Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Google is the new Freud

The past weekend was great. Big Hurry show, shopping, an all nighter spent sewing tote bags, Love of Friends, a college party at my sister's, Presidents day brunch. All in the course of 4 or so days. Fun. Lot's of fun. But come yesterday evening after my first day back at work, I was so tired I was convinced I was going to fall asleep on the bus and accidentally ride the 54c all the way to the Northside. Or wherever it goes after that. I've never stayed on that long.

Anyways, I came home, ate some crackers and hummus, or as I like to call it, one of my favorite dinners, and then went to bed. It was 7:30 pm. I slept until 7am this morning. It was needed. It was delightful, I woke up all kinds of refreshed.

I love sleeping, and one reason is it is incredibly entertaining. For as long as I can remember dreaming has been awesome. My dreams are usually vivid, and memorable, and I enjoy them very much thank you.

Except last night, they were just weird. I mean after 12 hours what is my subconscious supposed to come up with but weird? Usually I can deal with weird, but then the thing happened with my teeth.

I've never once had a recurring dream. But, there is a recurring situation that creeps up every once in a while involving my teeth falling out. It's always a different context, but they fall out, and it's upsetting, and I wake up all nervous and anxious to brush my teeth.

So I decide to google this to see what's up, and was directed to Apparently, dreams of your teeth falling out are one of the most common dream scenarios they receive inquiries about. Way to be original subconscious. Here was their diagnosis...

One theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxiety about your appearance and how others perceive you. Another rationalization for these falling teeth dream may be rooted in your fear of being embarrassed or making a fool of yourself in some specific situation. These dreams are an over-exaggeration of your worries and anxiety. -- Well of course I'm worried about my appearance and perception by others. I'm a twenty-something woman living in America. But I wouldn't say it's been on my mind any more than usual.

In the latest research, it has been shown that women in menopause have frequent dreams about teeth. -- Again, probs not.

In the Greek culture, when you dream about loose, rotten, or missing teeth, it indicates that a family member or close friend is very sick or even near death.
 -- That's upsetting, so I'm not even considering it.

According to the Chinese, there is a saying that your teeth will fall out if your are telling lies.

 -- I'm a notoriously bad liar. Seriously awful. Like it would probably be better for me to learn to be a better liar, bad.

Because I don't like any of these explanations, I'm going to make up my own. I think the teeth thing was symbolic of the guilt I feel over having done nothing about my new year's resolution to go to the dentist. Alright, I get it. I'll make an appointment. Can I go back to dreaming about Don Draper again please?

1 comment:

  1. I vote that someday, you just sit on 54C and see where it takes you. One time I (accidently) did this at Pitt - and I ended up at the Zoo. That's not too bad.