This is ONE OF 2 responses to VC 31 John 16 ("Dream Monsters")...
I had a boss in '79 who took dream classes and kept a dream diary, at the time I did think he was odd, I think he was having a mid-life crisis. I do however, believe in dreams.
Rick had a dream early in our marriage, I can't remember the particulars but he believed the message was that if we had actually dated instead of written letters then we would not have gotten married. We reflect on this frequently and both believe this to be true.
Recently I had a very interesting dream. When I was 18 and going to jr college in CA I dated a guy in one of my classes. He was Catholic and I was a very good Mormon girl at the time and I did my best to convert him. We were together on and off for many years and basically called it quits because of the religious differences. It took me a very, very long time to get over him. I don't believe that my mother ever did get over him.
Just recently, say within the last month, I dreamed about him. I dreamed that he brought his wife to meet me at my growing up home and I got very angry but then the dream stopped and the scene changed to a park with both of our families. He and I walked off together, got caught up on news, returned to our respective families and drove off and I woke up.
Two things about this dream, it started negative, stopped and started over positive, and it completely ended, it finished. I've never had that happen. Also it was in color.
Sure, I'd be happy to talk more about dreams.