Sunday, February 16, 2014

Della's Dress

The Dream: I see an old dress belonging to my friend Della. It's gray, with bat wing sleeves and a pencil thin slim skirt. The only decoration is across the shoulders and front. The material is a heavy weight, good quality silk. It's a beautiful dress, but dated; it has a built-in bra that gives it a stiff shape in the breast area.

Interpretation: Here's something I find beautiful that's no longer relevant (in style), just like the traditional femininity of my youth. The dress' stiffness in the breast area suggests that the downside of this traditional way of being was its rigidity: its insistence on proper form was somewhat hard hearted. This way of being no longer works; women, and society, are more flexible now.

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