A bunny swimming at sea.
Its two ears are popping up above the water. I see it and think 'how wonderful. How strange! To see a rabbit at sea and not on land.' My eyes stay focused on the bunny in wonderment, they don't let go of the image of the swimming bunny. It's as if it hops in water, peaceful, calm and towards its destination - to shore.
I am watching it from a giant inflatable mattress, large enough to hold at least a dozen people. People in their bathing suits with drinks in hand. Though I am often IN water in my dreams, this time I am above the water, watching, gazing, and glued to the rabbit who caught my gaze from a distance.
The dream shifts to my two sisters. They are holding each other, posing for a photo. One sister tells the other 'Be strong.' They are cinematic in their pose, and tender in their demeanor towards each other. I, once again, am looking at them. Gazing on. Watching over. Standing by.
I wake up with those two images sharp in my mind. And the rest of the day I try to uncover: 'Why a rabbit at sea? Why 'be strong'? Why am I looking, and not participating in the dream? And why is our inner world so sneaky sometimes with its messages?! For once, can it be a bit more ON THE NOSE and make my dreams easier to figure out? Or is this simply how the subconscious keeps us guessing, gets our brains to exercise, to stay sharp with analysis, curiosity, and wonderment?'
Maybe. Or maybe it was just... a dream.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
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