“Nothing Matters”-The Voice of the Dream

Ah, the small things … This week we’re looking at all the little things . In dreams that means not discounting the snippets and fragments. Sometimes big wisdom comes in little packages!

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One night, during a recent visit with my mother, who is suffering from age-related memory loss, I went to sleep feeling sad, small, angry and frightened over what is happening to her. This is the woman I have known all my life as a smart, cultured, loving and generous being. And now she has trouble remembering the names of her closest friends, how to calculate a tip, and what errand she left the apartment to run.

That night I dreamed that I was telling a friend that “Nothing matters.” There wasn’t much more to the dream than that.

I woke feeling oddly reassured, but also confused. Could the dream’s message be true? “Nothing matters,” sounded nihilistic and hopeless in the light of day.

I brought the dream snippet to Justina Lasley of the Institute for Dream Studies. “It’s just a little dream,” I explained, almost apologetically, before we began…

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3 responses to ““Nothing Matters”-The Voice of the Dream

  1. Bev

    A good reminder that small things can be immensely important!

  2. My father is starting down this path! It is sad !

    • Dear Kelleyn,
      I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. But take heart … this path is full of unexpected swells of love and connection. I send you blessings as you proceed ❤

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