Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hmm, I wonder...

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I had that dream last night. You know the one. The teeth fallin' right out of your head dream. I hate that dream. And I must admit that it has left me feeling completely out of sorts today. Not out of sorts because I'm afraid of loosing my teeth (they seem pretty secure) but out of sorts because as most of us know the teeth falling out dream is a symbol of ones life being out of whack and man do I feel out of whack right now (a fact that I didn't admit to myself until this dream made it painfully clear).

I was reading on a dream analyzing site that when we have a dream such as this we should write down all of the events--such as setting, people, feelings--of the dream which will give us a better idea of what the dream is trying to tell us.

So here goes. I invite you to read the details of my teeth falling out dream as I remember it...

The setting of my dream took place at the home of some new friends we had made (these were not any of our true life friends, in appearance anyway but maybe symbolically they were--who knows) it was some kind of festive occasion but there was a general feeling of awkwardness in being there. Something was strange about the friendship but I don't remember or can't pinpoint what it was exactly. I remember their house was dark (dark furniture and carpet) without a lot of natural light, which only added to that feeling of awkward uneasiness.

I walked out into the back yard, bright with sunshine, to a picnic type setting. People were gathered there and children were playing, but I felt a little shy and unsure as I walked down into the yard to go stand beside my husband.

It was when I opened my mouth to speak to him that it happened. With the most gentle push of my tongue my teeth began to fall out. I felt them fill my mouth and I spit them into my hands. It was terrifying as the perfectly polished, brilliantly white strong teeth filled my hands to capacity.

I felt the fear in my eyes as I looked to Rick for help. I needed him to get me to the dentist quickly so my teeth could be saved and I expressed that I had felt that something was wrong with me for a long time. I had suspected that I had been very sick but had ignored it and now it had grown serious. I needed medical attention right away.

I walked into the house-- gingerly trying to balance the unmanageably large pile of teeth (still perfect and white) in my hands--and told my kids that we had an emergency and needed to hurry and leave. Hesitant to quit what they were doing, my kids continued to visit and play. As I began to plead with them again about the state of emergency we were in I lost hold of my pile of teeth and they scattered all over the floor, getting lost among the toys and clutter.

I crouched down and while frantically trying to retrieve them, I cried. I cried because I was falling apart, I had no control and it didn't seem to matter to anyone else but me. Of course upon seeing this, my kids rushed to my aid helping me find each tooth--but still feeling an overwhelming sense of urgency to get help-- I told myself to wake up and escape from this awful nightmare immediately, which I did.

So there you have it. My horrible dream. Feel free to analyze away (if you read the whole thing--wow that's a long post). And maybe, just maybe, I'll tell you what I think it means later.

Do you ever write down and or analyze your dreams?

4 comments:

Marcie said...

Oh you poor, poor thing. Strangely, I have that dream too sometimes. It's awful. Completely and utterly awful. In my opinon, much worse that the "naked at school" one. In mine, my teeth just keep falling and falling out of my mouth and I'm trying to catch them in my hands but they keep slipping through my fingers. Usually it is when I'm losing something that is considered permanent, or when big changes are occuring in my life. It makes me ill everytime I have it. Truthfully, I'm just sick thinking about it.

I'm such a ray of sunshine aren't I!?! Sorry. I'm just feeling your pain.

4boyzmdmom said...

That sounds terrifying! I hate dreams like that, although I have never dreamed of loosing my teeth, specifically. I have never written down or analyzed my dreams, but I definitely have recurring themes in my dreams. I've always wondered what they meant! I hope you feel more cheerful soon...bad dreams can really make me feel unsettled / upset sometimes.

The Wakefields said...

I have had that dream also. One time I read that dreaming about teeth falling out means you are obsessed with looks/personal appearances. I don't know which is worse--thinking something bad is going to happen or believing your are vain about looks and such.

The Cranes said...

I've dreamed a few times that all my tooth are loose and I'm all upset that they are all going to fall out. I have always had that dream when life has been particularly stressful. Is that the case with you? I want to hear what you think your dream means. Hope you don't have that dream again and that you start feeling better!