Dream of feeding cake to a young man in a room with five small beds and one large bed. Told at a conference at the CG Jung Institute, Zurich, held to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Institute's founding, 30th June 2023.
A woman's dream: I am in a large bedroom, which looks like an open plan apartment, with my large untidy bed and five smaller beds. There are five young men in the room, all wearing trousers but no shirts; smooth-chested and with bare, white torsos, like Greek statues. I am sitting next to one of them. I can feel our legs touching. I feed him a piece of carrot cake with a shiny chocolate topping, telling him to 'pay attention' to the topping, and to eat it while it is still warm. I think his lips look like the lips of a man I know and I have to check who this boy really is. Another young man arrives and tells me he is at medical school. He seems to be much more mature than the other boys. He stands up and says that he will go grocery shopping for me. I look at my bed and think I should tidy it up, so I go and do it.
Julia chose pages so that there was one large paragraph on the left-hand side, for the large bedroom scene, and a small paragraph on the bottom of the right-hand side, for the lips. She highlighted the words 'Eighteen years was the age', and 'the young man' and 'a young fellow', and 'youthfully', in reference to the young men.
(Details of the anniversary conference are here.)
Dr Julia Lockheart