As many of you know, Kate and Jim are real people who live down the road from us. Down the road about 3 or 4 hours.
SO I dreamt that their thing was to invite people over and encourage them to make art and make all kinds of creative projects. In my dream, I went over twice in one weekend because I, ahem, was trying to make a lifelike pear. And when it was done, I woke up. Thanks for a super good time Kate and Jim! They are great hosts.
SO, if you assume that dreams are useless space junk, or if on the other hand you think they are prophetic or tell us more about our inner thoughts, it may be more simple than that. Yesterday's NY Times had an article about dreams and meaning. They find that:
a) dreams usually mean what the dreamer wants them to mean and
b) their real meaning is a reflection of your emotional state---ie., you're upset so you have nightmares. Or in my case, you're an artsy flake and you dream flaky, artsy dreams.
(HUGE cookie jar by Gary Rith)