“Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever. It’s like the tide going out, revealing whatever’s been thrown away and sunk: broken bottles, old gloves, rusting pop cans, nibbled fishbodies, bones. This is the kind of thing you see if you sit in the darkness with open eyes, not knowing the future. The ruin you’ve made.” ~ Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye

I’ve been dreaming about sight lately.  I know that most of you do not believe that dreams mean anything, but there still must be some reason as to why there is a central theme to my dreams as of late.

The other night, I dreamt that I borrowed GP’s car.  I was driving his car at night, and the roads were only dimly lit by the street lights.  I was driving on a curvy and winding road.  I had driven all night, and somehow made it my to destination by the morning.  As I pulled his car into the driveway, an unknown man yells from his car, “Hey, your lights are off.  You’ve been driving all night with no lights on.”

GP was there to greet my arrival.  He promptly reprimanded me for driving his car with limited visibility.


The following night I dreamt that I had taken out my contacts to clean them. When I put them back in, my left eye started to hurt, so I took it back out.  I look at my left contact, and it is clearly ripped.  I debate whether I should put it back in because I am nearly blind without contacts or if I should instead just take out both contacts and walk around blindly.  Wearing eyeglasses were not an option in my dream.  I finally opted to take out both contacts and walk around blindly.


In both dreams, the theme is that I have limited visibility.  Although I am not a firm believer that dreams foretell the future or give us any real insight to our subconscious mind, I do believe that dreams may mirror some of the fears and worries that we carry in our minds during our waking moments. Apparently, I seem to fear that I am going through life blindly but am willing to endure pain just so I can get to my final destination, wherever that may be.

3 thoughts on “Vision

  1. Hi Nova, I think dreaming does have a purpose but we simply don’t knows what it is. It’s certainly for me not confined to space or time since it oft involves my late parents or even places in medieval cobbled streets in Europe with clear visions of folk I have never met. On other occasions I have awoken in the morning to a solution to a unresolved problem taken with me to bed. What does your recurring dream mean? No one can say except maybe you are the best person to hazard a guess as you have. But I find it best not to get too hung up on them as for instance the other night I dreamt I was falling to my death and couldn’t do anything about it , so I decided all I could do is wait and pray death would be instantaneous. Unremarkably I woke up feeling very relieved. The dream doesn’t reflect me being anxious about anything in particular as far as I know. Sometimes I even dream I am having dream where I discuss what the dream might mean and end up waking up realising both were dreams. The dreamtime is indeed a mysterious realm. Best wishes

  2. I believe the opposite – I absolutely believe dreams have meaning and are a window into the psyche. Your dreams must have a meaningful but sadly I have no idea what!Oh, and I adored Cat's Eye. I read it many times in my 20s.

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