The Crone and Rollercoaster


I am with a group of close friends seated in a rollercoaster. It's dark and I am afraid but look back and notice the track looks quite smooth and not too high.

I close my eyes in anticipation, gripping onto my friend's hand as the ride begins. My eyes are sealed shut and I manage to grapple through the ride holding on tightly and trying not to experience too many overwhelming sensations.

When I open my eyes, I notice the controller is an old crone who has ensured the ride was a smooth one, handling the corners and edges. I am grateful to her.

As we walk away, a friend insists on riding the rollercoaster again and we walk back with her though I have no intention of experiencing the ride again.

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Dream notes and associations

I have experienced many rollercoasters at theme parks etc and have no desire to get back on one!

The dream rollercoaster experience feels very much like the reality of my real life experience with rides complete with all the fear and sensations.

Obliging to my friend at the end of the dream reminded me of often having to oblige to my toddler's requests before the begging and whinging escalates.

My feelings throughout the dream and on awakening

Fear and anticipation. Gripping sensations throughout the ride. Grateful we survived and for the old crone who ensured a safe ride. Taken aback and curious by the old crone. A resignation at obliging my friend to go back.


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2 years ago

If you have experienced many rollercoaster rides before and now have no desire to get back on one; so what changed?