Sunday, April 26, 2009

More Dream Oddities

In last night's installment, I was a cop walking through the world's largest Wal*Mart. Somehow, I ended up in a nineteenth-century mad scientist's lab where the mad doctor was in the middle of an operation to remove the hands of an unwilling patient. Then the dream fast-forwarded to several weeks later when the patient was learning to hold playing cards in his wooden prosthetic.

I give my dream a Nighttime Dreamy nomination for costume design, set design, and casting, but not so much for screenplay.

5 comments:

Bill said...

Only the mega-Wal*Marks have mad scientist labs.

crankylitprof said...

Did Wal*Mart sell the guy his prosthetics, and were they made in China (and checked for lead content and melamine)?

GDad said...

The prosthetic was a flat wooden hand, and he had to hold the playing cards in it almost as though he were holding them in a paper clip.

Anonymous said...

To me, this dream seems rather easy to interpret. You are policing your mind. Minds contain many aisles and areas containing both high quality and lower quality thoughts. Some of your thoughts are not in order, which is usually due to real life events. Keeping everything in order sometimes requires a simpler approach, which is shown by the 19th century doctor. Removing the hands of an unwilling patient signifies your unwillingness to sort out the things you need to sort out. A couple of weeks later, when the surgery has been completed (your beginning to take the steps needed to sort things out), the patient (you) is “getting a grip” on the playing cards—the things in your life that need to be in their proper order. The wooden prosthetic that acts like a paper clip signifies that you will get everything in order and that you won’t lose touch with either the process or the results.

GDad said...

Anon.,

I'm sort of intimidated by your definition of "easy."