No, this is not a post about Hakeem Olajuwon. I rarely dream when I sleep. I suppose I might be dreaming and forget that I did but it’s difficult to say for sure. When I do dream though it’s been the same dream for the last couple months. I had the dream again last night.

I’m hesitant to call it a nightmare since it’s not a scary dream but then again I’m not dreaming about being surrounded by supermodels and fried chicken. The situation I always find myself in is thusly: I am for some reason enrolled in a math or science course at the university level. I have attended the first couple of classes but do not show up for subsequent ones. I also do none of the course work. I believe I neglect the class simply because I get too busy and then forget about it, possibly because of my work commitments.

The main part of my dream centers around the moment I realize I’m still in this course, I’ve done no work for it, and the final exam is either next week or very soon. The dream never proceeds any further than that. I never actually dream that I miss the final exam.

I’m not sure what to make of this dream. When I was at UBC, I never had this happen literally. I never missed a final and I never forgot I was enrolled in a class. I’ve actually heard of people failing classes because they forgot they were still enrolled but this is rare and such stories didn’t really strike fear in me. So is the course a metaphor for something? Am I neglecting some responsibility that I’ve forgotten about? Is it a responsibility to someone? My family? My friends? Who? Maybe I’m neglecting a responsibility to myself! Oh noes!

Dream analysis isn’t an exact science. Perhaps this dream means nothing at all.

3 thoughts on “THE DREAM”

  1. I used to have recurring dreams where I would A) forget the combination for my locker, B) forget where a class is, C) show up in a class without having done any of the work, D) show up for a test without knowing the subject matter, and E) combinations of the above. These dreams pretty much stopped when I was out of school.

  2. Sometimes I have a recurring theme in my dreams where it turns out I never passed grade 12, and I have to re-educate myself. It is horrible. I don’t want to learn anymore!

  3. Look up dream dictionary. It is kind of fun!University/College To dream that you are in college, indicates that you are going through some social or cultural changes. You may be wanting to expand your knowledge and awareness. It also suggest that now is a good time for you to experiment and try new things. If you had gone to college in your past, then also consider your personal experiences and memories of your college days. However, if you are currently in college, then it may be a reflection of your current surroundings. It may also represent stress. Education To dream you are are anxious to obtain an education, symbolizes your desire for knowledge will put you on a higher level than your associates. You will be distinguished amongst your peers. Book To see books in your dream, indicates calmness. You will advance toward your goals at a slow and steady pace. Books also symbolize knowledge, intellect, information and wisdom. Consider the type of book. It may represent a significant calling into a specific field of work.

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