Probably not worth passing along – but at the time they seemed profound. Two dreams, with a similarly mechanical theme, but different emphases.
- There were machines that looked like parking meters, but seemed to function more like ATMs. They were owned by the government and were all in one area, perhaps in a park. I am not sure actually if people went there to get money, but I knew that they each had a significant amount of paper money in them. I learned that the government was going to outlaw them, or at least phase them out of existence. I also had figured out how to get into them and retrieve the money, which I decided to do in the dead of night, because – as I figured it – if they stopped using these machines, the money would just go to waste anyway. So, operating by myself, I broke into the machines and took piles of new bills, in large denominations, hiding them where I was sure no one would find them. But then I began to worry that I had perhaps committed a crime – that it didn’t matter that money would otherwise be wasted, so I decided, before it was discovered that the money was missing, that I should return the money to the machines. Which, the next night, I did. But then my worrying increased. What if someone had seen me? Either at the machines or at my hiding place. How did I know that no one knew that the funds were taken and returned? Weren’t my fingerprints all over the bills? And so forth. I knew that this would haunt me the rest of my life and, if it was discovered what I did, my life would be ruined, and the fact that I returned the money would be meaningless.
2. In the garage of the apartment building (or condo) where I lived (in fact I live in a house), they had put parking meters, and ones very expensive to use, at each parking space. It would now cost $12 per day to park in the garage that I already had a right to use and already paid the landlord (or the condo association) for, only this would go to the government. In my dream, I calculated that this would amount to over $4000 per year per space ($8000 for two spaces) – and I knew that most people in the building could not afford this. I thought that there would be widespread protests, that the government might fall, …… and then what?