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Jun. 11th, 2003

10:09 am - Last night's ill remembered dream

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From:spillshercoffee
Date:June 11th, 2003 08:27 am (UTC)
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The possibilities of interpretation on this are endless.
I'd consult Jung first. But then, what did he really know about drag racing?

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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 11th, 2003 09:22 am (UTC)
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I don't put a lot of truck in traditional dream interpretation systems. Minds are so much more complex than. I don't think dreams are trivially analyzable and I don't think there are universal dream symbols which have the same meaning from mind to mind.

"put a lot of truck"....is that even a phrase? Did I make that up? What a weird thing to say. It felt so natural though. It looks like 9 people in the history of USENET have used the phrase and one person on the entire web has used it. Huh. I suppose the correct phrase is "put a lot of trust".

Mostly I think this dream had to do on the small scale with my fears of this July 4th IMC Festival being too big a thing to organize on this short time scale and on the large scale my fears that my plans to fundamentally change the structure of my life in a few months are completely illconceived. It was a dream about jumping into things that I don't understand.

Throughout my life this has been a fundamental character trait. I think it is a strength. Every great thing I've ever done started out with taking a major risk, jumping off a cliff and building my wings on the way down. Sure the great failures come from the same habit, and the habit generates plenty of fear and angst but it's worth it.
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From:spillshercoffee
Date:June 11th, 2003 10:06 am (UTC)

Re: "Put a lot of Truck..."

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I like it. Makes perfect sense to me. I might just have to use it now.

As for dream interpretation, I completely agree. I don't actually buy into Jung (I was being facetious), but he's definitely an interesting read. I think a lot of the universal symbols has to do with simple societal norms, but who the fuck is "normal"? And god knows when the last time those "norms" were updated, anyway.
There's also the whole collective consciousness theory, which has some theoretical (albeit optimistic and weird and moderately implausable) merit, but as for dreams... you can't get more esoteric than dreams. I do believe that they definitely reflect the goings on in our heads in one way or another.

I do however enjoy trying to figure out what they could or couldn't mean. And at the very least pondering them and thinking to myself "dude, that's fucked up!"

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From:zarfmouse
Date:June 11th, 2003 01:10 pm (UTC)
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Yah after looking into it a bit I think perhaps the issue is that most people don't "put truck" but rather they "have truck". But it certainly seems to have made sense to several people so it is hereby part of the language (or at least my idiolect).
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