Dream Log

22 Apr

Last night, I had a dream that I was once again a lifeguard at the country club that I used to work for in Albuquerque. This is how it went:

Upon arriving to work at the pool, I immediately told the rookie guards that I had seven years guarding experience under my belt, and hence, they had to go up on the lifeguard stand first, while I took the first available break. (Yeah, I was being a bit egotiscial upon my return to the pool!)

I then started checking out the lifeguard shack, the place where lifeguards usually hang out when they’re on break. The shack had completely changed, and was now a rickety three story wooden structure. I climbed up to the top of the shack, where a bunch of other lifeguards were hanging out.

The wind started to blow, and the rickety structure started to lean and sway, and we decided that it wasn’t safe for us to remain there. The rest of the lifeguards all stood up, held hands, and jumped from the three story structure into the pool. I, on the other hand, decided it would be much wiser to climb down from the structure. I got splinters in my hands as I climbed my way back down to the ground, and barely made it out of the structure before it collapsed.

I woke up this morning wondering what the significance was that everyone else jumped, but I didn’t. Anyone want to analyze that for me?

Comment:

COMMENT:
AUTHOR: Paul
EMAIL: paulbemkes@aol.com
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DATE: 04/25/2004 09:19:25 AM
Lets see if I can put to use my psychology 105 class I took in college to good use…

You either have taken a new position at work, changed jobs, or joined some sort or organization. You have been employed or volunteered here before and you feel you have more than adequate qualifications to perform the job at hand. At your arrival you immediately set your dominance, by telling, perhaps ordering, the lower ranks to go to work, while you do some exploring. After all this place is familiar but it has changed. The guard shack, by now having 3 levels indicates some sort of power structure within the organization, but it is standing on shaky ground. I find the lack of people on both the first and second floor interesting. All the “rookies” are out working, but who is managing them? This shows that there is a gap in the hierarchy, you being the experienced guard quickly moves on. At your arrival to the top you find the other guards, and all are experienced. They all feel that they belong at the top, leaving the void below in the organization. The wind signals a change, or some sort of outside force perhaps a take over by another organization, and with an already shaky foundation the other experienced guards take the quick way out. The fact that they all joined hands and then jumped, indicates that they are a friends and have taken the philosophy of “you go, I go.” Jumping into the pool signifies that by taking the quick way down, they are able to “wash” their hands of what ever they may have been doing. If they asked you to jump with them or not, is fairly important, if you want to analyze the “was I accepted by the group,” but in either case you are left with a decision to make. Do you take the quick and probably safer way down by jumping into the pool, or do you take the more risky and dangerous route?
Now to answer your question. Why did you not jump with the other guards? I believe there are two possibilities.

You like the risky approach to life or your job and want the scars to show it, and are willing to go down with the ship. Because getting out at the last minuet could be a thrill.

or

From what I know of you and your strong sense of morals, assuming they haven’t changed that much from high school ;0) And the fact that you have been laid off from your job before. I would say that you probably took the slower harder way down, because it was simply the better way to go. It goes along with “If all your friends jump off a cliff, would you”? Just because they do it doesn’t mean you have to. You might get a little beat up and if you get out standing on your feet and a few splinters in your hand, oh well, such is life. Probably will be a better person for it. What really is important here, is that you were able to get out. The next thing you need to ask is, was there actually water in that pool?

Did that help? Or just make the whole dream that more confusing?

One Response to “Dream Log”

  1. Paul April 25, 2004 at 9:19 am #

    Lets see if I can put to use my psychology 105 class I took in college to good use…

    You either have taken a new position at work, changed jobs, or joined some sort or organization. You have been employed or volunteered here before and you feel you have more than adequate qualifications to perform the job at hand. At your arrival you immediately set your dominance, by telling, perhaps ordering, the lower ranks to go to work, while you do some exploring. After all this place is familiar but it has changed. The guard shack, by now having 3 levels indicates some sort of power structure within the organization, but it is standing on shaky ground. I find the lack of people on both the first and second floor interesting. All the “rookies” are out working, but who is managing them? This shows that there is a gap in the hierarchy, you being the experienced guard quickly moves on. At your arrival to the top you find the other guards, and all are experienced. They all feel that they belong at the top, leaving the void below in the organization. The wind signals a change, or some sort of outside force perhaps a take over by another organization, and with an already shaky foundation the other experienced guards take the quick way out. The fact that they all joined hands and then jumped, indicates that they are a friends and have taken the philosophy of “you go, I go.” Jumping into the pool signifies that by taking the quick way down, they are able to “wash” their hands of what ever they may have been doing. If they asked you to jump with them or not, is fairly important, if you want to analyze the “was I accepted by the group,” but in either case you are left with a decision to make. Do you take the quick and probably safer way down by jumping into the pool, or do you take the more risky and dangerous route?
    Now to answer your question. Why did you not jump with the other guards? I believe there are two possibilities.

    You like the risky approach to life or your job and want the scars to show it, and are willing to go down with the ship. Because getting out at the last minuet could be a thrill.

    or

    From what I know of you and your strong sense of morals, assuming they haven’t changed that much from high school ;0) And the fact that you have been laid off from your job before. I would say that you probably took the slower harder way down, because it was simply the better way to go. It goes along with “If all your friends jump off a cliff, would you”? Just because they do it doesn’t mean you have to. You might get a little beat up and if you get out standing on your feet and a few splinters in your hand, oh well, such is life. Probably will be a better person for it. What really is important here, is that you were able to get out. The next thing you need to ask is, was there actually water in that pool?

    Did that help? Or just make the whole dream that more confusing?

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