ha. what would belle say.
Dlite: ‘Well, I had my first memorable dream and It was that 2 of my teeth were falling out and crumbling. It’s a common dream motif and Jung associated it with times of growth and rebirth. My dream was loaded with symbols of me leaving the past (and alcohol) behind and shedding my old self, feeling some discomfort in my new more intellectual (sober) setting but not looking to people in the past for help. Seemed pretty spot on. I’ve got to stay the course on this. I really do feel that this is a very important and necessary crossroads in my life and that the key is being very present in the moment and keeping it simple. If it’s no bog deal to have one little drink then it’s no big deal not to. Thanks Belle- for being there.”
me: this is so interesting. I love dream stuff. I’m not familiar at all with the different interpretation schemes, but to me I interpret losing teeth more literally (which isn’t how dreams work, but it’s how my brain works). So losing teeth is losing something important about you (that you were a drinker) and now you’re going to go around with a big hole in your head (no booze) and you’re worried about how people will judge you if you’re not ‘whole’ any more. And the crossroads is that we don’t care what people think of us. we do what we do. we function without teeth (!) though that’s a pretty unpleasant picture. clearly I’m not a dream analyst … I should read more before I blather on like this.
Dlite: “LOL – i think your interpretation fits my dream to a T, and I believe it is spot on where I am — feeling uncomfortable in social (even family) settings while I cast off the old party girl and become quieter unparty girl.”
yes, sure, why not. for a limited time you can post your dream below in the comments. It should be a dream you’ve had since quitting drinking, and i’ll tell you what it means in sober-speak. this is of course not to be confused with real jung-dream speak or freud-dream speak or anything official or sanctioned. this will be hilariously inappropriate belle-sober-dream-speak. complete with sass and self-deprecating humour and typos. all my specialties.
Once I get a few dreams submitted, I’ll send out my unusual interpretation to you if you’re on the micro-email list. if you’re not on the list, you can do that here.