To see a bear in your dream, symbolizes independence, the cycle of life, death and renewal, and resurrection. You are undergoing a period of introspection and thinking. The dream may also be a pun on “bare”. Perhaps you need to bare your soul and let everything out into the open.
To see a spider in your dream, indicates that you are feeling like an outsider in some situation. Or perhaps you want to keep your distance and stay away from an alluring and tempting situation. The spider is also symbolic of feminine power or an overbearing mother figure in your life. Alternatively, a spider refers to a powerful force protecting you against your self-destructive behavior. If you kill a spider in your dream, then it symbolizes misfortune and bad luck.
To see a spider climbing up a wall in your dream, denotes that your desires will be soon be realized.
To dream that you are bitten by a spider, represents a conflict with your mother or some dominant female figure in your life. The dream may be a metaphor for a devouring mother or the feminine power to possess and entrap. Perhaps you are feeling trapped by some relationship. If you eat a spider or dream that a spider is in your mouth, symbolizes your control over a situation. You are not afraid to exert your dominance in a relationship.
To dream that you are camping, indicates a need for relaxation and a long-deserved break.You need to be more in touch with nature and go back to a more basic and simpler life. Alternatively, it refers to your social circle and support group. You are looking for a sense of belonging, but at the same time be self-sufficient and independent.
To dream that you are throwing away garbage, suggests that you are kicking your old negative habits and throwing away your bad characteristics and unwanted traits. Alternatively, garbage indicates that you are not taking responsibility for something.
To see a garbage can in your dream, symbolizes unwanted ideas, thoughts or memories. It is time to rid yourself of the baggage. Alternatively, the garbage can means that you are rejecting an idea or emotion.
I'm the exact same. I felt like I had to justify why I hadn't read TKAM: "We never read it in school... I don't know why", but it's true! I've now read it and I'm glad I did - very enjoyable.
Yeah, I’m really glad I’m reading it. I was expressing my concern about being caught reading it to my friend Bryan, and he thought I was being so crazy, but I, personally, am so judgemental about the things that people read/don’t read.
See, I feel like a big idiot because I’m reading To Kill a Mockingbird for the first time. I’m only a little more than halfway through because I’m slightly embarrassed to read it in public. I feel very behind in getting to this book, and while it’s an American classic, and it is appropriate for adults as well as high school kids, and I know no one is thinking less of me for reading a work of genius, the lit nerd in me is beating myself up because I wasn’t instructed to read it in school and I have never picked it up before. This is how I think. I am such a snob.
But now I understand the allusions to this novel that I hear in several classes several times a year, and in real life with my other lit snob friends. I’ll no longer have to admit that I’ve never read this book, which is, of course, worse than getting caught reading it currently! And I understand why everyone wants Atticus Finch as a father or a husband, and why every girl I know wanted to be Scout and beat up all of the boys.
"How soon country people forget. When they fall in love with a city it is forever, and it is like forever. As though there never was a time when they didn’t love it. The minute they arrive at the train station or get off the ferry and glimpse the wide streets and the wasteful lamps lighting them, they know they are born for it. There, in a city, they are not so much new as themselves: their stronger, riskier selves."
I just finished Joy Williams’ The Quick and the Dead. That shit didn’t make any goddamned sense. Almost surreal at times, which I can get down with if it’s Kafka, but this was no Kafka. I mean, I’m lucky that I read for sentences and not so much for stories, otherwise I would have never gotten through that. Although, I did enjoy the characters. They were almost too zany, but I’m into zany. Sherwin kind of reminded me of a darker version of my friend Eric, whom I never thought I would meet a double of, literary or otherwise. Whatevs.
The straightforward mermaid starts every sentence with “Look … ” This comes from being raised in a sea full of hooks. She wants to get points 1, 2, and 3 across, doesn’t want to disappear like a river into the ocean. When she’s feeling despairing, she goes to eddies at the mouth of the river and tries to comb the water apart with her fingers. The straightforward mermaid has already said to five sailors, “Look, I don’t think this is going to work,” before sinking like a sullen stone. She’s supposed to teach Rock Impersonation to the younger mermaids, but every beach field trip devolves into them trying to find shells to match their tail scales. They really love braiding. “Look,” says the straightforward mermaid. “Your high ponytails make you look like fountains, not rocks.” Sometimes she feels like a third gender—preferring primary colors to pastels, the radio to singing. At least she’s all mermaid: never gets tired of swimming, hates the thought of socks.