Saturday, 24 June 2017

Dream 838

'Special Guest, Paddy McGuinness'
Date: 15 June 2017
Time: Time Unknown
Type of dream: Normal dream
Dream recall: Normal recall 

Scene 1: A Domestic Interior - Time Unknown
I was with a female dream character - who was known to me in the dream, but who I cannot recall in real life. I was telling this dream character that Paddy McGuinness (UK celebrity) would be making a special appearance in the children's section of a library. I was telling the dream character friend that they must remain calm and not be overwhelmed by meeting McGuinness. I had a secret that McGuinness was really an impersonator - a lookalike I had hired to stand in for him. 

Scene 2: A Children's Library - Time Unknown
I sent the friend off to meet McGuinness, but then found myself entering the children's library with the friend. I was confused as I assumed they had left before me, and I recall thinking that I hoped they would make a good impression on the McGuinness impersonator and did not realise it wasn't the real celebrity. I was wearing a lanyard around my neck (I actually keep my house keys attached to a lanyard in real life, so this is something that I often have on me). We turned a corner and saw McGuinness sitting at a table, alone. He was also wearing a lanyard around his neck. I then realised that this was the actual Paddy McGuinness, not an impersonator. We sat down to talk to him. He was showing us children's crayon drawings - one was of Easter Eggs, and underneath the image of colourful easter eggs, it was labelled, in children's writing with the caption: 'Osta Eggs' which I read as 'Easter Eggs'. The other drawings were of crude children's representations of men and women in sex positioned - pornographic, but not explicit. McGuinness was not holding the drawings - they appeared (on 4A paper, landscape orientation) in the air in front of my face.  

I found McGuinness to be friendly, but I cannot remember the specifics of the conversation that we had with him, other than it seemed to last for a while and I wondered how he was able to dedicate so much time to meeting us, as he was a celebrity.

I cannot recall what else happened in this dream.

Extra Information: 
None of note

Recurrent Dream Themes: 

  • None of note

Dreamsigns: 

  • Paddy McGuinness was making an appearance - but it was a lookalike/impersonator, arranged by me
  • My friend left before me to meet Paddy McGuinness at the library, but we arrived together
  • I saw the word 'Osta' but was able to read it as 'Easter' and in the dream, did not notice that it was misspelled
  • The drawings appeared in the air in front of my face

Day Residue: 
  • I had been talking with DL about when I was an undergraduate at the University of York, working as a part-time cleaner for the local council. One of my jobs involved cleaning the children's library, which I enjoyed. I quit the job because I didn't want to pick up used syringes from the public toilets, which led to a dispute with my supervisor, who argued that protective gloves were sufficient to prevent communicable diseases (1 day)
  • I had been watching the scene in the library in the TV mini-series of Stephen King's IT (1990)
  • I was listening to The Ricky Gervais Show on XFM (Youtube video recording) in which he mentions Bono from U2 (DL also separately mentioned Bono in a contemporaneous discussion). This brought to mind a scene from I'm Alan Partridge (S02E05 - 'I Know What Alan Did Last Summer) in which he gets someone to impersonate Bono as he has lied to his Ukrainian girlfriend, Sonia about being friends with Bono - Paddy McGuinness is of Irish heritage, like Bono
  • I may have subconsciously been aware of the recent death of Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness (1950 - 2017) who died in March - Irish politics has been in the media recently as a result of the smear campaign to discredit  Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (as an IRA-sympathiser) during the run-up to the 2017 General Election which resulted in the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) negotiating with the Conservative party regarding formation of a minority coalition government

Waking Reactions: 
This was an interesting dream to analyse as the Day Residue which may have been involved, was interwoven in very interesting and complex ways, although of course, this is merely assumption on my part. The word 'Osta' or 'Oster' did not yield any clues as to why this word appeared in the dream (other than the fact that words appear differently in dreams) - a search on Wikipedia revealed the following results,none of which ring any bells for me.

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