The Boxes Dream

Looking out a window, I saw an elderly white woman gesturing as she ranted. I couldn’t understand what caused her ire, and then realized she addressed the presence of two white boxes. The boxes weren’t large, about the size of a VHS tape cassette each. Her issue seemed to be that they were sitting by the side of the road, and nobody was picking them up. After she pointed the boxes out, I could see the boxes and the road, and see that she stood on a yellow field.

A friend from my military service, Derek, came in and left me a box. Closed, made of brown cardboard, it was about four by four by four inches, a cube. After some time of sitting around the place doing other things, and looking out the window at the ranting woman and the two white boxes, I picked the box up and tried, but failed, to open it. Setting the box down, I left the house.

It was dreary and busy outside. The ranting woman was gone. The two white boxes were still there. I crossed the yellow field to them and picked them up. Cars passed me on the road as I examined the boxes. They were flimsy and empty. I couldn’t understand why the woman was so upset about them and their presence. I looked for a place to discard them. Not finding one, I took the boxes to my place.

I left my place again and went to what seemed like a parcel delivery place. It was very busy. I found a locker with three boxes inside it. They were addressed to someone else, a man. I knew his name, but I didn’t know him, but I believed I knew what was in the boxes. I wanted to know, so I took the boxes to my place, and opened them.

I can’t recall what was in two of the boxes, but shoes were in the third. Feeling ashamed of what I’d done, I closed the boxes and left with them, meaning to return them. I ran into Derek and explained what I’d done, and that I needed to put them back. I didn’t want anyone else to know what I’d done, and I wanted the rightful recipient to get his boxes. Derek couldn’t help. I eventually took the box back to where I’d stolen them and put them there.

After returning home, I took the two white boxes that the woman railed about, and put them back where they’d originally been. Then I went back into my place.

Derek came in and took the box he’d brought me. “Sorry,” he said. “This wasn’t supposed to go to you.”

He left, and the dream ended.

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  1. You have the best dreams. A lot of mine are amazing too, but mostly about being somewhere that I want to go back to. I was saying to Ken the other day how unfair it was that I got to visit all of these amazing places but no matter how hard I tried, I could never go back there another night. There are a couple I’d love to see again.

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    1. Yes, I do have some excellent dreams. I’m fortunate.

      I hope you can keep back to your dream places. Maybe you need to try less hard; sometimes, the thing that stops us from succeeding is our effort getting in our way.


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    1. My dreams are almost always in color. When I do dream in black and white, I take the dream more seriously, because it seems like my mind has shifted to draw my attention to it.

      None of my dreams make it into my novels, but my drawing process is usually featured a few times. By that I mean, I don’t think of my dreams as having literal meanings, but their symbolism usually bares things that I’ve overlooked or have failed to think out. Sometimes one or two of my characters will do this, too.


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