I had a dream a few nights ago that was particularly vivid and stuck with me. I've invited you here today to analyze it for me!
Full disclaimer, I tend to feel that dreams are just random images the brain generates. And I know the ones I remember are mostly because I woke up at some particularly odd place in the REM cycle or something....I'm no scientist ;-) But you know...I am still interested in assigning meaning to things! Like...how I analyze someone's dream probably has more to do with what is on my mind than what was on their mind...you see?
So, having said that, here is my dream: It was a short scenario, but it repeated itself with a couple of variations. I was walking through some quiet streets. I don't remember other people....or really, the act of walking, but I wasn't in a car. I'd come to a spot and notice a large, exotic-looking wild cat lying in the road. There was never blood, but the large cat appeared to have been hit by a car and killed. I would look at it and think - 'Oh how awful. That beautiful animal. How did this happen?' Because it was a wild animal and I was unprotected, I would look at it carefully to see if it was really dead. I'd peer at it's half opened eyes and conclude that, yes, it was dead. In each scenario, I'd look back once I'd passed to see the big cat getting up. It wasn't dead after all! I'd feel a little frisson of fear...was it going to come after me? But most of the time it just walked away. I know at least once, it did approach me. When that happened, I laid down and buried my face in some kind of blanket or jacket...basically playing dead. I could feel the cat's warm breath like a tickle on my face through the cloth and wasn't afraid then. It was no more threatening than a pet cat's exploration. And then, like in the other cases, it just walked away.
So. What do you think? Analyze!!! Please. And thank you.