Thursday, July 7, 2011

Throwing Stars

The other day I remembered a recurring dream I had about my father.

He and I were walking on opposite sides of a traffic jam. Next thing I knew I saw throwing stars (the four pointed very sharp instruments of death used by the elusive ninja) hurtling towards my father. They hit and killed him.

I had this dream long before I was a teenager and just remembered it the other day. I remember waking up being very upset and often I would be crying when I awoke. I cannot remember if I was the one that actually threw them or if I was just unable to stop them from hitting him now.

Points of interest:
- he and I were walking on opposite sides of traffic
- he died
- if I threw these weapons, I was most certainly trying to kill him

I think I'd like to start a dream diary. Or at least just write them down somewhere.

5 comments:

  1. A dream diary sounds like a good idea. It couldn't hurt. Letting the subconscious sort through the stuff that doesn't make sense may make it easier to recognize what's important and what's plain weird.

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  2. Could the throwing stars represent cutting words, the kind that can kill the spirit and emotions? Perhaps thrown by your mother in arguments you overheard when you were young? -- quartz

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  3. I thought it interesting that they were walking on opposite sides. I found that to be more relevant than even the death of the father. I think it represents their separation in real life. They can't connect, they aren't on the same side, and they never really were. It doesn't speak for a very good future, if his dad continues his path on the other side of traffic.

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  4. Yeah, what kind of father walks on the opposite side of the road full of traffic, instead of on the same side with his young son? --quartz

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  5. One that doesn't have his son's best interests at heart, Quartz, that's what kind of father.

    -LSV

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