I had a dream last week that was very green and sunny. I was taking a languid walk and had a vague sense of being homeward bound. The landscape had the kind of flawless beauty you only see on postcards. It was nowhere I’d been before, but I somehow knew my way.

I was comfortable with being alone. I felt whole and at peace. I came to a strange bridge over clear blue water and managed to cross it without falling in, though it was strewn with odd sorts of obstacles. I don’t remember much after that. It was a blissful, heavy sleep, and when I woke up, I felt as if I had been on holiday.

To dream of sunshine indicates that you are experiencing some sort of emotional or situational breakthrough… To dream that you are crossing a bridge signifies an important decision or a critical junction in your life… To dream that you are walking with ease signifies a slow, but steady progress toward your goals… Green signifies a positive change, good health, growth, healing, hope, vitality, peace, and serenity… The appearance of the colour may also be a way of telling you to “go ahead.”

This is from my out-of-print Dream Dictionary A-Z, which I got at a thrift store. Anyway, I think I am emerging from a period of high anxiety. All I can tell you is that I have been dancing from happiness this week, without a seed of doubt in my mind, because the contentment comes from within. It comes from the strength I found in survival. On good days, I feel a power that can only come in the wake of weakness. I don’t know how long it will last. I have plenty of schoolwork to wear me down. But I know I have it in me. ♦