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Wet Work Shoes (A Morning Dream)


water in the street

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Scene 1

I gave him one of my sleeping pills,

Something over the counter, relatively benign.

He took it right away instead of waiting.

You’re supposed to wait until bedtime! Spit it out.

He did, but it was not all in one piece.


Scene 2

The therapy group would meet downstairs.

But first we stood out in the grass

To discuss our plan.

I looked down at our feet.

Water covered our work shoes.

No one else seemed concerned,

So I didn’t mention it.

The plan was to continue.

I slept late this morning which lends it self to remembering dreams. I have no idea who I was with in scene 1. In scene 2, I was with the addiction/mental health counselors who I used to work with. In reality, expanding expectations of computer work became overwhelming and distracted from personal connection. The frequent feeling that I was drowning in paperwork greatly influenced my decision to retire. 30 years was enough. (I love to swim, but do get tired after awhile.)

Others did care, but for various reasons, continued slogging through. One died early.

The dream could apply in general to being in a stressful relationship, or on a bigger scale, to climate change.

We each choose our path.

How do you want to continue?

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

17 thoughts on “Wet Work Shoes (A Morning Dream)

  1. Fascinating dream. I have a recurring dream about a very old work situation. I used to work as a bank teller shortly after college. I have this dream that it’s Friday (always the busiest day because of paychecks) and people are lining up, but I can’t remember how to work my teller machine. My co-workers are having to work harder because I can’t keep up.

    • I can imagine how unsettling that would be. It reminds me of the dreams of being in school and forgetting where your class is, or your locker. I guess we trade school dreams for work dreams. Anyway, I hope we trade our work dreams for dreams of relaxation and fun.

  2. I always find dreams fascinating and consider them as windows to my subconscious mind.

  3. It’s been quite a long while since I woke to a dream that I still recalled vividly, or at all. Like you, I had placed a book and a pen at my night table to write them down as soon as I woke up. Unlike you, I never did and within seconds, minutes or hours they were soon forgotten. Very recently I had 2 extremely emotional dreams, both showing me the pain of others, both helping me heal from the pain I’d carried in relationship to them, or the scenarios from which the pain stemmed. One was extremely healing – in fact I had thought “I hope they recall the dream as well, because it was healing to us both and took place over several years and stages of that pain and resentment being held.” Alas, I don’t know, we don’t speak. The other shook me a bit, I wasn’t sure at first if it was a message of pain, tragedy and blame for me to live with, or if it was one in which I needed to feel, because I had refused to for a handful of years now, and we can’t get past our pain if we don’t first experience it – no purging without the pain. The first was better than the second, very communicative and healing, the second shook me a bit, but again, you cannot purge what you refuse to feel. I often wonder if those in my dreams (passed or still on Earth) are experiencing it with me as well.

    I love your thought interpretations of both scenes or together as one. I also loved “I love to swim, but do get tired after awhile,” and relate to that very much with regard to my old job, which I enjoyed ever much, and the constant expectation of computer work while also drowning in paperwork, though I’m definitely in the riptide of that at home for the past few years. I could see how scene 1 could be about a relationship and scene 2 about climate change. Very interesting. You leave people with much to think about when existing your posts.

    Love and Light to you JoAnna. πŸ’– Kimberly

    • I’m glad you had that healing dream first and hope it helps to ground you for the purging and all good things that are coming your way. May you have sweet dreams that linger into beautiful memories – conscious or otherwise. Kimberly. Love and Light. ❀

      • Well thank you sweetheart, that was very much appreciated. I’m going through a tad bit more of my notifications as I’m not on WP often these days and have a bit of “heavy” challenges to contend with, so I’m trying to catch up not knowing how long my return will be this time, sometimes it’s for a day, or it’ll be a week and then I’m gone for a month or far more. What I want so very much is to get through this medical schtruff so that I too can find my little home on a mountain. πŸ™‚ Okay, back to notifications, I do believe I starting to fall asleep at the helm. Zzzzzzzz Love and Light to you JoAnna. ❀

  4. yes, we can
    make this
    happen πŸ™‚

  5. That’s some good stuff. I really like the water dream.

  6. Wet shoes. Metaphor for climate change?

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