I dreamed one night that I saw a very beautiful bird in a cage. It was a very strange dream in a very strange place. I had no idea what it meant until my cousin called me to tell me that his niece was arrested for stabbing her mother’s boyfriend. Apparently the bastard was beating her mother. Was the dream just a dream or was it showing me what had happened to a distance relative? Did I see my cousin’s niece in prison before I knew it actually happened? Who knows. I certainly don’t.
Approximately thirty years ago, I was pregnant with my first child. Up to this point, the pregnancy had been normal. I had almost doubled in size by the end of my first trimester but my doctor didn’t seem concerned. My husband and I were very happy. We were young, newly married and had moved to Canada right after we were married. Life was good as we began to put down roots in a brand new country.
I had several dreams over the course of my pregnancy. Each time I was in a familiar location. My childhood home in Jamaica. In each dream, I would take my baby and hand him/her over to my grandfather (whom at the time of my pregnancy was dead) and I would then walk away. Never to return for the baby. I had the same dream in different locations over the course of several weeks. Although I thought it weird that I was dreaming in series, I thought nothing of it because at that time I believed dreams to be well, just that. Dreams. Continue reading “Dreams. Do they mean anything?”