A Dream

PHOTO PROMPT © Rowena Curtin

“Mommy, do grown-ups have dreams while they sleep?”

“Yes, Trina. Why do you ask?”

“It’s ’cause I had this dream last night. It woke me up.”

“What was it about?”

“I can’t ‘scribe it. So much light. Like a giant bulb, only it made my room all red.”

“Did it scare you, Trina?”

“N-n-no, not really. It was pretty, and warm, and it felt safe, not scary. Mommy, what made the light red?”

“What do you think, Honey”

“Dunno. It felt good, like a big red Valentine’s heart.”

“Then that’s what it was.”

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45 thoughts on “A Dream

  1. It was wonderful to read a positive, upbeat take on my photograph. The money raise by the charity shop goes towards funding religious education in our local schools and the shop is staffed by caring people supporting our local community and keeping an eye out for people. I have found many treasures in there over the years, including the volunteers.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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  2. In dream interp, the important thing is how it makes you feel. Dreams are all in symbols, icons, etc. I think this mommy helped the girl to a completely accurate interpretation of what the object was. I really like the way the mother and daughter are communicating in your story.

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  3. Sweet story, Linda. I enjoyed the dialogue between the mother and daughter. It reminded me of when my son used to tell me about his dreams. It’s a nice way to bond and I like how the mother asked the girl what she thought the dream was and then concurred.

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    1. Thank you so much. It’s too easy for us to just TELL our kids a thing is a certain way, and sometimes that’s what we SHOULD do. But this is not an issue of right and wrong. The child may see something Mom doesn’t 🙂

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