I had one of those frustrating "wanting badly to do something/get somewhere but never getting there because stupid things get in the way and hamper you" dreams.
In 99% of the cases, these dreams are about riding horses. I've had nightmares about frustratedly trying to ride a horse ever since I started taking riding lessons as a kid. In the dreams, something always gets in the way - either it's incredibly difficult to get my clothes on so I can finally go out to the horse, or some stupid people do something so I have to wait, or the horse turns into my pig Sergei (in one dream I still tried to ride him, and I somehow steered him by pulling his tail in different directions ...).
Well, last night was an exception, because this time I dreamed about my former home and place of study Moscow State University
I was one in a group of foreign students who were going to take a one-week course at MGU. Also in the group was a stupid girl from my elementary school, who I still remember as being really icky to touch - she was so small and soft that I kept being afraid that she would break if I touched her too hard (those were the times of stupid classroom games involving the command "everyone hug!" - otherwise I wouldn't know much about this girl's texture, because I thought it was scary to touch other people).
So, anyway, at first we had to go to the international office to get our paperwork done. When everyone was ready, we could go to the dorm rooms that had been appointed to us. I was going to be in the same corpus and floor as last time, and it really excited me to soon be able to see if everything still was the same. I wanted to run there as quickly as possible! But then, this girl from my elementary school somehow glued herself to me, and I had to keep company with her. She had never even been in Russia before, so I felt obliged to at least show her the way to her dorm.
Now, in real life, the building where the international office is located is just on the other side of the street from the main building, where the dorms are. But in this dream, it appeared to be a little further away. We trudged along, and this girl was walking incredibly slow. There was a lot of people on the streets, and that made our progress towards MGU even slower. The girl was carrying a lot of luggage, and suddenly a group of boys stole a bag from her. I rushed to take it back, but when I returned, they were at it again, and had just knocked her over and had taken her shoes. I ran after them again, but was only able to take back one of her shoes, while the other shoe I was able to grab was someone else’s shoe.
I gave the two shoes to the girl, but the other shoe didn’t fit her very well, so she was walking even more slowly. I tried to stay as close to her as possible to protect her from the hooligans, while I at the same time wished I could just leave her behind and run towards the spires of MGU that were beckoning me above the other buildings ahead …
But I woke up before I got even close.
Posted at 4:00 pm by turukhtan