Phone Dreams Change with the Times

When I was a child, I used to have dreams about not being able to dial the phone, or consistently getting a wrong number when I tried to call someone.

Rotary Dial PhoneThe dreams were frustrating and upsetting, always invoking anxiety and stress. Of course, it doesn’t take a rocket-scientist to interpret them…

Dreaming of being unable to dial a phone number can hint that this area of incompletion may be related to not being heard out or not being able to verbalize completely what you need to happen… (

To dream that you dial the wrong number means that you are experiencing difficulties in relating to others. You have trouble expressing yourself and over-think things.

Now, the funny part about last night’s dream is that my dream imagery has changed with the times. Instead of dreaming of the old rotary phone in my parent’s kitchen, in this dream I was desperately trying to reach someone on my iPhone; via phone call, text message and email…. each time getting a wrong number or not having the connection go through.

iPhone 4
iPhone 4 by John Karakatsanis used under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Ultimately I guess the dream’s message is the same… there’s something I need to communicate and can’t seem to get my message across. But, when I woke, mixed with the familiar frustration of the dream was a wry smile about my subconscious’s ability to stay up-to-date with the latest technology.

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