Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Tulips day 2


White Tulips
day 2
(unfinished)
30 x40
acrylic on canvas
I have been in a strange place all day. Last night I had that recurring dream. The one where I am running on all fours . This time I was being hunted by a primitive man. His ivory spear grazed my neck and I quickly became woozy from the poison. Too tired to run anymore, he caught up to me. I remember looking into his grimy cave man eyes. At that time, I woke in a pool of sweat. I haven't been the same since.
These primitive dreams are so visceral. I can truly feel each stick and stone digging through my palms as I propel my body through the woods.
I would like to think that these dreams are highly symbolic. I just have not been able to interpret them. The time will come, I believe.
On the other hand, they probably don't mean a thing.
Any thoughts?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've had some weird dreams lately. One, I was single like in the past tense. Weird.
Since I quit smoking, I've woke up several times dreaming that I smoked in my dream. I was sad and upset until I realized, phew, it was only a dream. 58 days smoke free. I wonder if alcoholics dream about drinking after they quit? hmmm.

I think you're dreaming about your previous lives. You've been re-incarnated. I feel like we've met in another life and that's why we clicked so quickly. Maybe we knew each other as primitive wives before. B**ching about being away from our families for too long.
wink.

Lurking Lisa

Anonymous said...

Can not take credit for this as I pulled it off the net. Hope this helps.

"I'm Being Chased"

Chase dreams often stem from feelings of anxiety in your walking life. The way we respond to anxiety and pressure in real life is typically manifested as a chase dream. Running is an instinctive response to physical threats in our environment. Often in these dream scenarios, you are being pursued by some attacker, who wants to hurt or possibly kill you. You are running away, hiding, or trying to outwit your pursuer. Chase dreams may represent your way of coping with fears, stress or various situations in your waking life. Instead of confronting the situation, you are running away and avoiding it.�Ask yourself who is the one chasing you and you may gain some understanding and insight on the source of your fears and pressure.

The pursuer or attacker who is chasing you in your dream may also represent a part of yourself. Your own feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, and possibly love, can assume the appearance of threatening figure. You may be projecting these feelings onto the unknown chaser. Next time you have a chase dream, turn around and confront your pursuer. Ask them why they are chasing you.�

One may be consumed by their own anger, jealousy, love, or self-destructive behavior. For example, you may be drinking too much or exhibiting open hostility toward others around you. You may subconsciously be threatened by these actions which have been jeopardizing your relationships and/or career. Your dreams are a way of calling attention to these self-destructive actions.

A more direct analysis of chase dreams is the fear of being attacked. Such dreams are more common among women than men, who may feel physically vulnerable in the urban environment. These dreams are inspired by fears of violence and sexual assault in which we are so over-exposed from the media. The violence that the media portrays magnifies our fears and how at risk we all are.�

thorngren said...

Since John and I gave up carbs, I have dreams where I am eating french fries. I feel so guilty and mad at myself, but luckily they are just dreams.
How primitive do you think we were?

Anonymous said...

Too many Geico commercials???

Anonymous said...

On to the most important subject....
the tulips are BEAUTIFUL. Great job!

thorngren said...

Not in Germany

Anonymous said...

"Shame on the night
For giving me the strangest dreams
and never letting me know
just what they mean."
Ronnie James Dio