Ok so I had a dream that I purchased like 20 different snakes but I didn’t want to feed them mice so I gave them pasta and after a while they started speaking Italian and that scared me so I sold all of them. What does this mean?
One of the difficulties of leaving a relationship is not so much, at the end, leaving the person themselves — because, by that time, you’re ready to go; what’s difficult is leaving the dreams that you shared together. And you know that somehow — no matter who you meet in your life in the future, and no matter what species of happiness you would share with them — you will never, ever share those particular dreams again, with that particular tonality and coloration. And so there’s a lovely and powerful form of grief there that is the ultimate in giving away but making space for another form of re-imagination.