You want us to go WHERE?
Shopping for Shoes in Vienna
Dear Dr. Julia,
I have been having the most bizarre dreams of late. I wonder, is there a reason that ALL of my dreams have been so weird for the past few weeks?? (ex. last night I dreamed that my husband and I and my sister and brother in law were riding bikes down Rt. 1 to go to my mother's house.)
However, that is not the dream in question. A few nights ago I had a dream that my husband got a call from a woman who puts together ensembles for weddings. She requested that my husband and I (cellist and violinist) play this gig together.
While I was on the phone with the woman, I had this realization that this gig was far away in Chicago, but when I asked about this she corrected me and said, "No no, the ceremony is 6 miles south of Vienna."
"You want us to go ALL the way to VIENNA for this wedding? Well, I don't think we can take less than $1000 per person for this gig." So we agreed on the price and got ready to leave because we needed to catch an early flight the next day to get there in time.
Then when we arrive in Vienna we find out we have to stay 2 nights at this expensive hotel (I'm starting to feel really ripped off at this point). Next I realize I didn't bring ANY black clothing and that I have one of each of my many pairs of black shoes... but no matches.
"UGH! this means we are going to have to spend most of the money we are making just so I can buy an outfit and a pair of matching shoes!"
This is the point that I woke up from this horrible nightmare..... Please help me understand the meaning of this, Dr. J! Am I going craaazy!?
You say that you've been having weird dreams of late. Well, this is most likely an indicator that you've been feeling a little stressed out.
I believe that the dream where you, your sister, and your husbands are all peddling down the highway to go to your mother's house is very interesting.
Your subconscious mind has the four of you on bicycles, as happy children going home to mom for cookies and milk. But Route 1 is a busy highway... indicating the trails of adulthood.
Either that or you're afraid that you and your sister can't afford these ridiculous gas prices and soon will be riding bikes everywhere!
This dream represents the fear that real job security is far off. You worry about whether you'll have enough money to cover your needs.
You love the idea... the idea of doing what you love with your husband, symbolized by romantic, musical Vienna. But you wonder, is it worth it?
Deep down inside, you really want a new pair of shoes!