I rarely remember my dreams anymore, which made last night’s dream all the more striking. Here’s what it was.
I was waiting in line for something, I don’t remember what. A woman (whom I’d never met) came up to me and pointed out a penny on the ground. It was dirty, grimy, stuck to the ground with gum – in a word, disgusting. She asked if I would pick it up and give it to her. She didn’t want to do it herself, she said, because the penny was so repulsive.
I did as she asked. Then, after she left, I complained to my friend that the woman should either have gotten the penny herself, or let it go, but under no circumstances should have asked me to do it. My friend agreed. Here endeth the dream.
Now, I’m not one of those people who think dreams are prophetic, or that they represent some deep insight into the psyche. But this particular dream does have the feel of a fable or myth, don’t you think?
Who wants to interpret my dream? 🙂