Not Sons

5:28 minutes

If—
Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

The poem, ‘If—’ by Rudyard Kipling awakens the positive feelings in a reader’s mind. While reading the lines, readers become enlightened concerning how to tackle the odds of life. Not only that, but also they start to realize what success means. It is not about winning a battle. Rather it’s about how one fights in the war and stands courageously until the end.

Janine-

Thanks for your insights. They’re reassuring and on point.

Most who see my videos say, “Nice but what is it about?” Or they may say nothing for fear they will appear stupid. Art never has one meaning. It is interpreted by the viewer. Some people don’t think in metaphors. So of course they assume it is some kind of intimidating code. They try too hard.

And maybe it is code. Poetry is symbolic or hidden meaning often. Does that make it better poetry? Not really. But ferreting out the meaning from a poem or a montage is like interpreting dreams.

There are times when some people tell me what they see or feel from a video montage and I think, “How insightful? I just learned something from them.” or “They get it.”

You get it.

More comments below.
On 2/1/22 11:06, Janine wrote:

Hourglass Revisited
There’s so much truth in this video. I agree with this statement: “The black widow symbolizes female loneliness.”
And I would add she represents a woman’s fear of powerlessness and her belief that she must be more male to be empowered and escape victimhood.
I think it’s getting better for boys and girls. MAYBE (I guess it depends on the day or circumstance). But it’s still nowhere good enough.

You definitely get it.

I believe — but am no scientist or expert — that there is a inner part of men that is fragile and vulnerable. These are their female characteristics. Many men hate weakness. Not only in others but in themselves. They refuse to see their tenderness and sensitivity. They bury it or ignore it or deny it. They even want to kill it. If they can they will project it on someone they perceive as weaker and call them dirty and unworthy and try eradicating them with gas chambers and genocide.

A weird thing is happening, media and movies and sport events want women to be tough like men. Even look like men. Spit and snort like animals. Not even men — animals. And women think they need to be equal in strength or better than men. They may think this is the only way they can survive in this world.

I once read an article in Fortune 500 magazine, they were studying women who served as CEO’s in Fortune 500 companies. All these women said their secret weapon to rise to power was their femininity. Not their sexuality. Sleeping their way to the top doesn’t earn the respect of men. Instead men despise those women. (Long story on why another day).

So how did femininity help them. By not trying to act or dress or talk like men or sex symbols, these women stood out. They were then recognized as intelligent and different. Their difference was the distinguishing factor. They wore colorful dresses. Not sexy dresses. Feminine. In a room full of suits, they were different.

Differentiation is a prime marketing tactic. They let men open doors for them. It was their contrast — not their sameness. They became respected for being strong and disciplined women. Their voices were heard.

Now is this every woman’s experience? I doubt it. But for a few, this strategy worked and it was the commonality of the female CEOs. These women earned millions as CEOs.

I never would guess that as a contributor to their power position.

So a lot of men and women are mistaken in their ideas of egalitarianism. Women would do better being women than try to act like men. It’s contrary to honesty. Wearing a tough male mask is recognized as fake.

Not Sons
It’s interesting that you would share this now. I read this poem two weeks ago. And remember thinking that even women and girls have lost their way. So I think amid all the confusion of our modern times, the poem “If” is good advice for any human being. In this case, the word if is synonymous with hope.

Yes. The video is about hope and empowerment. There are ways to overcome or compensate for supposed weaknesses and be seen as a superhero.

For the women portrayed in the video, they all felt empowered when the got their prosthetics. Not ashamed, they decorated their artificial limbs. The accentuated them into symbols. Their difference became their trademark of overcoming the odds. They were showing that they wouldn’t give up. Not giving up is tenacity born from hope.

So I like how you reference the Warrior Daughter. I do have warrior daughters. They are sensitive souls. But watch out if you decide to cross their boundaries.

Over the course of my own life, I’ve tried with all my might not to allow my pain, my disappointments, and my fears to decide how I interact with others. You are a champion. Don’t stop.

