Lisa S., of Alabama writes:
I'm very organized in the morning, and I like to sleep until the last
possible minute so everything is done the night before. Shower, lunch
made, clothes laid out. In cold weather when the alarm goes off, I run
outside and start the car, then get ready for work and by then the car
I had a dream where, instead of going back inside, I stayed
in the car and started driving to work in my pajamas. It's a half-hour
drive and I got about halfway there when I realized it and turned around
to go home and get dressed. When I got home, my husband said he
needed a ride to work because his truck wouldn't start. I told him he'd
have to take me to work because I was running late. We got in the car, I
fell asleep, and when I woke up we were almost to his work, which is an
hour away from mine. I started yelling at him because I was going to be
really late to work, then I woke up. Interpretation?
dream revolves around your real-life morning ritual, which goes off
course. Rituals are often things we carry out not because we truly want
to or are sincere, but because we're used to them, and their expected
from us. You've clearly been going through the motions and going about
business-as-usual for a long time, and have reached a point where that
ritualistic behavior, and the business of doing what's expected of you,
are no longer satisfying to you. This is scary to you, which is why, in
the dream, you turn back to try and get your usual ritual back on track.
Rituals, you see, offer us safety and stability - even when they're not
good for us, they're familiar and safe, because they don't rock the
In your dream, your effort to finally get to work
on time is interrupted by your husband who suddenly needs a ride and,
interestingly, does the driving, even though it's your car.
Let's cut to the chase: you're really gay.
It's not really your job you're worried about getting to, it's your sexual identity - that of a lesbian.
far too long, you've been putting on the costume of a good,
heterosexual woman...but you've reached a point in life where you ask
yourself if you're doing the right thing, and harboring a grudge against
your husband who you perceive as putting his own needs before your own.
Notice in the dream how he takes over the situation to such an extent
that he's driving your car? Not only does he take the wheel, but he lets
you sleep past your destination. You lash out at your husband in the
dream, and blame him for your lateness. But it's not really lateness to
your work you're worried about. You're worried that you've waited
this long to face your own lesbionic tendencies, and blaming your
husband for keeping you in the heterosexual nightmare of a life you've