"What does it mean if you dream that you're eating glass?" I asked Himself after supper.
"Journal it," he said. "It would be unique to you. If you sit down and write it out, you might get clarity on it."
It's strange, really.
It's been a long day coming off a short night, and maybe the levels of fatigue combined with a physically stressful lactose test (a two hour ordeal which required fasting, involved four samples being drawn, and gave me wonky blood sugar until nearly noon) contributed to weird dream segments during my two hour nap later in the afternoon.
Whatever it's about, this space is, if not a place where I pour out the deepest, darkest secrets of my heart, at least a place I can use as a journal or think tank if need be.
So... what I remember about this dream was the eating of the glass. It seemed a fairly natural thing to be doing, but I can't remember the context/place/situation now. I just remember eating the glass. It crunched up nicely, and I remember that I realized I was eating the glass, and that I was dreaming, and that it was maybe a dangerous thing to do; it struck me that crushed glass in the victim's food was once the method in a murder mystery I read.
And as I was processing this in my sleep, I realized that it's not the first time I've dreamed of eating glass.
And so I wondered if it means something.
Maybe it has something to do with deciding to go gluten-free until my next doctor's appointment in July/August. Maybe that, combined with the lactose tolerance test and the possibility of having to give up coffee cream and cheese triggered the glass eating dream.
Maybe it does have something to do with giving up gluten. If I start to feel better in a week or two, I could conclude that gluten/bread is the glass: a natural, normal thing to eat that is actually dangerous for me to consume.
If a gluten-free diet makes no difference I'd have to come to another conclusion.
That kind of makes sense. The sheet of glass in my dream was a delightful, perfectly normal thing to eat, (as are Gluten and possibly lactose foods) that didn't hurt my mouth or throat as I ate it (so, not allergies that show up on the outside as rashes or hives) but was dangerous when ingested (like an intolerance could be).
Makes sense to me.
Time for a cup of Splenda sweetened tea without milk...
Feel free to jump in on this one.