Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Recurring dreams

I have many fascinating dreams, and some of them recurrent (and no less fascinating). Unlike the usual recurring dreams, which for me include a) running away from something at night, usually naked b) being lost in another country, usually Germany and c) realizing that I have not studies for the exam or missed it entirely (which actually happened once, good God!), I have one that is in my opinion odd. And that is my recurring dream of going shopping. It is usually a clothing store, or sometimes a department store. There is often a tremendous sale, like 90% off. It is usually a high end store, but littered with the coolest clothes ever. Dresses, shirts, beautiful things. Purses and hats, which are not things I usually purchase many of are also prominently featured.

One website gives this explanation for shopping dreams:

"To dream that you are shopping, indicates your needs and desires. Consider what you are shopping for and what needs you are try to fulfill. In particular, to dream that you are shopping for food and groceries, signifies your hidden attempt to buy the attention of others."

Here is an altogether different explanation:

To dream of a store filled with merchandise, foretells prosperity and advancement. An empty one, denotes failure of efforts and quarrels. To dream that your store is burning, is a sign of renewed activity in business and pleasure. If you find yourself in a department store, it foretells that much pleasure will be derived from various sources of profit. To sell goods in one, your advancement will be accelerated by your energy and the efforts of friends. To dream that you sell a pair of soiled, gray cotton gloves to a woman, foretells that your opinion of women will place you in hazardous positions. If a woman has this dream, her preference for some one of the male sex will not be appreciated very much by him."

I am fascinated by the bit about the soiled gray cotton gloves. Can you be any more specific?

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