Dream interpretation has been a hot debate, at least in certain circles. How much stock can one put in a dream? According to Freud, there are many subconscious desires and knowledge that comes out in dreams. Of course, Freud was also a big proponent of recognizing sexual urges in dreams. Sometimes a cigar is a just a cigar, not some weird phallic representation.
I have little faith, myself, in dreams. They are silly things that are not memorable and I fail to see how they can actually relate to reality. What does it mean to have a werewolf sitting outside your door or to go bowling with turkeys at your best friend’s house? Consult a dream dictionary and they answers are absurd. Any reference to wolves/werewolves brings up sex. Since children have such dreams, I highly doubt dreaming of such a thing represents suppressed sexual desire.
My grandmother, however, puts great stock in dreams. In sooth, several dreams of hers have come true – the good and the bad. She says that you know when those dreams will come true. She has always had a good idea of which of her dreams will come to pass. Now, nothing is exactly the way it is in dreams. It is not a true account of the events that have come to happen. It is eerie when she relates all that she dreamed and what happened later.
Should I believe her? Well, yes. I don’t put much stock in dreams, but I do hers. Mainly because I have heard her tell the stories months before such events actually occurred – many without the slightest hint that such events were actually on the horizon. She has dreamt of deaths and joyous happenings, all of which have come to pass.
So, should I worry about recurring dreams? Ones that don’t seem to implausible? Ones that worry me? Grandmother says that recurring dreams prepare you for an event to come. I believe that I don’t want this event to come – it just doesn’t seem right, or fair, to the parties involved. So, I think I shall stick with believing that my dreams come to naught and will leave the "special" dreams to my grandmother.