Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lions on the Prowl

I am with two other people and we are watching a lion from afar. At first, he just sits at the top of this crest. He is gigantic. Something behind him catches his attention. We note that it has to be something amazing to garner his moving off the top perch and seeming to kowtow.

It is an even larger lion. He is clearly the leader of the pride. The first lion looks for direction from the other. Some type of signal is exchanged because they begin their descent. That descent will bring them to the place where I am with two other people.

I can't remember, now, who those two people were, but they were definitely people I knew. Both take their leave rapidly, and I see the lions see them. I see the pace of the lions pick up. I know the lions will catch them.

What to do? Do I run with them? Do I stay and hide in the brush and hope the lions don't see me, hadn't noticed where the other two came from?

I choose to stay.


I do not remember dreams. This dream last night, though, I remember. You dream interpreters out there, interpret for me. Or tell me it's just the punchline to that old joke: "I don't have to outrun the lion. I just have to outrun you."

[Photo courtesy National Geographic.]


Josie Two Shoes said...

Wow, powerful dream! I am not an interpreter, but I do know what it's like to awaken with something so intense that you recall every detail vividly. I have a handful that I can still recall several years later because their emotional impact was that strong. There definitely has to be some symbolism involved in this one!

Tara R. said...

I coudn't find my Dream Dictionary (doesn't everyone have one?) but it sounds to me like you don't back down, and are willing to stand your ground when others run away from conflict.

Patois42 said...

Tara, you give me far more credit than I deserve! As for having a dream dictionary, I imagine it's only those of you who regularly recall dreams who have one of those.

Josie, yeah, I imagine the symbolism is huge. Someone messaged me her take on it. I'm waiting for permission to share.

Jocelyn said...

This has never been my forte, but I'd say you're feeling exposed and left behind by others who could be assisting you. You also feel at the bottom of a hierarchy you didn't choose!

Jocelyn said...

Oh, and the fact that you choose to stay and face down the big baddies seems like a huge statement about your character.


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