Memories and Nightmares: What is the future?
What is the future?
I had recently separated from my husband and had become involved with a very possessive lover who when I ended the relationship continued to interfere with my life causing issues which affected me and by default my son (aged ten) very badly, to the point at which we were in severe financial straits.
I dreamed that my son was a baby again just beginning to crawl and he was playing round the gaping mouth of a vast fireplace which contained no fire only a sharp ugly grate covered in ash. As I watched the shadow of the ex-lover appeared in the fireplace and began slowly and gently to cascade soot over my child. My son's face became blackened and I sensed he was beginning to suffocate. The soot was so heavy on his eyes they began to close and I knew that if he couldn't open them again he would die. I knew that if I rubbed the soot away it would enter his eyes and damage them further and so I began frantically but gently to blow the soot away. The fear and distress I felt was overpowering and when I recall the dream I experience a sensation of grey shadowy bleakness which drains me...