Friday, October 20, 2006

My very own Carl Jung

So, if you have yet read the previous post - do that now. OK, caught up? I wanted to share some of my friend Brad's thoughts about the dream - he has a couple of degrees in Psych and interpreted it for me- unsolicited, but I think it's genius and wanted to share:

(I edited a little for grammer and spelling; I'm sorry, I can't help it, but I kept it as intact as possible as to keep his original tone.)

With impending travel (on top of the vagabond lifestyle that you lead), it is comforting for you to be in Manhattan as it represents a place that is quite far but one in which you feel at home; you can also draw the feeling of home you get from being around good friends. The focus here also represents more than just the wedding couple, for knowing you'll be able to see them soon also conjures up feelings of excitement, guilt, & longing that we harbor for our other friends.

The difficulty with the shoes directly relates to this. Theft = the loss of control, the expense of the shoes = things are harder without your tight knit group around, life can just be harder than it should be or used to be, your bartering and getting a fair price for the shoes = you know that you have all of the tools necessary to make things happen, this being represented by the "something" extra in your purse . . . there's something inside you that allows you to be independent and stand on your own.
Couches and innertubes are basic archetypes of independence. Everyone to their own but at the same time everyone is on a similar pedestal (different couches in the same room, different innertubes in the same body of water). Your friends are always there but seemingly not quite as close as you want them to be; however, when everyone is together the situation is always comforting (couches, innertubes, going to the Caribbean together). That no matter how far apart everyone is or how long it's been since you've communicated, you will always be together. Water is an archetype of flow and fluid behavior = the continual flow of life.
Oh yeah, the bathroom: Even though there was one in the apartment you went looking for another one = although something else might be more convenient you're perfectly happy carving out your own path and finding your own way . . . but you don't need to ask questions because you already know which way to go. Use your intuition, enjoy your independence, but don't let it be too long b/w talking with your friends.

How cool is that? It's brilliant; I love it. Hey Krysten, you're the other psycho, er, I mean psychologist; care to weigh in?


Anonymous Scotticus said...

I think the guy on the TD Waterhouse commercial makes alot of sense... independence is not about going it alone, but rather about making your own decisions.

October 20, 2006 12:50 PM  
Blogger krysten said...

honestly, i believe that dreams are simply your brain working through things that have happened recently, or will happen, in your everyday life. So i don't really subscribe to a lot of symbolism in dreams, but i do think that how they are organized can tell you a little about how you're really feeling about something.

Ask, Chanelle, haha, i'm usually able to point her to things that have happened recently in order to "explain" her dreams.

October 21, 2006 7:41 AM  

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