Bottom line
As always your content is thoughtful and thought-provoking. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for investing the time to watch and analyze them. I appreciate that. More than you might expect.

I value your opinion.

-Steve

Angels

4:03 minutes

“And I don’t want the world to see me (introversion – solitude)
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand (strangeness – poet)
When everything’s made to be broken (loneliness – abandonment)
I just want you to know who I am (wishful – hopeful)”

Have you ever gone to a county fair –or a competition – where everyone was given the same prize — a blue ribbon. I have. It was no fun. Everyone felt cheated in the name of fairness. Being “chosen” isn’t about being fair. It’s about being favored. Like Joseph of Egypt — or John the Beloved. They deserved God’s recognition. You’re one of God’s beloved.

Empaths feels deeply other’s emotions. It’s part of having the gift of the discerning of spirits. But it isn’t the only way a person can have this gift. Another way is social awareness.

Some people hurt more for others. Those are the empaths. They suffer from Compassion Fatigue often. It’s something military chaplains suffer, too. We feel other people’s pain. It can be draining.

When I look into people’s hearts, I see their potential. For evil or good. This is a great blessing and a curse.

Sometimes when I “see” your heart and mind — and mention you are special, you get teary-eyed. I see great promise. It makes me smile. It makes me feel joy. It’s stunning. Is it the power of God? Or a kinship? I wonder if, at that moment, I remind you of someone you miss.

Your kind spirit always brighten my day. And I’m supposed to let you know, I’m acting as an angel and delivering this happy message. Be reassured you are God’s chosen. I don’t know God’s purpose. But perhaps for your future courage to keep going when times are tough.

I see you.

I see you.

Iris
The Goo Goo Dolls

And I’d give up forever to touch you
‘Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be
And I don’t wanna go home right now

And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
And sooner or later, it’s over
I just don’t wanna miss you tonight

And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And you can’t fight the tears that ain’t coming
Or the moment of truth in your lies
When everything feels like the movies
Yeah, you bleed just to know you’re alive

And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

And I don’t want the world to see me
‘Cause I don’t think that they’d understand
When everything’s made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am

I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am
I just want you to know who I am

Wilted

2:50 minutes

The poison that she drinks

And the lies he has her say

The choices that she makes

They keep pushing me away

He trickles down her throat,

Taking her consciousness as he goes,

What was once a field of tulips,

Is now a wilted rose

He steals her every thought,

He robs her pockets clean,

Taking life, and wounding me,

He does more than it may seem

Screaming, fighting, it doesn’t help

At least not to set her free,

She may be captured by just one ghost,

But is blinded and can’t see

The emptiness that fills her soul,

The weakness of her lean,

I swear, I keep on looking,

But she’s nowhere to be seen

How evil and how horrid,

That man the secret key,

And for two ninety-nine a bottle,

He stole her, too, from me.

Weirdo

5:49 minutes

“Beauty is to often just an illusion. A trick of the mind. The hunger is real, but the fruit is sometimes poison. Anyone who has really lived in this world knows this. Too often rejection is the result of fear. The realization of ones own frailty and the feeling of not being good enough. Cruelty is just an angry manifestation of that frustration which comes from knowing you are not worthy of another’s love. The reverse of that emotion is humility. Only from that point can true beauty begin to grow and blossom.

Beauty is not something that can be seen by the human eye
. It is an inward faithfulness. Being true to yourself. But the natural order of things is to seek dominance in a relationship out of the need for self protection. Test yourself to know that this is true. Would you tell all your secrets to another as would a small child, or do you hold back?

Can physical attractiveness and beauty co-exist within the same person?”

