Clouds ripple over the mirrored surface of a Shinagawa skyscraper. Her oiled legs glisten as they cross. I smell coconut and chlorine. Hear the hum of a pool filter click on in the heat like a bright-red-devil’s embrace.
She says . . .
“He keeps me out in the world: I talk in run-on sentences, dance a tarantella, drown in waterfalls. Otherwise I would fold in on myself like bent paper in a tiny origami box.
I know the rules. . . I know the recipe for happiness. But what does that word mean. Helpless and vague like an anime puppy. Nothing concrete to pin it down.”
A sweat bead inches its way down my back. I imagine her mouth tastes like peaches. I say, “I don’t hawk a paint-by-numbers life. Some bent things are worth it. Go into debt for it. Steal a diamond for it. Take a year off and breast feed it.”
To see a skyscraper in your dream, represents your high ideals, creativity, accomplishments and imagination. You always aim high at whatever you do. The skyscraper is seen as a metaphor for the foresights and achievements of man. Alternatively, the dream represents the phallus.
Seeing a skyscraper in your dream, represents your high ideals, creativity and imagination. You always aim high at whatever you do. It also suggests that you have great foresight.
To dream that you are in debt, signifies imbalance, struggle, worry and trouble in some personal situation or business matter. Alternatively, it may indicate that you are putting too much demands of others.
Debt is rather a bad dream, foretelling worries in business and love, and struggles for a competency; but if you have plenty to meet all your obligations, your affairs will assume a favorable turn.
Dreaming that you are in debt means struggle, worries and troubles in business and love.
A dream that you are in debt or that someone is in debt to you can reflect worries about your financial situation in waking life. More generally, dreams about owing money or being owed money can mean that you are nervous about something in your future.
If you dream that you repay a debt, you could be feeling confident about something that was troubling you in the past.
All things that flow and grow were regarded in early religions as a symbol
of life: fire represented the vital craving for nourishment, water was chosen for its
fertilizing powers, plants because of their verdure in spring-time. Now, all—or
very nearly all—symbols of life are also symbolic of death. Media vita in morte
sumus, observed the mediaeval monk, to which modern science has replied La vie
c’est la mort (Claude Bernard). Thus, fire is the destroyer, while water in its
various forms signifies dissolution, as suggested in the Psalms. In legend and
folklore, the Origin of life—or the source of the renewal of the life forces—takes
the form of caves and caverns where wondrous torrents and springs well up (38).
An emblem of the soul in ancient Egypt, with the implication of solar
transfiguration (57). Nevertheless, Pinedo maintains that it may have been a
mediaeval allegory of the evil mind of the sinner. In the cloister at Silos there is an
illustration of hawks tearing hares to pieces, and it appears to carry this significance (46), although, given the negative significance of the hare (it symbolizes fecundity, but also lasciviousness), the hawk might be taken as a symbol of
victory over concupiscence (since it destroyed the lascivious hares). But this
kind of struggle is better represented by the mythic and legendary motif—also
frequent in folklore—of the griffin composed of various parts all struggling one
against the other, so that it appears at once as executioner and victim.
To see a hawk in your dream, denotes that suspicions are lurking around you and your activities. You need to proceed with caution. Alternatively, a hawk symbolizes insight. Consider the phrase "hawk's eye" to mean that you need to keep a close watch on someone or some situation.
To dream of a hawk, foretells you will be cheated in some way by intriguing persons. To shoot one, foretells you will surmount obstacles after many struggles. For a young woman to frighten hawks away from her chickens, signifies she will obtain her most extravagant desires through diligent attention to her affairs.
It also denotes that enemies are near you, and they are ready to take advantage of your slightest mistakes. If you succeed in scaring it away before your fowls are injured, you will be lucky in your business.
To see a dead hawk, signifies that your enemies will be vanquished.
To dream of shooting at a hawk, you will have a contest with enemies, and will probably win.
Seeing a hawk in your dream indicates suspicions are lurking around you and your activities. You need to proceed with caution.
