I suppose before I forget it.
I dreamed of the Pope last night. Magically I went back in time when my mother, aunt, and grandmother went to Italy and I was with them. I went up to the Pope to ask him a question.
I don’t remember the question. Something about… if things I felt were wrong really were wrong. That's not even pitifully close to the actual question, it was something specific. He said yes, they were and I should do penance. I didn't like his answer. Basically it was confirming that self-sacrifice is the way to go. We talked about other things, things I don't remember. At one point I knew that now that I had talked to the Pope, touched him, he was going to die. Soon, within the month. Our conversation was recorded in a book, I saw him give a judgement in a trial that was suddenly there. Something about schizophrenics… *sigh* It was random.
He told me to tell my grandmother… some cure or remedy wasn't working or wasn't going to work. Only my grandmother had never talked to him so he must've had me confused with someone else's grand-daughter?
What it means: The Pope is the symbol for Catholocism, my own spirituality, etc. He's also the go-between for God. I went to him for an answer, if there was going to be a 'truth' he was going to have it. I asked a question, didn't like the answer. However, it was an answer I feared. He was only confirming my suspicion. But I liked the Pope in the dream, despite his answer. I remember thinking I could never say anything bad about him now, or listen to anyone say anything bad about him. He was an alright guy. In other words, despite the fact that my self-sacrificing tendencies come from my conflict with religion, I'm still comfortable with it. Well duh, I knew that already.
Another quick dream symbol and it's meaning. I had another dream in which I took a Venetian glass pen that I bought recently, dipped it in an inkwell, and wrote my name multiple times. It's something I've done in real life, no big deal. Working on writing my signature.
A pen means 'self expression'. Also consider the phrase 'the pen is mightier than the sword'. This dream comes quickly after a conversation with Ellen where she encouraged me with my writing, how the best way to battle my family was to be myself.
The inkwell was broken, I had to dip it in the sides in order to get ink. Well clearly in order to draw inspiration or in order to accomplish the task of writing I'm going to have to work around a source that is broken, damaged, find narrow access to it.
Heh, just looked up the symbol for inkwell: To see bottles of ink in your dream, suggests that a solution to your problem will soon become apparent.
Sometimes dreams are so obvious it's annoying.