Quotation by Jimmy Quick — Lead Singer, Drummer, Harmonica, Guitar, keyboard (2017–present)

CREEP [clean version]

When you were here before
Couldn’t look you in the eye
You’re just like an angel
Your skin makes me cry
You float like a feather
In a beautiful world
I wish I was special
You’re so very special

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here

I don’t care if it hurts
I wanna have control
I want a perfect body
I want a perfect soul
I want you to notice
When I’m not around
You’re so very special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here, oh, oh

She’s running out the door
She’s running out
She run, run, run, run
Run

Whatever makes you happy
Whatever you want
You’re so very special
I wish I was special

But I’m a creep
I’m a weirdo
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here
I don’t belong here

-Radiohead

Night Sweat

4:29 minutes

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for

Been searching in the dark, your sweat soaking through the floor

And buried in your bones there’s an ache that you can’t ignore

Taking your breath, stealing your mind

And all that was real is left behind

Don’t fight it, it’s coming for you, running at ya

It’s only this moment, don’t care what comes after

Your fever dream, can’t you see it getting closer

Just surrender ’cause you feel the feeling taking over

It’s fire, it’s freedom, it’s flooding open

It’s a preacher in the pulpit and your blind devotion

There’s something breaking at the brick of every wall it’s holding

All that you know, so tell me do you wanna go?

Where it’s covered in all the colored lights

Where the runaways are running the night

Impossible comes true, it’s taking over you

Oh, this is the greatest show

We light it up, we won’t come down

And the sun can’t stop us now

Watching it come true, it’s taking over you

this is the greatest show

colossal we come these renegades in the ring

where the lost get found and we crown them the circus kings

Don’t fight it, it’s coming for you, running at ya

It’s only this moment, don’t care what comes after

It’s blinding, outshining anything that you know

Just surrender ’cause you’re calling and you wanna go

Where it’s covered in all the colored lights

Where the runaways are running the night

Impossible comes true, intoxicating you

this is the greatest show

We light it up, we won’t come down

And the sun can’t stop us now

Watching it come true, it’s taking over you

this is the greatest show

It’s everything you ever want

It’s everything you ever need

And it’s here right in front of you

This is where you wanna be)

It’s everything you ever want

It’s everything you ever need

And it’s here right in front of you

This is where you wanna be

This is where you wanna be

Where it’s covered in all the colored lights

Where the runaways are running the night

Impossible comes true, it’s taking over you

this is the greatest show

We light it up, we won’t come down

And the sun can’t stop us now

Watching it come true, it’s taking over you

This is the greatest show

Where it’s covered in all the colored lights

Where the runaways are running the night

Impossible comes true, it’s taking over you

this is the greatest show

We light it up, we won’t come down

And the walls can’t stop us now

I’m watching it come true, it’s taking over you

Oh, this is the greatest show

‘Cause everything you want is right in front of you

And you see the impossible is coming true

And the walls can’t stop us now, yeah

This is the greatest show

Foundling

3:47 minutes

When parents are physically present — but emotionally absent, this is emotional abandonment. Neglect.

What are the consequences of intense childhood loss?
Feeling unsafe, fearful and alone.

What do we feel from emotional abandonment?

  • social alienation
  • guilt
  • anxiety
  • clinginess
  • insomnia
  • nightmares
  • eating disorders
  • anger issues
  • depression
  • substance abuse
  • traumatic reenactment in relationships

 

Dark Eyes 2

6:13 minutes

STORY by Levi Teare

Dark eyes.

That’s all I remembered of the woman.

I wasn’t sure if it was her

until our eyes met.

Those enigmatic coffee brown eyes drew me in.

I had seen her once before in a cosmic moment, I can’t remember where.

No words were spoken, and now again,

our eyes were locked in a room full of people.

She kept looking, never moving her gaze.

Not for a second.

I knew I had to move.

The fates were providing me a chance that I would not- could not ignore.

My feet were moving before I could talk myself out of it.

I split the crowd like a surfer through waves and washed up on that dreamy shore.

Now we stood in front of one another, no words coming to either of us.

That cosmic feeling returned as if the stars aligned on that very spot.