The hawk is a messenger of insight, adaptability and openness. Hawk people aim to initiate and lead, and may be impulsive from time to time. They want to establish individuality while still being accepted by the group.
The hawk represents the ability to see meaning in ordinary experiences and helps you to become more observant.
Hawk teaches visionary power and clear sight with strong observation habits while using patience. He is a sign showing how to ride the winds of change, creativity and the power to surrender oneself to Spirit's guidance. Hawk clarifies reality and reiterates that one is on the correct life path. He aids in truth and illumination, gives a sense of guardianship and watchfulness and reiterates wise and important of opportunities are opening up. His swiftness, wisdom, leadership and strength in actions will guide with honor, integrity with grace and beauty. He will show how to see more in life from a higher perspective of truth. Hawk will show you how to fulfill your soul's purpose. Be ready for a greater intensity to life for Hawk will guide you in the mind, body and spiritual aspects of your journey.
Dreaming of seeing or eating peaches, implies the sickness of children, disappointing returns in business, and failure to make anticipated visits of pleasure; but if you see them on trees with foliage, you will secure some desired position or thing after much striving and risking of health and money.
To see dried peaches, denotes that enemies will steal from you.
For a young woman to dream of gathering luscious peaches from well-filled trees, she will, by her personal charms and qualifications, win a husband rich in worldly goods and wise in travel. If the peaches prove to be green and knotty, she will meet with unkindness from relatives and ill health will steal away her attractions.
In the symbolism pertaining to the body, the most elementary association is the one between the organ or member and its function. It is, then, selfevident that, in Egyptian hieroglyphs, the mouth should stand for the power of
speech and hence for the creative word. In this sense it stands for the pristine
emanation of creative power. Very closely connected with this hieroglyph is
another showing a mouth with a solar disk inside. This disk, primarily standing
for the sun, is connected, but not identical, with the eye. (In hieroglyphs which
are coloured, the eye is wholly blue, while the sign under discussion consists of a
blue mouth with a little red circle inside) (19). Guénon supports this interpretation of the sign (29), pointing to the example of the Mândûkya Upanishad where,
apropos the state of deep sleep, the mouth is said to represent integral consciousness (26). In the Old Testament, the concepts of mouth and fire are frequently
associated; epithets such as ‘devouring’ or ‘consuming’, frequently applied to the
latter, are descriptive of the functions of the former. Hence the fire-breathing
animals of legend. Jung explains these associations by synaesthesia and suggests
that they are connected with Apollo, the sun-god who is depicted with a lyre as
his characteristic attribute. The common link between the symbolisms of sounding, speaking, shining and burning finds a physiological parallel in the phenomenon known as ‘coloured hearing’ whereby some individuals experience sounds
as colours. Furthermore, it is hardly a coincidence that the two main characteristics that set Man apart from all other beings are the power of speech and the use
of fire. Both are, in fact, the product of mana (psychic energy) (31). In consequence, mouth-symbolism, like fire-symbolism, has two aspects: creative (as in
speech) and destructive (devouring). And, of course, the mouth is the point of
convergence between the external and the inner worlds. This explains the frequent
symbol of the ‘monster’s mouth’, with sets of upper and lower teeth that are
expressive of the ‘interlocking’ of the two worlds: heaven and earth or, more
often, hell and earth (50). There are, in mediaeval iconography, abundant examples of the mouths of dragons or large fishes affording access to the inner world
or to the underworld.
To see a mouth in your dream, signifies your need to express yourself or talk about an issue that's bothering you. Alternatively, the dream suggests that you have said too much and you need to keep your mouth shut.
Seeing a mouth in your dream means your need to express yourself or talk about an issue that's bothering you. On the other hand, perhaps you have said too much and you need to keep your mouth shut.
Etymologically, it comes from the Sanskrit dyu, meaning ‘luminous being’. It is a symbol of light and of brilliance. The word ‘adamantine’ is
connected with the Greek adamas, meaning ‘unconquerable’ (4). In emblems, it
often indicates the irradiant, mystic ‘Centre’ (56). Like all precious stones, it
partakes of the general symbolism of treasures and riches, that is, moral and