Trapped in Uzbekistan (dream discussion)
July 23, 2012 3:57pm CST
Last night I dreamed that I was going on a treasure hunt and I had to travel around the world. I had to follow a blue thread and sometimes it was very complicated to find out where I had to go next. Most of the dream was nice and I enjoyed visiting many different countries. When I got to Uzbekistan the dream suddenly turned into a nightmare, because I was walking around in a huge underground tunnel and I suddenly lost sight of the blue thread. I had no map and I didn't know how to find the blue thread again or how to get way from the tunnel. I panicked because I didn't know where to go and it felt like I was just walking around in circles. Did you ever dream about a trip to another country? What happened in your dream? Was it a happy dream or a nightmare?
• United States
24 Jul 12
Your dream sort of reminds me of the story of Theseus and the minotaur because of the thread that you had to follow. Theseus had to follow a thread to get through the maze of the minotaur. Anyway, I've had dreams about traveling to all kinds of places. Most of the time I think of them as good dreams. Even when I'm going to scary places. Like I had a dream once that I was traveling to war-torn Iraq, but it wound up a hilarious dream because my Spanish teacher went to fight and my principle turned into a terrorist and I got to kick his butt. I think usually when I'm dreaming about going somewhere, the place I'm going doesn't actually exist. Like distant planets, Narnia, and Middle Earth. Usually those are pleasant dreams, very adventurous!
26 Jul 12
I looked up Theseus and the minotaur when I had read your response. I think that I have read the story a long time ago, but I didn't remember the details. I think that there are some similaries between that story and my dream. Your dreams to places that don't exist sound fascinating. I imagine that it is feels like an adventure to explore those places. Most of my dreams take place in the area where I live, but I have had a few dreams about travelling and dreams where I was back in Italy or in Poland, and of course the strange dream where I ended up in Uzbekistan.
• United States
26 Jul 12
I'm a bit of a greek mythology geek, so I've read the story and different versions of it many times. Naturally when you said "followed a thread" I thought of the story. There's also a very fine thread in "The Princess and the Goblin" that Princess Irene has to follow to sort of fulfill her destiny. That reminded me of Theseus's story too. I have dreams that take place in the real places I've been often enough, but usually when I'm traveling somewhere it's to somewhere that I know doesn't really exist. Makes the dream much more interesting my opinion. I've never really had dreams about traveling to foreign countries except for the one that I mentioned.