I didn’t sweat or shift my weight, awkwardly trying to force words out.

I was in blissful silence.

The woman looked up at me, her soft dark features would have been expressionless.

But those eyes, those mysterious, deep eyes sparkled with wonder.

She held up a hand, still making eye contact.

I took it, her skin was warm and soft.

I opened my mouth to speak.

Then we were moving.

The woman guided me gently through the crowd.

Out of stone archways and into the still night air.

The stars fell like snow around us.

An enormous moon held up the sky, illuminating our features.

The woman turned to me once more, her straight nose, sharp cheekbones, and soft angelic lips took my breath in the moonlight.

I know you. She says quietly. Stars catching in her long eyelashes.

Her voice took away any chill from the night air.

You do. And I know you. I said hoarsely.

The stars were sticking in her hair and to her clothes.

I knew they must be on mine too.

Tell me my name. She whispered.

Daphne, like the flower.

And yours is Paris, She laid a hand on my cheek.

Your hair matches your eyes.

Blond?

Beautiful.

My heart smiled.

I had never been called handsome – or beautiful.

I felt recognized.

You know me. I said. And you already know your worth. But you are breathtaking.

She smiled revealing dimples.

I know you and you know my worth too.

I do. You are valued beyond riches and kingdoms, my heart bleeds for you.

Do you know your worth? Daphne asked.

Show me.

She stretched out her hand and caught the falling stars.

They fall for you. She said. They fall to kneel at your feet. You are a king.

The stars don’t fall for me. Daphne. I said in a small voice.

She walked me to the far side of the stone courtyard through crumbling archways.

She pointed to the sky.

The moonlight travels thousands of miles just to touch your face.

I’m just one in hundreds of people that the moonlight touches. I dismissed the thought.

Daphne sighed.

You are the only one I’m with tonight. Paris.

If the stars don’t fall for you, and the moon doesn’t shine for you. Then I am.

 

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Frankie Valli

[Verse 1]
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off of you
You’d be like Heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I’m alive
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you

[Verse 2]
Pardon the way that I stare
There’s nothing else to compare
The sight of you leaves me weak
There are no words left to speak
But if you feel like I feel
Please let me know that it’s real
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you

[Chorus]
I love you, baby, and if it’s quite alright
I need you, baby, to warm the lonely night
I love you, baby, trust in me when I say:
Oh, pretty baby, don’t bring me down, I pray
Oh, pretty baby, now that I found you, stay
And let me love you, baby, let me love you

[Verse 3]
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you
You’d be like Heaven to touch
I wanna hold you so much
At long last love has arrived
And I thank God I’m alive
You’re just too good to be true
Can’t take my eyes off you

[Chorus]
I love you, baby, and if it’s quite alright
I need you, baby, to warm the lonely night
I love you, baby, trust in me when I say:
Oh, pretty baby, don’t bring me down, I pray
Oh, pretty baby, now that I found you, stay
And let me love you, baby, let me love you

[Chorus]
I love you, baby, and if it’s quite alright
I need you, baby, to warm the lonely night
I love you, baby, trust in me when I say:
Oh, pretty baby, don’t bring me down, I pray
Oh, pretty baby, now that I found you, stay
And let me love you, baby, let me love you
Knowledge Drop: Lauryn Hill Reportedly Recorded “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” While Lying On The Floor

Scarlet Laundry – Salvaged

6:30 minutes

“Does Anybody Hear Her”

by Casting Crowns

She is running
A hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction
She is trying
But the canyon’s ever widening
In the depths of her cold heart
So she sets out on another misadventure just to find
She’s another two years older
And she’s three more steps behind

Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even know she’s going down today
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that’s tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see?

She is yearning
For shelter and affection
That she never found at home
She is searching
For a hero to ride in
To ride in and save the day
And in walks her Prince Charming
And he knows just what to say
Momentary lapse of reason
And she gives herself away

Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see?
Or does anybody even know she’s going down today
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that’s tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see?

