Tuesday, September 25, 2012

drug store?

We were camping.  On top of a little hill, overlooking a woodsy ravine.  Our tent was surrounded by a few evergreen trees.  The large bear in the ravine was pissed.  Growling and roaring and thrashing about.  We sat  helplessly up on that hill just watching that pissed off bear.  There didn't seem to be anything else we could do other than to hope it would just go away.

But it was loud.  It was really angry.  It felt to me that it was angry that we were there.  Why wasn't it attacking, though?  That's what I kept wondering.  It could have easily climbed up to where we were.  We were trapped.  I was scared.  Could we climb one of the trees?  Then what??

It just kept thrashing about down below us, occasionally stopping to look up at us - eyes looking directly into mine as it huffed and puffed.  It was me.  I was the reason it was so pissed.

And then I realized that it wasn't going to come up.  All this violent activity was just posturing, to try to make us go.  To try to make me go.  If it was going to come up and eat us, it would have done it a long time ago.  Once I realized that, the bear calmed down.  It gave me one last long deep look, then turned and walked away.  Just like that.

Did we have an understanding now?  What did I understand?

Relieved, I checked my phone messages.  It was my friend Judy from high school.  She wanted me to start working with her at Walgreens so that I could fill in for her when she wanted to take a day off.

Sure, why not?


Then I woke up.

Dreams. Do they ever make sense?


ShadowRun300 said...

Appropriate title! :) I bet a psychologist would have a field day with that dream.
I wonder if you've found your next career - bear whisperer/drug store clerk...

D.Shawnte said...

Interesting dream! I wonder what it meant and I wonder what the bear was so angry about :o well, besides you being there on its turf. xD

agg79 said...

I'm no Freud, some might think it means that you have a hard decision to make - you know what you need to do but it is still hard nonetheless. Or someone wants you do do something and is not happy if you don't do it their way. But, to me, it means you need to lay off the spicy foods before bedtime.

Rock Chef said...

I think he was pissed because a bunch of mud runners had just charged through his territory!

Abby said...

I think I'll just keep this one from the psychologists. No need to break out any red flags.

Abby said...

He was kind of cute except for the big teeth!

Abby said...

Hmmm... very insightful, Agg - "you know what you need to do but it is still hard nonetheless".

Yeah, I need to tend to that catbox. Might as well face it.

Abby said...

Of course! It all makes sense now!

ShadowRun300 said...

So last night I had a dream that a bunch of dogs were angrily barking at me when I pulled into the dark, hotel parking lot. It didn't take long for me to realize it was deserted and I was terrified the dogs would break loose soon. Wonder what inspired that dream?? :)

Abby said...

I'd say we've tapped into the collective mud consciousness!