I’ve had the same person in five different dreams now. I haven’t posted any of them here because they’re not interesting as far as dream narratives go (especially my dream narratives. . .she’s up against stiff competition!), except for the fact that she’s been in all of them. The first three were in February and March (I checked in my e-mail and Twitter), and the most recent one was a couple of days ago.
She’s not anyone I know from real life, and she’s not anyone famous either. She’s pretty in an understated way, fairly petite, with straight, shoulder-length blond hair (not normally my preference, but I’ve certainly made exceptions!) and she has a brown-and-white tabby cat who has also appeared in three of the dreams. The dreams are romantic, but have never been sexual. They always feel like they’re more about the connection that exists between us. In one of them, we were sitting next to the window in her house, quietly talking and enjoying the sunshine, with the cat draped across both of our laps, purring. In the most recent one, we were walking in a grassy lot outside of town, near some sort of cluster of buildings, and trying to figure out how to get back to the highway where my car was parked, so that we could get back. Suddenly she stopped walking and turned to look at me. “I think I’m in love with you,” she said. I was pleasantly surprised by this news, and I hugged her and told her I loved her too. “And I’ve always known it.” I love the random, awkwardly worded things that come flying out of my mouth in dreams. For the record, my all-time favorite dream quote is “Gah! What’d you do that for, you penis hole?!“ but there are plenty of other classics. Almost every single one of my dreams involves weird dialogue of some sort.
So. Moving on.
One dream involving The Girl was an extremely short one in which she appeared just long enough to say, “My name’s Christine, by the way.” That was it; the entire dream. A friend told me the other day that what her name means (“follower of Christ”) is much more important than her physical characteristics. I told a different friend about that, and her response was [I’m condensing a few of her responses into one, actually], “I sure hope there is some meaning behind her name beyond that. If not, what a disappointment. Maybe you passed her on the street one day. Just because you don’t recognize her doesn’t mean you’ve never seen her. . .just a thought. Her face could just be ‘filler’. It seems she made a point to tell you her name.”
Very interesting. RockShowGirl is convinced that this person is my ideal partner. I don’t know that such a thing really exists, but it is a really nice thought. I do know that the way to meet an ‘ideal partner’ is to always be the best and most honest version of myself that I can be, and that will attract the kind of people – either romantic, platonic, musical, or anything – that I want to spend time with.
Every night I look forward to dreaming, and I even find myself wanting to sleep much more than usual in order to see what happens next in our saga, but I’m guessing that sleeping twenty hours a day may not be the most conducive way of finding and kindling a relationship. Just a hunch.