Box of Dreams:
Dreamed 2009/3/15 by Jenny Badger Sultan
I go on a camping trip. In camp, women are weaving mats. Will I try it?
This image of weaving puzzled me. Later, I came to see it as symbolizing:
- The healing of the open wound after my abdominal surgery. Over the course of time I got to observe it changing from a large open incision to a beautifully closed line.
- The web of love and support I felt from my family and friends during this time.
The same night, I also dreamed Will I be bitten by a rattlesnake if we sleep in the caves? There, the theme of injury and wounds was explicit, reinforcing this interpretation of the dream: that illness, surgery and healing can be a reweaving--not just of one's own life-force, but of community, family and friends.
But this was evident only in hindsight. Both these dreams came many weeks before lymphoma was detected during an abdominal surgery (May 28, 2009).