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Three men, two of whom were in masks, were performing a play-like dialogue. One mask was an old man's face, the other a horrific grey skinned spectre with black eyes and a thin, sharp mouth with a slight smile.
They were discussing literature, and how authors represent different aspects of human character by creating figureheads that represent archetypes. An author (the old man) begins with a vision of this aspect, and projects it within a character. In the genre of horror, the character of the monster represents all the dark and horrible qualities of humanity.
The players then asked, how does the author learn about the dark side? How does he come to know this monster?
As the horrific figure approached me, the other two walked off into the distance, and the answer rang in my head: "he was married to it."
The horrific figure then grabbed me, and pushed us both through a glass door, and we fell together into a seemingly endless pit of total pitch black darkness.
I then awoke in a cold sweat.
I gotta hand it to my subconscious, I think this was the most clever dream I've ever had, and definitely the most clear cut in terms of what it signifies. It represents fears regarding the worst possible outcome of marriage - that one's partner either is or becomes a horrific figure, that either is or is seen as an example of the worst human qualities, and that this figure pulls you down with them into the abyss.
"History is more or less bunk." - Henry Ford
This post was edited by Bunk on Mar 27, 2010.