Part 2 of 3: Clouds & Dreams

I live in a valley that runs north to south. Lakes lie along the bottom of the valley like children holding hands on May Day linking different lakes north to south.

Valleys like mine are prone to wind streams that go either north or south. It all seems to depend on which way I am riding my bike. If I am riding north then the wind will come from the north, and vice versa – somehow it seems like that sometimes. ♥

The clouds are pushed along by the wind and as they travel they change, connect and disconnect, changing every few minutes.

Dreams are like that to me.

Like clouds they move around my conscious when I sleep occasionally morphing into something meaningful, often not. Sometimes playful, sometimes serious the thoughts that come into our minds when our heads are often meant to recognize too deeply.

Sometimes people dream a lengthy scene that makes sense but last night I had three small snippets that grabbed my attention that I felt were dreams I could hold on to and interpret, as inspiration possibly for three posts and hopefully responses from my readers.

Dream 2

Description: This dream seemed to last just seconds. The scene was of groups of two playing overhand catch with a white ball. The groups were all spread out, maybe 20 or so groups of two.

The two closest to me though were only three feet apart while the others were all much further apart. I could see that the two closest to me were having a hard time playing catch because they were so close together.

Since they stood so close together it was impossible for the person catching to respond quickly enough to catch the ball. In fact it seemed dangerous to be standing so close to the person throwing and they were not enjoying themselves.

Interpretation: I hope readers will add their thoughts on the interpretation.

Playing catch with my Dad growing up, and as adult with my son has always been a meaningful activity. When playing catch with a ball, frisbee type ring, or a football, the moments are relaxing and the activity is rewarding.

When you throw you are focused on the person you are throwing to and they are watching so they can follow the arc and catch the ball.

Playing catch is not a block to talking, laughing or the sharing of thoughts. When I am playing catch there is usually joking and laughing going on.

But for the persons standing so close together, the space was awkward, unsafe and tense.

I think I was thinking yesterday about people not always surrounding themselves with people who think identically culturally or about issues.

Standing in the same bubble as someone else is a preventative to the space needed to catch and evaluate the throw of the ball or the value of an opinion.

When we stand too close we have choice but to react. We need to be in a different space in order to respond in a way that is safe and interactive.

I think the dream is about making space to avoid reacting to events and instead allow a thoughtful response.


Thanks for visiting again, this post will definitely go in my category called “Thinking Out Loud”. I hope you have a great day. – David

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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11 Responses to Part 2 of 3: Clouds & Dreams

  1. “I think the dream is about making space to avoid reacting to events and instead allow a thoughtful response.” I agree that this is an important thing to do. Unfortunately, when you are being bombarded from every direction, it becomes impossible to find a safe place to step back without stepping closer to something else. We all have that “straw that breaks the camel’s back” and sometimes, it’s necessary to our own psyche to have a more instantaneous reaction to something in order to remove some of the weight from the camel’s (our own) back.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      You have be reading and re-reading your comment. It’s true, we need our “space” so we aren’t closed in. I think reactions can be more out of desperation when feeling claustrophobia-like anxiety.


  2. pamkirst2014 says:

    That lack of space made me think of the close quarters the pandemic has mandated…even beloved people find being so tightly closed up a little less than optimal!


  3. You have beautifully correlated the material world and the quantum physics. Great!🙂👍

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  4. Hi David,
    I like your interpretation, and also that of the readers here. I am sure the pandemic is underlying some of our thoughts and dreams.
    Blessings! ❤


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Dreams are funny things, and if I don’t think about them right away, I forget them. It could be just what we think about before we sleep or when we wake up in the night I suppose.♥


  5. You could be right, Dave. The thing is, with so much discussion and caution around social distancing, it’s not surprising that people will have dreams involving personal space and safety issues, and trying to have fun.

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