One of my favorite poems is by Langston Hughes and it’s called Dream Deferred. Have you heard of it? I’m not a poetry expert by any means but for some reason that poem has always stayed with me. I think my love for the poem happened while I was in high school. We read about Langston Hughes and that poem was really meaningful to me.
Here’s how the poem reads:
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore –
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
This poem is exactly what I think about when I’m contemplating starting something new. When I’m second guessing whether or not I should start a new project, this poem is what I think about. Dream Deferred is pretty much why I decided to go forward with my cocktail workshop. I kept thinking to myself, what’s going to happen if I don’t do it? Will it constantly nag me until I have it; will it become a burden and hang over my head everyday or will it simply go away?
Spoiler alert: it doesn’t go away. I did it and I have absolutely no regrets.
Whenever I wake up from an intense dream, I’m always so happy when I can remember it. Interpreting dreams is something I absolutely love and believe in; my dreams have been so spot on with situations happening in my life. Just last week, I had a dream about a watch. It was a beautiful watch that was gifted to me. The type of watch isn’t significant to the dream but I remember it vividly. It was a $9,000 Rolex watch; the person left the price tag on by accident.
Excited to find out what this dream meant, I researched the meaning the next afternoon. I actually laughed out loud at the meaning. Would you like to know what it means? Here we go:
According to Dream Moods, dreaming about a watch suggests you need to be more carefree and spontaneous. Your life is too structured. Or you are feeling limited and constrained. It goes on to say that alternatively, a watch in your dream could mean you have poor time management. You have lost track of what you have to do.
The timing of this dream is what was alarming to me. Last week I felt so overwhelmed and unorganized. I was feeling like I was drowning not necessarily in work but in time. It sort of felt like I had completely lost track of my schedule and nothing was getting accomplished; I was on a hamster wheel and I was going nowhere really fast.
The conclusion of interpreting dreams
On the flip side, I plan out my life a lot and I could see the need for more spontaneity. Last week the thought of being spontaneous felt so far away. I CAN’T BE SPONTANEOUS WHEN I HAVE SO MUCH STUFF TO DO. These are the thoughts that went through my mind last week.
At any rate, I say all of this to say that your dreams, if you don’t tend to them, will hang around until you act on it. And lastly, pay attention to your dreams. They tell a tale that sometimes we’re unable to realize when we’re in a daze and going through our daily lives.