Thursday, January 17, 2008

Haunted House Dream

I don't often remember my dreams, but for some reason I remember two nights in a row, so this is a big deal. And it was interesting and I think if it were to be analyzed it would tell me something about my subconscience.

Two nights ago I dreamed about finding the perfect house, in the perfect place, and for the perfect price, but I woke up when we were trying to figure out why it was the perfect price, and why the previous owners left it to go bankrupt.

Last night I invited my dad to the perfect house for him to advise us on if it was really perfect or not. We toured the house, and the perfectness was once again apparent. The number of rooms and room sizes, the craft room, and library, the office, the kitchen, it was perfect. We were sitting at the kitchen table the the previous owners had left (The previous owners left in a hurry and most of the house was still furnished.) My dad said, "Well, the only problem I see with it, is that it is haunted." And just as I was about to question his assessment, I looked out the window to see the play house (which was a minature perfect house) to see Reuben climbing out the second miniture story window. I thought he was with us, so this scared me enough to wake me up.

Then I layed awake for an hour trying to decide if I would buy a haunted house if I knew it was haunted, and if I knew the last family couldn't handle it. Then justin woke up to save me from my thoughts and said I could turn on the lamp. Then Reuben woke up because of the light, so I knew all of us were together and safe. And I decided I wouldn't by a haunted house and fell asleep.

What do you think it means?


Jessica said...

On the plus side, it's one less reason to hate your apartment--it's not haunted.

Mick said...

Your Dad bought a haunted house and everything worked out fine for him.

Your Dad.

Mindy said...

I'll take a shot at analyzing your dream!
The house, the floor plan, everything is perfect in your "dream" house and yet it comes damaged. Compare the house to yourself and wahala! Everyone around you sees you as perfect (your son, your husband) and yet you know you're not. No matter how hard you try to be perfect, your perfection is haunted by a feeling that you will never be perfect. This transfers to your dream, a feeling that perfect as others see it and you see it and there has to be something wrong with it.
My advice, try to see yourself as others see you. Well, not really, but just believe that you can be perfect to some degree. (And that's how people see you anyway). And then trust that what you can't do on your own Heavenly Father will help you with.
Oh, second interpretation of your dream is that you are so afraid of losing Reuben and that one day he might get hurt. Just when life seems perfect, that's when people get hurt right?
Yeah, so this is a bunch of hogwash, but it sure was fun to think up. :) Hope you're not haunted much longer.

emilysuze said...

I'm going to go in a little bit of a different direction than your friend Mindy because when I read your dream, it made me think of situations in life.

We often find ourselves in a place where we find a negative that we believe outweighs the positives. Your dream house has so many great qualities--the right amount of rooms, a great yard, and the perfect price; however, you're going to allow one negative thing (the house being haunted) to interfere with your potential happiness with the whole situation.

I know that I'm doing that right now with this move to Washington. I'm focusing on all of the negatives because I'm scared of this new situation. Chris is constantly reminding me of the positives so that I'll still move with him. I need to get over my hang ups with this move and get excited about the good things that are going to happen to us on the other side of the country.

Perhaps that is what your dream means--learn to let go of the negative so that you can enjoy the positive.

On the other hand, it could just mean that your dream house is going to be haunted someday... :)

Jessica said...

I think Justin would enjoy living in a haunted house--lots of great movie-making opportunities there.

Tammy said...

Maybe you just want a house so badly that your mind is trying to figure out exactly what you'd be willing to give up in order to get it!

xo Tammy

PS. Good thing you're not willing to give up Reuben.... that wouldn't look very good!


PPS. And don't worry. I'm sure that one day, you'll have a real house and everything! Almost every young couple has to spend these early years in cramped/cheap/un-ideal housing :) Just be grateful you have nice floors - my parents spent the first 7 years of their marriage in a house with concrete floors because they couldn't afford to carpet them! And now they have lovely carpet ;)

PPPS. And Emily, just remember the biggest plus of all with your move: You'll be closer to Australia than ever before! xo :)

Michael and Natalie said...

I love reading your blog.