Dream of the Month (September 2008)
Dr. Holloway's Comments:
Striking Characteristics: Fishing in dreams is often associated with striving to fulfill an objective or goal.
This dream takes us through three stages: the initial excitement of a promising situation, the disappointment of seeing the fish is only half there, and the full realization that this was never a really big fish after all. Although it seems rather sad, the dreamer is brutally realistic and deals swiftly with the situation that has revealed itself. There is no need for the fish to suffer, and there is no reward in regret either. Perhaps the situation he’s dealing with could impact the other people (family members) who are “in the same boat.” In any event, this is a dream of recognition and assimilation of a new situation, and this dreamer is meeting it head on, fully aware, and unafraid to take swift action. The dreamer is taking the gutsy course of action, and the brave perspective as he assesses things. There appear to be no hard feelings, but he won’t be fooled twice or waste any more of his time. Next time, the prize will be his.