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September 13th, 2005


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10:25 am - Worms
There's an unpleasant recurring dream I've been having for a few years, and I had it again last night. You won't want to read about it.

In the dream I'm going about my daily routine when my lower abdomen begins to itch. I scratch it, and the itch goes away for a few moments before returning again. The process repeats several times before I really notice it. I lift up my shirt and discover a small, slightly greenish, raised bump which looks like it could pop. I squeeze it, it opens, and several bright green, segmented worms crawl out, one after another. They're all about three inches long. Understandably I'm freaked out by what's going on, so I squeeze the area to force them out. The second to last one always has three heads, and I wake up after the last one comes out.

This really used to unsettle me, both in the dream and after I regained consciousness.

Usually I'm alone at home, or I'm at work and I can duck into a bathroom stall to take care of the worms. The last couple of times have been different, though. I've been in a social situation with several friends, and when the worms start coming out, my friends react with horror and disgust. I try to calm them all down by saying things like "It's fine, don't worry about it. It'll be over soon. I dream about this all the time."

And then, of course, I wake up.

Isn't that a nice story? What do you suppose it means? The four dream dictionaries I've consulted tell me that the worm represents financial loss unless I kill it, and that my exposed abdomen represents either (depending on the book) financial loss, impending treachery on the part of my friends, alcoholism, or the fact that I need to expose less of my personality when meeting people for the first time. They also tell me that consulting outside sources to interpret my dreams is probably not worth my time.
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From:evil_jim
Date:September 13th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
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Did the worm have anything written across its scalp?
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 13th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
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I know what you're referencing, but you have to understand that I've never had the presence of mind to check. Details like that are the last thing I'm thinking of when worms are crawling out of my abdomen.
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From:evil_jim
Date:September 13th, 2005 05:39 pm (UTC)
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I don't know why we have dreams like that. Mine typically involve losing fingers/teeth/body parts and not knowing how to reattach them. I've had them all my life and still don't know why. They're usually not connected to anything in the real world which makes it all the more puzzling.

I hope your erotic dreams make up for the disturbing ones.
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 13th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
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Well... Not that I want to go into them in detail, but I've had fewer than five erotic dreams in my entire life (unless there are others that I couldn't remember on waking). The last one was sometime in high school.

Regardless, I'd really like to know where the dream about the worms comes from. Usually when I remember my dreams, I can trace aspects of them (people, events, etc.) to things that have been on my mind recently. I could make some guesses about the worms, but none of them have anything to do with what's happening in my life right now.

There's another recurring dream I used to have when I was much younger, in which I would find that I could fly by (silly as it sounds) extending my chin. The dreams were so vivid that they would stick in my mind as memories, and sometimes when nobody was looking, I'd try to fly.
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From:seanorange
Date:September 13th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
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I had the same thought.

~Sean
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From:laviorli
Date:September 13th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
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uuuhh! maggot flashback *wincing*
From:renny1780
Date:September 13th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Well, aside from the thoughts of maggots to which Mary refers, I think you're going to become an alcoholic. Oh wait, maybe you're just getting rid of our 18 children...okay, maybe not.


That's just odd. But, it's befitting of you because, well, you're a bit odd as well. We still lahve you though :)
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 13th, 2005 09:14 pm (UTC)
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Well, I've thought about it in those terms, but I just can't make any connections. I don't associate worms with anything on a conscious level (at least, not anything that sticks out). I've considered the possibility that this dream might be about infection or violation of my body, but I discount that on the grounds that my dreams are usually very literal. I can usually wake up and say "okay, well, I dreamed about ____________ because I've been worried about it a lot recently."
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From:laviorli
Date:September 13th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Current Music: Germs - "Weird Al" Yankovic - Running with Scissors
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 13th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
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"They're all over me! They're inside of me! Can't get 'em offa me!"
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From:theenigma42
Date:September 14th, 2005 03:15 am (UTC)
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Nobody likes us
Everybody hates us
Guess we've got to go eat worms
Long thin slimy worms
Big fat juicy worms
Itsy-bitsy fuzzy-wuzzy worms
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From:devianttouch
Date:September 14th, 2005 02:40 am (UTC)
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That's a really terrible dream. When I was a child (before middle school) I used to have a reoccuring dream about vomiting up worms. Really long huge ones like you get in the street after a week of pouring rain. It was really disturbing. I feel for you, but I have no explaination.
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From:crabmoon
Date:September 14th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
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I think it's about death, your own death and trying to hide that your actually decaying, maybe you don't feel alive.
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From:sacredspud
Date:September 14th, 2005 06:05 am (UTC)
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That's not implausible. You could be on the right track.
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From:seanorange
Date:September 14th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC)
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Kinda makes sense with the Hydra-worm.

~Sean
Worms - Garmonbozia for the soul.

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