Define a transparent dream

Last night I dreamed that I was lost in a large complex that was some strange amalgamation of a huge hospital and an electronics store. The most memorable image from this dream was an underground hallway with a beautiful terrazzo floor. Although I don’t remember most of my dreams, there are some recurring themes in the ones I can recall:

  1. Architecture – The interior layout of a building is important in many of my dreams. Often, I find myslef on a quest to reach the “coolest” part of the building. The layout of the building(s) often changes over the course of the dream. At the beginning of one dream my parents’ house was in its normal configuration, by the end it had sprouted towers and secret passages.
  2. Confusion – A feeling of being “dropped” into the middle of a situation with no knowledge of what led up to it. I also often have the feeling that I’m supposed to be doing something, but can’t do it because I don’t know what it is.
  3. Physical/Mental Limitation – Frequently in my dreams I am subject to some sort of disability that prevents me from functioning properly. In some dreams my vision is so fuzzy that I am essentially blind. In many (most?), I am unable to walk properly (e.g. I walk stooped over, or very slowly, or fall down frequently). Sometimes I’m just not able to think.

I’m sure the psychoanalysts could have a field day with this information (a Freudian Field Day, hehehe).

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