Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dream Monster

Many years ago, I had a dream in which I was trying to hide from this demonic creature.  It had a huge eye where its head should have been, and in its belly it had a huge mouth that opened directly into its stomach.

According to my therapist, everything in a dream is the dreamer in disguise -- which means the monster must have been me, too.  Its defining characteristics were seeing and eating.  Seeing+Eating.  SeeEat.  Or as the Mad Hatter said, "I eat what I see".  Seeing food and snatching it up -- the essence of the process of life.  Animals live by sensing and swallowing edibles in the environment. So, in that dream monster I saw myself reduced to the most fundamental terms.  Why was I hiding from it/myself?

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