Saturday, June 2, 2007
Dreams of fish
I have never had recurring themes in my dreams before I started studying medicine.
Now I dream about fish all of the time. There are always multiple tanks that I have somehow inherited from somebody. There are many kinds of exotic fish in all of these tanks, and invariably there is at least one tank in trouble that I have to help in a hurry.
Last night it was a tank of dumped goldfish who were so overcrowded that the top ones weren't even covered in water. I tried to contact my parents who have a massive pond in their front yard, to see if they wanted any. By the time they arrived, all of the fish had somehow turned into second-hand novels. (I don't know - it's a dream!!)
I'm always running around managing things in the dreams. Somehow in a lot of them I will end up swimming in a fishtank or two.
I wouldn't say that they are nightmares. I'm never afraid, just stressed. The fish never attack me. I just have to manage and help them.
Stress does odd things to my brain.