Verda La Rue
Strange Singing Lady
Updated: Feb 18, 2019
Published to Dream World on November 14, 2013
I dreamed that there was a strange woman at the front door. My boyfriend and I saw her approach from quite a ways away, through digital media and other means but we didn't know who she was exactly or what she wanted. My boyfriend had all these brilliant gadgets he had made to protect us and keep her at bay or at least decipher who or what it was. Finally she emerged into the front door, without knocking ... a young woman about 30, carrying a small black child about 4 years old. I looked at my two dogs wondering why they didn't bark or raise any concern, and they acted like things were OK, nothing unusual, etc. Pretty soon I asked my boyfriend... "Don't we know her from before... didn't we have some interaction with her when she was pregnant?" But no answers came from him... he and I both just wistfully accepted that owing to unconditional love and what not, there she was... and there she was to stay... in our house!
At one point she was laying on the sofa singing really loudly... almost the song of an insane woman... the way she sang... but the song itself was about birds and trees and nature and such... and I thought... "God... didn't anyone ever tell her how loud she sings? Didn't anyone ever teach her not to be so intrusive as to live and sing so loud and crazy like she's the only one in the room, etc." Then, I had the realization that what if no one had ever hushed and shushed me... and taught me polite manners and taught me to tiptoe around the world like a guest, afraid of offending everyone with my naturalness... how loud and crazy could my song be?
Some time later I was in the bathroom, and I noticed there was a garden in the bathtub... rare little sprouts and strange unidentifiable fruits growing there... I then looked at the floor and saw that it wasn't the regular floor but rather was rows of dirt, like a garden for planting things.
The strange woman handed me a card she had made for me. It was a nice gesture and I felt that it was an appeal to my acceptance of her and my willingness to forgive whatever weird stuff had happened in our last meeting. She acted quite childlike giving it to me... with words and a voice barely discernible... some language I didn't quite understand ... but I understood the gesture. In a moment of complete phony acting, I graciously accepted the card from her, noting how beautiful the bow on the card was, and how honored I felt with her gift. Then I started looking closely at the card, and it had the most heart wrenching and beautiful lyrical verse I had ever read. After the card, there were small books of music with lyrics in them, by various songwriters, and they were all beautiful lyrics and poetry. I wondered at that point, who this crazy lady was, and why she had given me such a glorious gift. Then, I woke up!
Everyone, please feel free to analyze and feedback... Thank you.
Lily Lumiere This dream is so freaking incredible--and I feel it signals some major transformation for you. But right off the bat I think you might review and get in touch with what you were experiencing about 30 years ago, and also about 35 years ago (age of the woman and of her child/pregnancy) because an obvious theme here is suppression/repression and that safe, protected home (no anarchists here, thank you!) being breached by wild, true beingness. Definitely your boyfriend felt/feels the need to seriously protect against that anarchy, but you . . . are being drawn in to its fertility and beauty.
Juliana Mary Truesdell Wow....I like what Lily Lumiere has to say about the dream. For me: The young woman represents your Inner Artist...still young and free and yes loud at times. The unblocked Artist that is giving you a second chance to be the true Artist you have have always wanted to be. The young child is you also...perhaps the undeveloped Artist that is still innocent and yet wise, beyond his years.
Lare Plus what a wonderful crazy lady you are, Verde! Raise your voice and make green this world. . .create and make and share your excellence!
Nancy Gravely Great dream, Verda - many elements to work with. It occurred to me that this female visitor is a part of your shadow. What struck me was "Then, I had the realization that what if no one had ever hushed and shushed me... and taught me polite manners and taught me to tiptoe around the world like a guest, afraid of offending everyone with my naturalness... how loud and crazy could my song be?" And then you notice that part of her song/music wasn't really crazy at all - "Then I started looking closely at the card, and it had the most heart wrenching and beautiful lyrical verse I had ever read. After the card, there were small books of music with lyrics in them, by various songwriters, and they were all beautiful lyrics and poetry. I wondered at that point, who this crazy lady was, and why she had given me such a glorious gift." Lots to explore there.
Wendell Denney Eros at your door, your Animus wanted to be the main power around there but she found a way to get in and nourish you with her gifts. She brought along the "Divine Child," of the rich dark earth, the Animus is probably the father, as he usually is, and doesn't want to speak about it, but you were there also as the body awareness. She is Nature archetypally, and the animals know her well. Always remember that every archetype has a negative predator side. M.M. INTJ.