If judgement looms under every steeple
If lofty glances from lofty people
Can’t see past her scarlet letter
And we never even met her
Never even met her
(Never Even Met her)

Does anybody hear her? Does anybody see?
Or does anybody even know she’s going down today
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that’s tucked away in you and me

Does anybody hear her? Does anybody see?
Does anybody even know she’s going down today
Under the shadow of our steeple
With all the lost and lonely people
Searching for the hope that’s tucked away in you and me
Does anybody hear her? Does anybody see?

He is running
A hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction

Last Rocket

7:24 Minutes
This poem is about fear of abandonment.

Male – he is a water driller (cowboy-type, reluctant hero). Feels slight insecure about his masculinity. Female – she is a confident trained military soldier. He is attracted to her. She feigns no attraction to him. Contempt. They are being evacuated from a cooked planet. It’s dying as it’s sucked into the closest star. The sabotaged last rocket explodes and crashes to the planet surface in a barren zone. The air is too hot and poisonous to breathe. They’re in spacesuits and communicate via radio.

Thought I’d share this conversation with Ed Jenkins who did the male voiceover for “Longday”:

Ed Jenkins
Mar 19, 6:15 AM

Oh wow, that sounds amazing! Whoever you got to voice Kahira really puts me to shame.

Steve’s reply:

Female voiceover is Chloe Wigmore: Fiver talent because of Covid. I’ll be improving the visuals and some sound effects. So it will go through another iteration. And your voice is perfect for what we’re doing. Don’t compare. It will only bring you unhappiness and dissatisfaction. Of course, anxiety can be a great motivator.

Never use Chloe as your benchmark. Just look and see if you improved your own journey. When you see someone at the top of the ladder, you know they didn’t fall there.

The original 2017 short story “Last Planet from Planet Longday” is a 45-minute read. I took one scene as an excerpt – the one you just made. It was the scene with the most interesting dialog. It’s about 4 minutes. Visually boring.

But the script was lost. I had a transcript made. That took one day with Fiver talent in India. I built an MP3 as reference for pronunciation of fabricated names and places. The synthetic voices are Amazon Polly. That probably cost 15 cents.

“Last Rocket from Planet Longday” is a sci-fi conversation between a marooned man and woman. In reality, I think they’re two of my internal voices. Self-talk.

Longday was my first video attempt and so dismal my son Levi and brother Brad (both creatives) gave it a thumbs down. I didn’t do another video for an entire year. It was long and I used male and female synthetic voice for the voice track. I had no money for voice talent at the time.

I decided I’d adopt the mantra “Embrace Mediocrity.” And I started producing one “mediocre” video per week. This version of “Longday” is my 129th video.

Jade the poetess said: “I love the rocket video. The voiceovers are amazing.”

STORY

Male Speaker: Hi, Thomas wake up. Can you hear me?

Female Speaker: Oh, hey. What’s happening?

Male Speaker: We’ve crashed. Everyone’s dead. But you and I and two unlucky cargo robots. We survived. You hearing me?

Female Speaker: My communication’s fine. Where are we?

Male Speaker: No clue. Surface of Longday – but I couldn’t tell you where. What’s up with the red flashing light on your suit?

Female Speaker: I must have sat closest to the explosive.

Male Speaker: Radiation?

Female Speaker: Seems like it. We weren’t leaving this floating rock — not alive anyway. Sabotage.

Male Speaker: Four of my friends are dead. You and I may not make it. Who’d do something so – sinister – and why?

Female Speaker: No time to explain. They’re looking for wreckage – and any survivors.

Male Speaker: You mean whoever they are, will hunt us and kill us. Because there’s something we’re not supposed to know?

Female Speaker: You’re smarter than you look. I don’t know everything – yet. But anyone who knows the truth about this is gone.

Male Speaker: You mean gone –- as in – dead?

Female Speaker: I think so.

Male Speaker: What’s your role in this conspiracy?

