Dream of the Month (July 2006)
- Title: My Dad
- Date of the Dream: 6/14/2006 (mailed Thursday, 15 June 2006)
- Dream: I dreamed that my Dad was in prison, but every year on his birthday, my family and I would break him out of prison. In the dream, you could tell my Dad was enjoying this. We'd always have him back in prison before the next day. But one day, we were sort of late when he was due in court, so he was late. The judge said something like, "Oh, you're lucky you made it," His lawyer said, "Judge, it's not his fault. The opening music was wrong...they were supposed to play the theme to 'SHAFT' and then he would have known to come in the courtroom." For reference sake, in real life, my Dad passed away when he was 42. My Dad never was in prison in his lifetime.
- Significant life event: None
- Personal concerns/issues: I live too far away from my family members to visit them.
- Associations: I miss my family, especially him.
- Category: Anomalous
- Pen Name: truleelee
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking characteristics: Some dreams of the deceased involve bizarre explanations of where the loved one has been all this time.
This dream presents a fictional plot line that accounts for the deceased father's whereabouts (he wasn not dead, he was just in prison). This type of dream may be recurring with variations: there is always the joy of discovering the loved one has a reason for being “gone” and that he may be visited, or may get to come back occasionally. These dreams are bittersweet though, for they typically include a sense of loss, guilt, or frustration that the loved one cannot stay, and must return to where they have been. Over time, these dreams may progress and become less painful, more reassuring and peaceful.