Dream of ghostly children and tidying a chaotic house, told at the Surrealisms 2022 online conference, 19th November 2022.
I am tidying a chaotic house that has been left very messy by the previous owners. They have also left children's toys, which I put in a rucksack. I have two children in the dream. Inside the house is brown and is uncomfortable. My two dogs kill a young chicken in the back yard of the house, the neighbours are unhappy that the dogs are in the yard. Ghostly children arrive at the house and I offer bedrooms for them, but they do not want to stay in the rooms as they may be haunted. At the front of the house is a canal, with a boat on it. I go for a walk but the town is manky and there are dangerous people around. I go back to the house and sterilise it, although neighbours have access to it I have managed to make it a nice place. I go onto the roof and see a dead black bird. I also see in the distance from a window a castle on snowy mountains, floating on wintery clouds. With the tidying I have created order out of chaos.
Dr Julia Lockheart