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03032018

 

the name of the dream: a barking dog gets the back of my hand

 

had to go to the shops

 

there were shops within a hundred metres of where i live but they didn't have certain items basic to my diet

 

it meant going to the next nearest shopping area a kilometre away

 

although i was in familiar territory i had to ask people for directions to the bus stop

 

the first person i asked gave me directions... "go up that road, turn right and the bus stop is along on the left just past the garage on the right"

 

in a dream what you need to hear when asking for directions is "keep walking and you'll come to it"

 

"keep going until you get to the junction. turn left at the junction then when you come to the hound and ducks take the second on the left. you'll see..."

 

forget it

 

i didn't know where i was

 

i was lost

 

i had to get my bearings or i could end up going down the hole with alice

 

a busy junction came into view

 

it meant walking up a hundred-metre incline and bearing to the right

 

when i got to the top of the hill the junction was no longer in view but there was a busy street visible between the houses which looked like it led to the junction

 

the road i was on stretched down and then up for more than six hundred metres and had fewer and fewer buildings in it the further along it i looked

 

that was another journey into the beyond

 

there was only one option

 

i took it

 

i pushed open the gate of the house next to me and walked up the garden

 

level with the back of the house was an outhouse or brick garage or something which closed off any means of going anywhere other than between two brick walls to get to the street

 

after a dozen steps a thigh-high but not bulky, dark-coated house dog was on my case

 

the trick with dogs in a sitution like that is to keep moving but not pick up your walking pace and offer the dog the back of your hand

 

there was, of course, the chance the dog would grab my had but to stand still and say "good boy" does, on occasions, infuriate them

 

the dog was on home-ground and i had invaded its area, it had to be macho

 

it began barking fiercely and moving along with me but it didn't attack (two dreams on the trot with dogs in them and in both dreams the dog's bark was audible and that's after umpteen dreams with dogs with no sounds of barking ! dreams becoming more detailed ? )

 

i offered the dog the back of my hand

 

it sniffed it and stopped barking

 

the old, "give the dog the back of your hand" counter-attack tactic had worked again

 

on the street and down the hill to my right was a busy out-of-town shopping centre

 

buses, people, pedestrian crossings, high buildings, i was back in civilisation

 

didn't have a clue where i was but anyone would be able to tell me which bus to catch to get back to... "where is it i live?"

 

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there were two or more scenes in this dream which followed the same pattern of going from one unrecognisable location to another but you've got the idea

 

there was also another dream in this sleep which came before this one

 

it was a totally different setting with conversation and emotion

 

the last scene of the dream before this one meant going out to buy things and have assumed the second dream is a continuation of the first albeit the content of the first dream was so different to this one

 

although the content of the two dreams were chalk and cheese they are probably connected or it might be a "twinned-theme dream"

 

addenda

 

the stand-out part of the dream: the dog barking

 

the significance of the stand-out part of the dream: becoming oriented to the auditory content of dreams ?

 

participant

 

the cause of the dream: earlier on in the day was thinking about where to buy this month's groceries

 

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