This dream just might be weirder than my last. So, I was a man and my daughter had been kidnapped by the Joker. It was a dark night, and I was running down the street until I reached her school. The school looked run down and the grass was over-grown. There was a blinding bright light coming from the school, and I couldn’t see the students faces, only their silhouettes. I continued to run until I reached the edge of the block, where a car came screeching around the corner. It was the Joker, who was dangerously riding on the hood. I ran in the opposite direction, but I tripped on a mattress and landed on the hood of a car. The Joker pulled out two toy guns and shot me four times. Since they were just toy guns, I didn’t die, but I pretended to fall so he wouldn’t actually kill me. Just then, Miranda Cosgrove came down the street on a pink flying carpet, also armed with two toy guns. (Random fact: I went to elementary school with Miranda) And just as they were about to have an epic face-off, I woke up.
To analyze this dream, I used a book called the Element Encyclopedia of 20,000 Dreams by Theresa Cheung. The first thing I wanted to know, is what it means to dream I am a man. My dream book said that I may have a change in perspective, and its usually a sign of psychological maturity. (That’s a lot more normal than I thought it would be) Dreaming about a ruined school can mean the collapse of “youthful illusions” and not to dwell on the past. I was a little surprised that my dream book didn’t say much about famous people or villains. Since I specifically remember tripping on a mattress, I thought that may be important. Mattresses or beds symbolize getting away from the world.
So, this is how I’m going to make sense of all that. I had this dream pretty recently, and I think it really has to do with my transition into college. Going into college is a lot like leaving my old world behind, and getting away from the past (mattress/ ruined school). It’s changing the way I look at things, and I’ve noticed I’m a lot more independent now (man). I never expected my crazy dreams to make so much sense. It’s turning out they’re quite insightful in a strange way.