The dream basically ends there. That is about when I woke up. I could not tell if I was just going to leave without getting anything, or if that point I was just going to pick something, anything, just to get going. I posted it here because it seems like a fairly clear LII - seeking - ESE sort of dream.At a place where I am responsible for many things, (I will refer to it as "the place"), it was time for getting food or something. We were working for a long time, and it was time to get some food quickly. We did not have to be too quick, but I did not want to leave the place for too long, because someone stayed behind that I was not completely comfortable with -- being all alone in the place by himself. Ultimately it was my decision. He already ate, so he stayed behind to work on things. I allowed for this, and I went out to hurry up and get something to eat.
So I step outside, and most of the people on the team/my team were going in one direction. We were in a city, so we were walking to get food. Most people went north, but someone else was left there, so I saw him, and we went south. This person was just some other regular. Seemed like a decent individual. So as we start going, we realize it is incredibly foggy. Cannot see across the street, can barely see what is on our side of the road.
So we are trying to figure out what places are close by, but neither one of us knows the area well. So we are somewhat struggling, and I am thinking about how I need to be swift, as I do not want to linger around - both to get back to work, and to make sure that the person who is there alone does not do anything foolish or destructive. We walk for a time and find nothing, and the fog is getting worse. Eventually we decide to go to the closest and fastest place we see, which happens to be a KFC. But still, we realize if is a fair distance away.
The next thing I know someone we know from our team pulls up in a car, in the middle of the foggy road. He invites us in. Inside is a close friend. So there are 4 people in the car - the driver, my close friend, the guy I started walking with, and myself. The driver is kind of unusual... and he is a horrible driver as well. How he stopped to pick us up, the car was such that it was facing the wrong direction (north), so he had to turn around to go to KFC (south). But he went so far north to turn around, it seemed extremely unnecessary, and his driving skills were questionable. He drove fast, and made some turns and cuts that were way too risky.
So eventually we get to KFC. I look at the menu. Everyone orders, I think, though I only remember my close friend ordering. On the menu that "this KFC" had, there were 8 options.
- regular 8 piece deal
Romano red pizza
Monoco white pizza
Big 5 piece deal
I do not remember the other items, but I recall that I classified them as "something I would not get". Nevertheless - and this is the real part of the 'nightmare', I could not decide what I should get. It was extreme logic -- there was no "taste" or "hunger" involved. It was all mental. I was trying to think of every logical means to determine what I should eat --- what did I eat recently? What would be most appealing? What would be healthiest (I wanted to see if they did not have anything deep fried, and even though it was KFC and "this KFC" had pizza for some reason, all their chicken was fried). It got so bad, , that I asked my close friend what he got. And I was not satisfied with the answer (big 5), I wanted to see it. So I get his bag (to go), and open it up on the coutner. Inside I find a sort of layered package. A box, and there are different layers with each one covered by a thin piece of cardboard. So I open it up, and behind the first layer is a black square wallet in the middle, thin. I am like, what the hell is this? I check the other layers, or at least the first 3 out of about 5 or 6, and they all have wallets. I ask my friend why these are here? He gives me a look that makes me feel like he is somewhat nervous and not telling me something, so I am really wondering what is going on --- what is he doing to get all these wallets? I peaked inside one as discreetly as possible, and there was cash, a decent amount in the first one. It was like I uncovered something I was not supposed to see. I finally realized this is something I am going to have to deal with later, talk to him about it, etc.
But I still need to order my damn meal. And it is already taking way too long in my mind, the whole process in general. And now, I cannot decide what to eat, at all. People were suggesting things, but I did not want to make the wrong decision, so I took my time.
The cause was, simplistically, the blog I am working on - I am trying to figure out where everything should go, setting it up, and I wanted to do it all in one night.... but it is so late and I am so drained as it is, that I end up having to sleep before I finish. That happened last night. And, I was waiting for someone to call me as well, so all these things at once - it basically parallels the dream experience.
So... that was the "nightmare". It was not scary, just sort of unpleasant. I do not dream usually, and they are rarely emotional in terms of feeling good or bad about them.
Here is the "good dream"....
Hitomi, from the DOA series
Hitomi is a martial artist through and through. Her victories have come as a result of a grueling training regimen as well as a complete commitment to her studies and her art. Not only has Hitomi practiced her techniques, she has studied them, coming to understand the deeper principles behind karate as well as the art itself.
Hitomi is very much an honorable competitor and follows the traditions of her art to the letter. She always fights fairly in a match, for to do otherwise would bring shame to her name, her martial art, and her father's dojo. Hitomi is also fair in her dealings with others, treating everybody equally and with the respect that they deserve. She will not underestimate a foe by acting in a brash or overconfident manner. At all times, she will fight to the best of her ability, as she wishes to test her strength and training to the fullest.