Dear The Amazing VanderHawk:
I have a dream that really bothers me, and I know there must be some hidden meaning in it. I hope you can help me. In my dream, I am in my office, hard at work, trying to beat a dead line. (You see, I am a newspaper reporter, and am constantly under pressure to meet deadlines). However, in my dream, as I am working, I suddenly begin hearing a high-pitched siren. I am the only one who hears this sound. My fellow co-workers are oblivious to it. But to me, the sound becomes louder and louder to where I can barely stand it. Then, in addition to the siren, I notice that my desk is suddenly covered with cockroaches!
They are very large and are actually eating the papers I am using. Again, no one in my office sees the cockroaches but me. The dream usually ends with me grabbing my papers when the roaches themselves start to scream like the sound of the siren. This is very disturbing to me and I hope you can shed some light on what all of this means. Thank you for your 'Amazing' help.
Signed, Sleepless in Saugus
This dream does not require a great deal of analysis. You say that in your dream, you are hard at work. Please! No one is ever hard at work in their dreams. Dreams are by nature an avenue for for escape. I've never heard anyone ever say that they are 'hard at work' in their dreams. Be honest with yourself and don't you dare lie to me!
Anyway, you then say you begin to hear a 'high-pitched siren' of some kind. In dream analysis, we know that 'high-pitched sirens' represent lying. For example, you are going to 'blow the whistle' on someone, because they've done something wrong. My guess that your wrongdoing has something to do with lying. Lying and probably cheating. I'm not exactly sure why I say this; it's just one of my Amazing gifts.
As the siren grows louder, you are actually hearing your own lies coming back to haunt you. "WHEEEEEEE", you hear the siren seem to say, "LIAR.....LIAR....LIAR....". Don't you see how obvious this is? And the fact that no one in your office can hear the siren just means that no one else in your office is as big of a liar as you are. These people are honest, hard-working people who are minding their own business. They have deadlines too, you know!
And the part about the cockroaches just means that your lies are dirty. Just like those dirty cockroaches. Yuck! You're a dirty, cheating liar! And when the cockroaches begin to scream like the siren, well that just means that you're probably going insane. According to the imminent dream psychologist, Dr. Sigmund Freud, insanity is always represented by noisy cockroaches.
My advice to you, my friend, is to quit your job, seek out a good psychiatrist, and stop being such a dirty, stinking liar!
Thanks for your letter.