Female Speaker: Remember that hole in my suit, no accident. I found out too much. As for your friends, I’m sorry.

Male Speaker: Sorry? You might have warned us. You suspected danger.

Female Speaker: I didn’t know they’d crash the rocket, but it makes sense now.

Male Speaker: Sister, I’m a low-class water driller, I’m no warrior.

Female Speaker: The only way getting off this planet is fight or die.

Male Speaker: Okay, I’ll think about it. But listen, you’re the first woman friend I’ve had for over three years. Can you at least tell me your first name so I don’t have to call you Thomas?

Female Speaker: Thomas bothers you?

Male Speaker: Well, sort of. Not a man’s name.

Female Speaker: Not a man’s name?

Male Speaker: I’d rather not think of you as male.

Female Speaker: Male, very well. My name’s Kahira – an Irish warrior name for strong women –- but not women friends. Get it? That’s why they call me Thomas.

Male Speaker: Kahira? Nice name. It’s unique.

Female Speaker: Fine. But knowing my name doesn’t make me your woman friend. I don’t care if it’s five years.

Male Speaker: Right, been three years. So what do you propose?

Female Speaker: There’s an entrance, we’ve got to get there. It will take us below the surface.

Male Speaker: Is it occupied?

Female Speaker: We’ll find out.

Male Speaker: Kahira?

Female Speaker: What?

Male Speaker: Practicing your name.

Female Speaker: You’re a desperate idiot.

Male Speaker: My bad. We can travel inside the robots while we sleep — but they’ll need planetary coordinates. You got anything? Here’s how you get inside these robots.

Female Speaker: I know that. I’ve had survival training.

Male Speaker: Okay. Once inside, recharge your suit through this cable.

Female Speaker: Right.

Male Speaker: Oh. You know that also. Do you know how to load the planetary coordinates to get us to this entrance?

Female Speaker: I’m no fool.

Male Speaker: Okay, fine. Show me you know this stuff by doing it right now — please. One last thing, here’s a flare gun. If we get separated, use it to identify your location. Sorry, doubting your abilities.

Female Speaker: You’re forgiven. We better get moving.

Male Speaker: How long do you estimate it’ll take?

Female Speaker: Hours most likely. I recommend getting some sleep.

Male Speaker: Can we talk?

Female Speaker: No, sleep.

Male Speaker: Kahira, your communication on? Kahira are you there? Hello, hello?

Hello?

 

609 words

PSYCHOLOGICAL DREAM INTERPRETATION OF SYMBOLS

Male Speaker: Hi, Thomas wake up. Can you hear me?

The subconscious mind: sleeping. It is telling me that I may not be alert or informed about a particular situation.

Female Speaker: Oh, hey. What’s happening?

To dream that you are waking up in your dream indicates that something is missing or lacking in your life.

Male Speaker: We’ve crashed. Everyone’s dead. But you and I and two unlucky cargo robots. We survived. You hearing me?

To dream that you are in an accident signifies pent-up guilt in which you are subconsciously punishing yourself over. deep anxieties and fears.

To dream that a loved one dies in an accident indicates that something within your own Self is no longer functional and is “dead”.

To see a robot in your dream indicates that you are going about life in a mechanical, methodical and rigid way. You have lost the ability to express your feelings.

To dream of surviving represents feelings about needing to endure a problem situation.

Female Speaker: My communication’s fine. Where are we?

To dream that you have difficulties communicating represents low self esteem and feelings of inadequacy.

To dream that someone else is lost represents some unresolved issues or feelings pertaining to the person that is lost.

Male Speaker: No clue. Surface of Longday – but I couldn’t tell you where. What’s up with the red flashing light on your suit?

some hidden aspect of yourself is coming to the surface.

To receive a warning in your dream indicates that something in your waking life is in need of your attention.

Female Speaker: I must have sat closest to the explosive.

