Well anyway, last night I had the first dream that I have ever had that woke me up and had me shaken.
I ran after a young girl dressed in a simple white dress out into the ocean. There were cliffs on each side of the beach and low waves and a thick fog. She walked slowly out into the water and threw like a small blue parachute into the air that had a rope tied around her shoulders. The parachute fell onto the surface of the water half open and was being blown by a steady breeze. The girl slowly laid down in the surf and the parachute started to pull her away. I looked and there were dozen of these parachutes out in the surf off into the horizon into the fog.
I ran out and picked up the girl and cut the rope. As I was walking in to the beach carrying her, another girl came floating past with a green parachute. I cut her rope and picked her up in the other hand. I struggled to carry them both in to the beach as they just laid limp in my arms looking up at me.
I asked them how old they were and one said 12 and the other 13. As I got to the beach there was a group of people lounging around in chairs with their backs to the ocean. Right behind them were all the parachutes half opened on the surface of the waves being drawn out to sea.
I brought the girls up and laid them on the ground. One of the women in the chairs said in a very pious way, "oh, be quiet everyone, he's going to pray for them". I just looked at her, and in the dream thought, they don't need praying for, they need rescuing. The group just bunched up close together and watched me from a short distance without offering assistance.
I asked the girls if they could go back. I am not sure what I meant by go back but they both said no and so I said you are going with me. Then, to my astonishment, the pious lady looked at a man in the group and said, "Bob go get her things, she's going with him". My heart sank. They knew them. They knew the girls and had done nothing.
Finally, I was kneeling beside the one girl holding her head in my arms and she looks up at me very innocently and says
"I am sorry."Then I just woke up startled and emotional. I wasn't even sure I knew what pariah meant. I knew I had heard it but it definitely is not in my active vocabulary. So I googled it and this is the definition:
I asked her why she was sorry.
She said "I didn't want to do it"
So I asked her why she was going out to sea.
She said flatly "I am pariah."
"one that is despised or rejected : outcast"- Meriam WebsterI am not one to be a dream interpreter and read a bunch of stuff into a dream but this really shook me up. Things were so vivid and the girls seemed almost despondent and hopeless.
I have a pretty good idea of what I think each part means but any comments would be interesting.