I’m back in school and realize that there is one class (usually Math) that I haven’t been attending all semester. I can’t even really remember when it is, or where. But I’m sure there’s a final coming up and I haven’t a clue what it’s about. I’m going to fail and not graduate! To make matters worse, I can’t find my locker or remember the combination. The more I try to work it out, the more frantic I become. The counselor! Maybe she can help tell me when and where my classes are, and how to find and open my locker. If only I could remember how to get to her office….
I graduated from high school 25 years ago, but when I am stressed or anxious, my unconscious takes me right back there in my dreams. That’s some powerful stuff, that is.
So I wonder what my kids, who’ve never set foot in a school or had finals or been subjected to the threat of not graduating, will dream about when they grow up and are anxious about something?