Saturday, January 21, 2006

Sometimes I can identify the source of a nighttime dream. Last night I had an unpleasant dream that I can’t connect with anything I’ve been doing or thinking.

I was taking an academic class at what seemed to be a junior college. It was a small class and we were given a test. I couldn’t even understand the questions let alone have any idea how to answer. I was still trying to make some sense of what I was reading when another student handed in her completed test. The teacher was willing to give me as much time as I needed and after everyone else had turned in their test I was making guesses in the multiple choice section. It was an awful feeling. I was the dumbest student.

I’m not sure if it was part of the dream, but I remember thinking that I now know what it’s like to be at the bottom of the class.


Blogger Michael said...

It's interesting to me that you previous post had to do with your son and your ongoing frustrations with school work. And then you have a dream a day or two later about success in school. I won't make any guesses or interpretations, but subjectively it seems that dream may be a little more related than you realize. Or not. Just an observation.

11:40 PM  
Blogger Dan McCracken said...

Excellent observation, Michael. Yesterday afternoon Ethan was very discouraged about school and as we were talking about it I began to connect the dots.

12:25 PM  

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