I had a dream probably over 2 years ago. I have recently been thinking about the dream and wondering what does it mean? I dreamt that I had been walking across this large arched bridge, I was with someone but their identity was not recognizable. It seemed as if I was in a park, but it was very large! I came to a place where I heard crying. I looked over the wall of the bridge and saw some sort of huge round Colosseum enclosure with high walls and openings in the wall into the center of the enclosure. In each of these openings, and there were many, there was a giraffe chained to the ground by the neck and legs. There were men running around making sure the giraffes were secured by their chains. The giraffes were struggling and it was as if they were crying. In the center of the Colosseum was a body of water that the giraffes were just far enough from it that they could not drink the water. I remember feeling upset and frantic when I watched from the bridge, I was crying and wanted to do something to help. The giraffes struggled to stand up, but were held down by chains. The men were angry that were running around the enclosure, yelling at the giraffes and eachother. What do you observe from this dream? Any input is appreciated! Thanks.
This is an excellent dream, Amanda, with very expressive, creative images. It probably related to your feelings and experiences of 2 years ago, although if the dream has remained in your thoughts, it might still be relevant to your life now.
The park represents your life, and the Colosseum probably symbolizes an institution such as school, church or government. The person with you is simply an aspect of yourself.
Giraffes are tall and designed to reach up high. That is the key metaphor. Chaining down giraffes so they cannot lift their long necks to reach high places is clearly wrong and a misuse of power/authority. The pool of water might be knowledge (education) or some other form of self-improvement and achievement.
I suspect the giraffes represent students, or entrepreneurs or anyone struggling to achieve goals, including yourself. You feel as if you need to "stretch out" and "reach higher," but the rules and regulations of school (or possibly church, government or some other authority) are holding you back. You are the one feeling the restraint as if by chains.
Congratulations on putting together an outstanding dream. The chained giraffes are very expressive. This link will provide more information and examples of the way such metaphors function in dreams.
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The dream starts out that I was going to my hometown to visit. I got to a friends house to drop off groceries (?). Then I'm driving down the street and she is in the car with me. We pull up to a stop sign and I go to look right to see if I can turn, and there is a giraffe on the corner. Immediately I think "wtf there is a giraffe on the corner in the middle of Ohio" But I go ahead and turn. There are animals all over the place almost fleeing. My friend and I see her husband walking in the road so I stopped the car and we got out to see what was going on. He says "All the animals... they've gone mad. They are all running" I look around and all trafic has stopped and people are getting out of their cars.
So we start walking and are walking over a bridge. We stopped and looked over the bridge at the river underneath and there were ALL kinds of animals on the banks running down stream. I mean everything, it was real Noah's Arch'sh. The three of us look at each other like "what in the world..." Then I look past my friend's husband and see Michael walking towards us. He looked like he was from the Dangerous era. Wearing black jeans, a black vneck tshirt and a red button up shirt over it unbuttoned. His hair was like the black or white video. I stop, looking at him and look at my friends husband standing in front of me. (this is kind of gross but I don't know how else to describe this) Her husband was standing in front of me and my friend and he was goofing off acting like he was *jacking off* he wasn't really though. He was just mocking it. I got all embarrassed and looked past him again at Michael walking towards us. He looks at my friend's husband and back at me and kind of laughs a bit. By this point I'm humiliated and thinking "oh my God, he is doing that in front of Michael Jackson." And I go to turn away again when Michael approaches. He is smiling and doesn't say anything just pauses beside me for a moment. I reach over and grab his hand to hold it (they way a couple would, fingers entwined). He pulls away and lets go of my hand. I remember feeling confused and then he reaches out and takes my hand again. But it's just the regular way.
The two of us start walking over the bridge again and there is a woman frantically handing out flyers about this "animal problem". We approach her and Michael reaches out his other hand to shake hers and says "Hello, I'm Michael Jackson..." The woman looks at his hand and looks away continuing with the flyers. Michael repeats the gesture and his words to her again. This time she reaches out to shake his hand but something weird happens. Michael kind of froze like he was in a trance. I look up at him. Now he is so much taller than me. I'm only elbow height to him. I'm like a child! He has a horid look on his face. His clothes were different too. Almost robe like... I start tugging on his sleeve saying "what's wrong Michael what's wrong?" the way a child would to an adult. He just simply looks over past me to the left and over the bridge at all the animals and the woods in the background and says "Something dark is coming. It's bad. Real bad. We have to get out of here"
That's where I woke up.
I could actually feel the body to body contact, the hand holding. It was strange I could have sworn that part was real. But it was so strange at the end. Not quite scary, but strange. Anyone care to try and interpret this mess?
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I'd love some analysis of this dream; I have many like this.
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