Dream Date: Early Thurday Morning, May 27, 2010
Characters: The Ood from Dr. Who, handful of people my age, a few from my class, and my BIL.
Dinner: Salad, with chicken and sauteed vegetables on top
Influences that might have crept in: Saw a Dr. Who commercial for the new Dr…but I didn’t see the Ood!
Dream: The dream takes place in a large gym-like room, where a stage had been set up along 1 side, and chairs set out infront of it. Behind the chairs were 3-4 rows of small tables (enough to hold 2 people 1 side) side by side with breaks every other, for aisles so that people could get to their chairs. There was a lot of seniors (17-18 year olds) waiting around, some sitting, while some stood. There was a group around me, all talking some what nervously.
While standing in that group, I seemed to do a mini flash back showing how I got there. It seems I was a senior at a high school, and it was graduation day. A few of us where in the top 1-10% in the nation, and therefore we were summoned to go infront of the Ood (see Ood for more – their picture is at right) (however I didn’t call them Ood, I called them Illiams, which probably comes from the D&D Illithids, see wiki). Anyways, It seems that if you were in the top 10% in the nation, you were required to see the Illiams, and you were required to answer their questions. The whole process was very hush hush, so rumors abounded, including one that if you were VERY brilliant you would be taken away and made into a Illiam. In this flash back, I don’t remember my meeting in so much details, but I do know that you were taken into large room, and the Illiams were seated in a semi circle around a lone chair. The student would sit in the chair and the Illiam would being to ask questions. The questions varied per student, but they weren’t to personal or to outrageous. At then end of the session, which normally lasted 30-60 minutes, the student would be given a piece of paper and allowed to go.
From the feelings I remember, the Illiams were gifted with foresight and were very into education…so they used their gifts to help those who have earned it, the top 10%. At the meetings they would ask the questions to help get a better sense of the student, and where their loves/talents lay. The Illiams would look at the students loves/talents and their future, and would get a sense as to where this student would best be suited in the work field. They would take in all considerations, from personal happiness, wealth, healthy and more. At the end of the meeting, the Illiams would hand the student a piece of paper that would give the student a direction on where to being in college. Ie – for somebody who was really good with numbers, and love trains, the paper might suggest an engineering degree, while they student might have been thinking about a law degree. They would not tell the student exactly what to study, but they would direct the student towards a direction, and then allow that student to find his/her own path. However, if they saw that a student would be highly successful in a certain area, but not happy, then they would give the student 2 papers, and allow that student to make his or her own decisions. They would also give out one that stated “You don’t want to stay at home, do you?” which means that student was to be a jack of all trades – that there wasn’t 1 particular path they needed to follow to be Very successful…they would be great a lot of jobs, but never very successful at any, and they would be happy no matter what.
Back to the dream. I was surrounded by a few friends, and one was very frustrated. It seems he was one of the very rare students who happened to get 2 papers: 1 for engineering and 1 for jack of all trades, and he just didn’t know what he wanted to do. I remember looking down at mine, and seeing the “You don’t want to stay at home, do you?”, and feeling a bit odd about it. I guess I was hoping for more direction, but since waking it seems that I am more of a jack of all trades, and really have never mastered any of them.
We talked for a few minutes, and then went to sit down. the top 10% were at the back of the room, at the tables. I remember seeing my name on the table, and I laid my piece of paper down, but instead of sitting, I walked over a few more tables, and down closer to the stage where the rows of chairs were, and sat there. I guess I was waiting for a friend, not sure, but I didn’t get up and didn’t return to my spot at the table. I do remember seeing up on the stage (which was very high) a few of my classmates, including Michelle…and my BIL was up there as well. The group was trying to post something on the wall, and both of them were trying to help each other post it.
And that is it. Right after they got the piece of paper on the wall, a cat jumped on the bed and woke me. So I am not sure what happened next, wish I did! Oh, and for that rumor about being to brilliant and the Illiams would get you – well, that sort of was true. It seems that if a student happened to be a rare combination of brilliant, empathetic, and instinctive, then they would offer the student a position with them, to help diagnose future students. You weren’t turned into a Illiam, just got to help them out. And it was an offer, so a student could refuse.
So any takes on how to translate this dream?