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April 19, 2007

Very Strange Dreams

Last night I had my second dream in which Hillary Clinton appeared.

The first dream occurred about a month ago. In it, I was walking along a dirt path in a rural area. I hit the main road and began to walk down it when a large bus caravan drove by at high speed. There was one very strange looking bus, shaped like a flattened zigurat with wheels like inline skates, which leaned as it turned.

Suddenly the caravan came to a stop and I saw the Senator and the former President get out. I was astounded. They came up to me and introduced themselves, which was completely unnecessary. Bill didn't talk at all, but I was surprised to find that Hillary was extremely nice and personable, though a bit shy.

She asked me who I was supporting and I told her that I was a Republican, but that it was still a great honor to meet her and the President. The conversation sort of died out after that, but she remained very pleasant. I woke up wondering what the hell that dream was all about.

Last night I met her again, in some sort of narrow lobby crowded with people before an event. She apparently remembered me from the last time we'd met and seemed very happy to see me. We hugged and I told her that I really liked her, even though I couldn't vote for her. I also told her I had predicted on my blog that we'd know who the nominee was by Easter (not true in real life) and that it had been a pretty unusual race so far. Then she got kind of defensive and asked, "in what way?" I said, "well with the polls and stuff," realizing this might have been a sensitive subject. I woke up at that point.

I don't know what to make of these dreams. Hillary was very nice in both of them, completely different than I would expect. Plus I can't stand her in real life, so why do I like dream Hillary so much? It's weird that in waking life I actually follow Obama's campaign more closely and rarely give a thought to Hillary except when she fucks up in some way. I'm not known for precognitive dreams, though I don't believe it would be a stretch for my dreams to predict a Hillary win, even in the general. I think what it is is that Hillary symbolizes someone in my waking life, but I can't figure out who.

Posted by annika, Apr. 19, 2007 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: The Huh? Files


Maybe Hillary represents someone else? I'm sure you have liberal friends, people whom you think highly of even while disagreeing with them strongly. Maybe she represents one of them?

Posted by: The Law Fairy on Apr. 19, 2007


Without asking you to lie down while I sit out of view just behind you head, I will suggest that you should look to primary relationships when interpreting dreams. They are the one that have true power-in your life while everyday events and characters are just stand ins for the unresolved conflicts, ambivalences and such, between you and your siblings and parents.

But if you eschew Freud, then look at these two dreams as you longing to be wrapped in the arms of the party of reasonableness, humanism and withdrawal from Iraq. Your nature, as I perceive it, embraces these attributes more easily than the harsh, gun toting response to feelings of powerlessness and the other equally fear based dogmas of the RW of which you are currently

Posted by: Strawman, MD on Apr. 19, 2007

My dreams of Hillary look like this.

Posted by: reagan80 on Apr. 19, 2007

I hope you're wrong. No way she gets the nomination. Have we come that far (read that sunk that low). Do you even realize how scary this image is to people of reason? OMG. She may not be the devil, but she's related to him. Here's to some Xanax and a dreamless, restful sleep for you from now on.

Posted by: chef on Apr. 19, 2007

Cylon projection. Shake it off, Annika, shake it off.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Apr. 19, 2007

This last visitation was likely due to your prior blog entry. Maybe she's trying to slowly mold you into a semi-supportive surrogate. Or not...

Posted by: will on Apr. 19, 2007

And when can we line up for the Annika experience ala "Being John Malkovitch"?

Posted by: will on Apr. 19, 2007

THIS is my Hillary dream!

Posted by: Radical Redneck on Apr. 19, 2007

Clearly Broom-Hilda represents your subconscious, which you secretly hate, but which wants to make amends with your conscious mind. Oh, and Bill is probably your mother silently urging you to kiss and make up with... yourself.

Posted by: Trint on Apr. 19, 2007

Wait, Kevin -- would that mean Hillary's a messenger of God? Cylon projections have been known to claim that status :0)

Posted by: The Law Fairy on Apr. 19, 2007

Law Fairy,

I wouldn't put it past Hillary to make such a claim.


Posted by: Kevin Kim on Apr. 20, 2007

Stop ordering the supreme pizza.

Posted by: Casca on Apr. 20, 2007

I've always noticed that the familiar people in my dreams (family and friends) are always who I expect them to be, and the celebrities in my dreams are who I don't want them to be, at all.

After that whole Sinead O'Connor incident at the Bob Dylan concert -- when I'd been bashing her for being such an adolescent shrew on SNL -- I dreamed that she was my sister and we were at a party where everyone was hissing insults at her. I was very protective of her in that dream.

Perhaps you have a secret, unknown fear that you may cross a line and clutch a cartoonish image of Hillary, and your dreams are your way of telling yourself that it'd be wise to stick to debates on policy and motivation rather than on expecting her personality to mirror your opinion of her philosophy.

I dunno.

Posted by: Tuning Spork, MD on Apr. 20, 2007