20110929

twinge

There's still a few holes that let in a little rain.

I woke up this morning from an unpleasant dream with a twinge in my neck, and somehow these things are related. Every time I moved my neck wrong today, there was the pain, of course, but I am good at pain. What I'm not good at are the strange memories that came with it. Every time my neck hurt, the dream came back.

I dreamed of the last secret I allow myself to keep. At points in the dream I found myself noticing, as I often do, my tendency to smile at my own private thoughts, and to laugh when I'm depressed or worried or upset--and people assume that I'm happy when I'm terrified. At no point in the dream did I hurt my neck. But the day wore on and the two things kept linking themselves, like my body wanted to remind me--or rather, to keep me from forgetting. I don't know why it wants me to remember. Perhaps part of me is tied up in this dream, in the only secret I still keep, and if I let it fade I'm letting part of myself fade, too. Secrets are important, as I was reminded not long ago.

Regardless of why, the twinge lingers on, no matter how I stretch and massage it out. I'm afraid to go to sleep, because dreams wait for me there, and I don't think my mind is going to let me off that easy.

4 comments:

alonzomercy said...

I read all your posts and if i may ask. What was the dream about? Or do you follow more formatively to the conception that dreams should be kept private.

Rob said...

it was about a wedding, if I recall.

alonzomercy said...

cool

somewhat-else said...

From the stuff I've been learning in pranic healing, it's harmful to suppress or deny yourself your feelings. It may come out as a sickness in your body later on. If it's your neck hurting, maybe it's something related to you not speaking out.