Sunday, November 18, 2007

soup

The past two nights, I have had dreams about making soup. To dream about making soup once seems kinda weird; to dream about it twice in two nights, well, that sounds like a pattern.

But...soup? What could it mean to encounter soup
in the "mysterious and fascinating world of dreams where the rules of reality do not apply"? I consulted a dream interpretation website to find out:

Soup:
Similarly to food, to dream about soup, represents emotional hunger or nourishment. In addition, it also signifies comfort and healing. Consider the contents inside the soup and its symbolism.

Huh. Interesting. So, was I nourishing my emotional hunger by making the soup in the first place? Or were these dreams my subconscious crying out to my conscious mind for help? I decided to look further, by considering the contents...

On Friday night, I dreamt about a brothy, hearty winter soup, kind of like a minestrone or a stew. My queries for
"minestrone" turned up nothing. Then I typed in "stew":

Stew

To make or eat stew in your dream, signifies aspects of yourself that are being joined together as a whole. The dream may also be a pun on someone who is named Stew.


I don't know anyone named Stew, so...guess it's the former?

In last night's dream, I remember feeling disoriented by my search for ingredients. I was trying to mimic a style of "anything goes" soup-making that my friend Jamie introduced me to the other night, where anything and everything I had in the fridge was a candidate for the pot. I didn't know what I was making, to be honest, but I knew I needed to start with onions, carrots and celery, all of which I would need to dice very, very finely:

Onions
To see or eat onions in your dream, represents the deep layers you need to get through in order to unveil what is really underneath. You need need to dig a little deeper into a situation or problem.

Celery
To see or eat celery, represents your need to be cleansed, either physically or emotionally. The dream may also be a pun on "salary".

Okay, so I need to dig through deep layers in an effort to unveil some hidden truth, while all the while needing a good cleanse, and/or a salary increase. However, I recall that once those ingredients were well on their way to being cooked in the dream, I realized with a panic: "Oh SHIT! I forgot the garlic!!!"

Garlic

To dream that you are eating garlic, signifies your practicality and sensibility in matters of the heart; you look for security over love. To see a garlic patch in your dream, foretells of your rise to wealth and prominence in your business.

What does it mean to forget the garlic?

And I recall that I really wanted to include carrots or root vegetables in my soup, and none of those ingredients were on hand. What does that mean?

I typed "carrots", "root vegetables", "forgot the garlic", and more into the dream dictionary, all to no avail.

I guess I'll never know...

1 comment:

Pessimistic Redhead said...

Hello Miss Kitty!
I'm glad you came across my blog. I'm being vaguely anonymous so I didn't let anyone know but I'm happy you found it!
Also, dreaming of soup... maybe it's the change of season manifesting itself in weird ways and slipping into your dreams. I've been craving soup alot lately--I'm chocking it up to the cold weather.