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Dream of the Terrifying Dirt Road

Dreamed I was in my old VW Vanagaon (which in real life, I never was very comfortable driving) on my way to a beautiful camping site. To get there, I had to drive through the congested streets of some sort of suburban sprawl, so I decided to take a short cut on a dirt road I knew about.

The dirt road angled up at an impossible angle. Not only that, but it kept getting narrower and narrower and narrower, and it was snaking along the edge of this huge chasm, and there was no guardrail. And night was falling.

So, I decided the safe thing to do was to abandon the van for the time being.

The next day when I went looking for it, I could not find the dirt road.

I looked everywhere for it. I asked people on the street for directions. They gave me very complicated directions, which often involved driving 20 miles out of the way. I knew these were the wrong directions because the start of the dirt road was very close to the roundabout of paved highways I was desperately navigating on foot. I knew that because I’d actually driven on it the day before.

Somehow I tracked down Barbara Angell who was her usual opaque, distracted, beautiful self. Begged her for help.

“Well. Just look on your phone’s GPS,” said Barbara.

And I was just beginning to do that when I woke up.

Kinda the classic Your-life-is-going-in-the-wrong-direction-baybee dream, no?

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Sep. 24th, 2018 11:41 am (UTC)
Weird! Yeah, it sounds like the classic anxiety dream - I can't get away from what threatens me - but you did get away. I wonder what the ever-narrowing means; is there something that you are being directed to throw off, because it is not a way forward?
Sep. 24th, 2018 12:25 pm (UTC)
is there something that you are being directed to throw off, because it is not a way forward?

Oh, many, many things.

But, of course, in the dream, I went frantically searching for the van again. :-)
Sep. 24th, 2018 05:29 pm (UTC)
Mm, maybe you still need the vehicle but not the road? Don't know how to keep moving if you get off this road? Just fishin here.
Sep. 24th, 2018 05:53 pm (UTC)
Good suggestions. I like them. I'll play with them. :-)
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