej
2005-02-13 03:38 am (UTC)

Re: for what its worth

(meat) - To dream of meat, as such, is a fortunate symbol for business affairs. A dream of buying meat suggests an auspicious time for a risk or even a gamble. Cutting meat in a dream indicates a coming increase in material wealth, possibly a legacy or inheritance. Cooking meat predicts a change of circumstances; throwing meat away is a warning against extravagance, unless it was spoiled in which case it indicates a lucky escape from a potential danger or obstacle.

Yet, surprisingly there's no mention of "raising meat as one's own child."
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[User Picture]From: violacat
2005-02-12 10:32 pm (UTC)
All right, this may be totally out there, but are you feeling any conflict at the moment between your roles as a wife and mother and sister and as a student and worker?

The hamburger patties may symbolize nurturing, in the sense of feeding your family. The one turning into quarters may symbolize career, in the sense of independent income. Water (in my dreams anyway) often symbolizes emotion, and I know you've gone through a very rough time with your sister recently; perhaps the rain meant you still felt you hadn't done enough. The fact that both are still beautiful babies in the eyes of others means that you're balancing things just fine, really, even if it doesn't necessarily feel like that.

Or maybe I'm running a fever again, because I'm having to fight the desire to ask if I can use your "son" to do laundry. ;)
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From: sirbmckenzie
2005-02-14 01:22 am (UTC)
Aw, that's kind of sad, in a strange way. Poor little hamburger patty babies. I hate dreams where something you're supposed to feel attached to is distorted somehow.
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[User Picture]From: justbeast
2005-02-14 05:49 pm (UTC)
Wow. Madness. :)

I don't even know what to say, except that the quarters part is oddly compelling.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-15 03:08 am (UTC)
I find that frightening. [g]
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-02-15 11:28 am (UTC)
My dreams tend toward the strange and vivid, and I have been dreaming a lot of late. Must be where my imagination, otherwise kept in reasonably good check, goes nuts.
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