Marley is my granddaughter. That's Marley in the picture. The following are two recent dreams that I had in which Marley was the star.
My wife and I are preoccupied with something. I don't recall what we are doing but we have forgotten that we are supposed to be babysitting Marley. Suddenly we hear her crying in a very alarmed manner. We are afraid. We rush to her and I pick her up. She stops crying and is looking at me. I can tell that Marley has something in her mouth. I coax her to open up and let us see what is in her mouth. She looks at us carefully and opens her mouth, sticking out her tongue. On her tongue is a very expensive looking piece of antique jewelry made of ornately worked gold with a large amber-colored gemstone set in the center. I take the piece of jewelry from her mouth and we are amazed.
Later, I hear Marley in an adjoining room-- a bedroom I believe. This is not the house in which we live in waking life, instead it is an older house, perhaps built in the 30s or 40s. In the other room I am surprised to hear Marley talking in a very adult fashion. I peer into the room and see Marley talking on the phone about business. She is talking to her "agent" about upcoming acting jobs. I had no idea that she had an agent, or that she worked as an actress, or for that matter was even able to talk. I am surprised.
----the next morning I had the following dream:
My mother is driving an old station wagon that my parents used to own when I was young. I am sitting in the backseat on the passenger side--in the same place where I would have sat when I was young, except now I am an adult, but my mother seems to be about the same age as I am. The rear seats are folded down so that the back of the station wagon is in cargo carrying mode. My wife is in the back of the station wagon with Marley in her car seat. I am concerned because the car seat is not strapped to anything and I fear that it is not safe. I crawl back into the rear, but the car suddenly swerves and the car seat falls onto its side. I see a police car through the rear window and I am sure we are going to get a ticket. However the police car skids sideways and takes off in the opposite direction and I am relived.
The station wagon comes to a stop and I start to move Marley and her car seat up to the back seat where I had been sitting in order to fasten the car seat in safely. My mother gets out of the car and enters a house we have parked in front of. I get out of the car. It is dusk with darkness quickly approaching. I open the passenger side of the front seat door. I notice my mother's purse on the floor and pick it up so I can take it to her. As I am picking up the purse, I realize I am holding it upside down. The purse is not clasped and some of the contents begin to spill onto the grass. In the dimness of late dusk I grope about to gather what has fallen. I realize that everything that I am picking up is expensive looking jewelry.
---- I'll leave this to you. What do you think it means? In the Bible sometimes dreams foretold something that was going to happen. Many people believe that dreams are prescient. Do you? Or does this tell me something about the current state of things in my life? Could be an symbolic interpretation of something in my past? Have you ever had a dream that predicted something that eventually came to pass in your life?
Photo of Marley by Juan Velez
Jewelry photo by Lee Jackson