Wednesday, January 8, 2020

When is a snake not a snake?

I respect snakes but I don’t fear them. So it was surprising I dreamed last night I was attacked by huge rattlers.

I won’t get into the details of the dream. I think the important part was two people I was with were afraid to help, or just didn’t want to, but two strangers rushed in, yanked the anaconda-sized diamondbacks off me and dispatched them.

When I wake from dreams like this one, I try to figure how it might be related to my reality. What’s going on in my life, in my conscious mind? Do I feel like I’m in danger? Do I feel like the people I’d expect to help me won’t or can’t? Do I hope unknown people will come to my rescue? Mmmmmm… No. Not that I can see. Things are rather good right now.

So if the dream was just about the danger of snakes, I’ll be even more careful about where I walk.


  1. When I was about 7 years old I had a dream where I was swinging thru the jungle, Tarzan style, but fell and landed in a nest of snakes .. Woke up screaming. Meaning? Not afraid of them either but respect is important.

  2. Maybe they are having the rattlesnake roundup somewhere in Arizona, and the snakes in your dreams thought you were one of the kidnappers.

  3. I am much more afraid of people than snakes!

  4. I hate dreaming about snakes. But it happens from time to time. I don't recall ever having gotten bit by one in a dream so that at least is something. But did you really have to show a photo of one? Now I too might end up dreaming about them.