Dream from Kate Dugan…
I have had this recurring dream for a couple of years. I have bought a house and after I have bought it I am surprised to find that there is a locked room in the house that I can’t get into. Eventually, I find out (from a neighbour or the previous owners) that there is a man who lives in the room and he works all night and sleeps all day. I am assured that he is very quiet and I will never see him and he won’t bother me. I am always upset that there is a man living in my house whom I never see and whom I know nothing about. I am very curious about this person but am also too scared to break into the room or force the lock open, and eventually just put up with the fact that he lives there.
The other night I had a dream where I was living in a house and “the room” was already there, only this time I decided that I wanted to go into the room and would force the lock. The door had two locks on it and in the first lock, a key magically appeared hanging from it, as if it had always been there. The other lock was open. I pushed open the door and the room was rather large and almost empty, except for double bunk bed, a toilet in the middle of the room and a sink at the wall. At first it seemed that there was no window in the room, just a skylight. The bunk bed had no sheets or linen but there was a small great white shark lying across the bed which gave me a start until I saw that it was a stuffed toy. I turned around and then noticed that there was a window with some white curtains and out the window were some woodlands. I feel happy that the room is now open and I can do something with it.
I think the house may represent my sense of security.
The man in the house may represent my fear of the unknown, or a fear of looking closely at things from my past.
The great white shark has been an object of fear for me since childhood.
The bunk beds indicate childhood siblings – I had an older brother who committed suicide 11 years ago.
I am a 40 year old professional lawyer, a single woman who has never been married and has no children. In my spare time I enjoy photography and writing fiction. I am quite introverted but can participate and be social and extroverted when it’s required. I used to be scared and insecure, but as I grow older I am finding confidence in myself to face up to the things that used to scare me. Born 12th October, 1970.