To see explosions in your dream symbolize your repressed anger. The rage that you have been holding in has come to the surface in a forceful and violent manner. Your subconscious is trying to get your attention.

The bomb could represent repressed desires and unexpressed emotions that are on the verge of exploding or bursting if not dealt with soon.

Male Speaker: Radiation?

To dream that you are exposed to radiation indicates that you are surrounded by a lot of negativity in your waking life. You are feeling overwhelmed.

Female Speaker: Seems like it. We weren’t leaving this floating rock — not alive anyway. Sabotage.

To see a planet in your dream signifies creativity, exploration, and new adventures. You are trying to align yourself with untapped energies that you never knew you had. Alternatively, to dream of planets, suggests that you are trying to escape from your own waking reality.

To dream that you discover life on a new planet refers to your desire to escape from a current situation. Alternatively, the dream represents your own self-discovery. You have uncovered a part of yourself that you did not realize existed within yourself.

Male Speaker: Four of my friends are dead. You and I may not make it. Who’d do something so – sinister – and why?

To dream that someone or something is evil denotes a repressed and/or forbidden aspect of yourself.

Dreaming of your own death symbolizes inner changes, transformation, self-discovery and positive development that is happening within you or your life.

Female Speaker: No time to explain. They’re looking for wreckage – and any survivors.

To dream about time indicates your fears of not being able to cope with the pressures and stresses of everyday life. If time is flying or moving slowly, then it is analogous to aging and growing old.

To dream that you do not have enough time signifies stress, anxiety and fear. You may feel that time is running out in a business or personal matter.

Wreckage: the remains of something that has been badly damaged or destroyed.

To dream that you are a survivor of some disaster or accident means that you will prevail over your current problems.

Male Speaker: You mean whoever they are, will hunt us and kill us. Because there’s something we’re not supposed to know?

A more direct analysis of chase dreams is the fear of being attacked. fears of violence and sexual assault.

Chase dreams are one of several common dream themes, stemming from feelings of anxiety in your waking life. Flee and flight is an instinctive response to a physical threat in the environment. In such dreams, the scenario often features you being pursued by an attacker, an animal, a monster or an unknown figure, who wants to hurt or possibly kill you. Consequently, you run, you hide or you try to outwit your pursuer. Your actions in the dream parallel how you would respond to pressure and cope with fears, stress or various situations in your waking life. Instead of confronting the situation, your dream indicates that you have a tendency to run away and avoid the issue. Ask yourself who is chasing you, so that you can gain a better understanding and insight on the source of your fears and anxieties.

The pursuer or attacker who is chasing you in your dream may also represent an aspect of yourself. Your own feelings of anger, jealousy, fear, and possibly love, can manifest itself as the threatening figure. Or the shadowy figure can symbolize the rejected characteristics of your Self. You may be projecting these feelings onto the unknown chaser. Next time you have a dream of being chased, turn around and confront your pursuer. Ask them why they are chasing you. What are you trying to run from?

Female Speaker: You’re smarter than you look. I don’t know everything – yet. But anyone who knows the truth about this is gone.

Dreaming that someone is missing represents some unresolved issues or feelings pertaining to the missing person.

Male Speaker: You mean gone –- as in – dead?

Death as symbolic of something in your waking life that is changing or ending.

Female Speaker: I think so.

Male Speaker: What’s your role in this conspiracy?

To dream of a conspiracy suggests that you are deceiving others or being deceived by someone. Consider the people who are involved. These people may represent aspects of yourself and thus imply that you are lying to yourself.

Female Speaker: Remember that hole in my suit, no accident. I found out too much. As for your friends, I’m sorry.

To dream that there is a hole in your clothing indicates that there are some flaws in your thinking or thought process.

To dream that you are apologizing to someone refers to your desire for harmony and truth in your waking life.

Male Speaker: Sorry? You might have warned us. You suspected danger.

To dream that you are in danger suggests that you need to be more cautious in some aspect of your life. Alternatively, your negativity and pessimistic attitude is causing you to be depressed about the future.

