Monday, 14 September 2015

Dream 498

'There's No Shoes For Sale!'
Dream date: 11 September 2015

Day 4 of 14-Day Dream Incubation Experiment - Kurt Cobain Dream
This is Day 4 of my 14-Day Dream Incubation Experiment. Click on the red link to access the article which explains the experiment and contains all relevant links.

I had no recalled dream on Day 3 of this experiment.

Scene 1: A Shop/Market Stall - Day
I was in some kind of shop or indoor market stall (like those in Camden Lock - see images below) looking at some shoes being sold. I wanted some red velvet Doc Marten Mary Janes (see image below) and was looking for them in the racks of shoes. I was with a male - someone I know from real-life, but I cannot recall who. He was helping me look. The shop/stall manager/owner came over and said that he had some better shoes on another rack and directed me over. He was a middle-aged white man with a normal face and thin grey hair. He was wearing a white butcher's apron over a maroon shirt. This rack of shoes were all 'alternative' and 'grungy' and was positioned by the side of a large glass display cabinet of other shoes. I saw the shoes I wanted - secondhand - and decided I wanted to buy them. The manager/owner held them up for me to inspect, and seemed keen to sell them to me. I told the manager/owner I would come back to buy them in a minute. 

I then wandered off and started talking to my cousin HM, who was looking at some racks of clothes on another stand in the same shop/stall. I noticed this part of the shop/stall was much darker than the part where the shoes were. The racks of clothing were low - below my waist as I had to bend to look at them - or mounted on the wall, very high up. There were other female dream characters browsing in the clothing section. It seemed the clothes were all vintage or second-hand. This would be typical of Camden Lock markets, which are famous for these types of clothing stalls. I hadn't realised she was also here with me until this moment in the dream. HM was looking at some camouflage-print clothing. I was looking at a baby blue 1960s housedress - a kinderwhore style one with a white Peter Pan collar (see image of Courtney Love, below, where she is wearing clothes related to this dream). My cousin then picked up a two-piece outfit of a cropped bra-let top and some hotpants, which were white with blue stripes and looked like a retro bathing suit. She went to try it on, and while she did, I looked at other grunge-style dresses on a tall rack. She came back - from a red curtained off area next to the rack I was looking at - and said the outfit didn't fit and was too big for her, so I said I would buy it instead and was pleased!

I went back to the manager/owner of the shop/stall and asked about the red velvet Doc Marten Mary Janes I had been looking at. He said that he never stocked any of them. I said: 'You just showed me them!' and he denied this and said he hadn't showed me any shoes. I said: 'You showed me the shoes!' but again, he said he had not shown me any shoes and he was not selling any of those description. He and I argued over this for a moment. I was frustrated, as he was basically implying that I was lying or had some kind of mental lapse. I went over to the rack of shoes I had been looking at and found the shoes I wanted - the red velvet Mary Janes. The manager/owner just sold me the items I wanted, without further question.

TIME: 02:00 - 07:50 hours (I do not know when this dream took place)

Dream Information:
  • HM's husband is a soldier in the Armed Forces

  • The behaviour of the shop/stall manager/owner was odd - a weak dreamsign

Recurrent Dream Themes:
  • My cousin HM - and discussion/themes of our comparative body-shape/type/size

Potential Day/Dream Residue:
  • I have a pair of the black and a pair of the white Doc Marten Mary Jane shoes (see images below) - which I associate with Courtney Love
  • On the day of this dream I was sitting on my front step thinking about finding some more Mary Jane style shoes for Autumn

Waking Thoughts & Emotions:
I didn't realise the significance of some of the dream themes in this dream until I came to analyse it for this post. When I then thought about it, it made me excited about my dream incubation experiment - see below!

I associate Mary Jane shoes with Courtney Love - and also the blue dress - in the image below, she is wearing both. At first I didn't have any particular mental connection between this dream and my dream incubation experiment, but then I looked further into the dream. I love the Mary Jane shoes and thought the dream reference was simply the emergence of day residue - see above), but then I thought closer about the association of these particular shoes and the Courtney Love idea came to mind. I first bought the black Mary Janes (from Camden Lock Market!) because I wanted some grunge shoes and something of a more 'girly' alternative to the Doc Marten or biker-style boots I also wear. Therefore, although it is quite subtle, clearly, the seed for my dream incubation experiment - a dream about Kurt Cobain has been planted and I continue to get indirect references to him in my dreams, albeit those expressing the way his wife has inspired me in some way connected to identity, style and fashion!

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