Female Speaker: I didn’t know they’d crash the rocket, but it makes sense now.

Male Speaker: Sister, I’m a low-class water driller, I’m no warrior.

To see a drill in your dream indicates that you are headed toward a new direction in life. You are opening yourself up to new experiences and insights.

To see water in your dream symbolizes your subconscious and your emotional state of mind.

Female Speaker: The only way getting off this planet is fight or die.

Dreaming that you are unable to make an escape represents a feeling of helplessness or not being able to escape from life’s problems and stresses. Consider the significance and symbolism of where or what you are trying to escape from. The dream may also point to a lack of direction or confidence.

Male Speaker: Okay, I’ll think about it. But listen, you’re the first woman friend I’ve had for over three years. Can you at least tell me your first name so I don’t have to call you Thomas?

To see a woman in your dream represents nurturance, passivity, caring nature, and love. It refers to your own female aspects or your mother.

Female Speaker: Thomas bothers you?

worry, disturb, or upset

Male Speaker: Well, sort of. Not a man’s name.

A name is a term used for identification by an external observer.

To see a man in your dream denotes the aspect of yourself that is assertive, rational, aggressive, and/or competitive.

Female Speaker: Not a man’s name?

Male Speaker: I’d rather not think of you as male.

Fear and anxiety are the most commonly expressed emotions in dreams

Female Speaker: Male, very well. My name’s Kahira – an Irish warrior name for strong women –- but not women friends. Get it? That’s why they call me Thomas.

Male Speaker: Kahira? Nice name. It’s unique.

Kahira is of Arabic origin and means “Warrior.”

Meaning of Kahira. Goddess of Protection.

Meaning: Overpowering, victorious

Female Speaker: Fine. But knowing my name doesn’t make me your woman friend. I don’t care if it’s five years.

Male Speaker: Right, been three years. So what do you propose?

Female Speaker: There’s an entrance, we’ve got to get there. It will take us below the surface.

To dream of a gate represents a threshold in your life. The entry point of a new phase in your life.

Into the subconscious. Below the surface.

Male Speaker: Is it occupied?

Female Speaker: We’ll find out.

Male Speaker: Kahira?

Female Speaker: What?

Male Speaker: Practicing your name.

Female Speaker: You’re a desperate idiot.

Male Speaker: My bad. We can travel inside the robots while we sleep — but they’ll need planetary coordinates. You got anything? Here’s how you get inside these robots.

To see or study a map in your dream suggests that your current life path will lead to fulfillment of your needs and realization of your goals.

Female Speaker: I know that. I’ve had survival training.

Male Speaker: Okay. Once inside, recharge your suit through this cable.

To see an umbilical cord in your dream represents your lack of individuality. You may be expressing some anxiety about being on your own and supporting yourself. Alternatively, an umbilical cord symbolizes your maternal ties. Perhaps you are too emotionally bonded to your mother.

Female Speaker: Right.

Male Speaker: Oh. You know that also. Do you know how to load the planetary coordinates to get us to this entrance?

Female Speaker: I’m no fool.

Male Speaker: Okay, fine. Show me you know this stuff by doing it right now — please. One last thing, here’s a flare gun. If we get separated, use it to identify your location. Sorry, doubting your abilities.

You are being kept in the dark about some problem or issue. You are holding back your emotions.

Female Speaker: You’re forgiven. We better get moving.

To dream that you forgive someone means that it is time to let go of some past grudge, guilt, or resentment so that you can move ahead with your life. … Such dreams are often a waking reflection of your need to forgive. To dream that you are being forgiven indicates that you have accepted some aspect of yourself.

Male Speaker: How long do you estimate it’ll take?

Female Speaker: Hours most likely. I recommend getting some sleep.

Male Speaker: Can we talk?

Female Speaker: No, sleep.

Male Speaker: Kahira, your communication on? Kahira are you there? Hello, hello?

Hello?