Dreamed During the Night, May 25, 2011:
I was in a very dark factory that made cheap acrylic paint in small plastic bottles. The bottles almost looked like film canisters from cameras. The containers were opaque, but they had flip tops that latched on the side of the container. What I noticed about this factory was that it was very dark and very dirty. Even the newly bottled paints looked like they were in terrible condition, and all of them had paint spilling over the sides of the containers.
The assembly line machine had stopped, and Ricky's mother was standing beside me as I tried to determine what went wrong and why. I have never met Ricky's mom in waking life, but I always viewed her as being supportive of our relationship. She didn't say anything to me during the entire dream, but seemed interested in the answer as to why the assembly line wasn't working. I began opening various colors of paint, but I realized that in order to find the answer about what went wrong, I had to look into the paint bottles from 2008 because that was the year I began my relationship with Ricky.
When I first set out to dream about my relationship with my boyfriend (now ex-boyfriend), I never expected my dreams to be so symbolic. Since my breakup with Ricky, I've been trying to pinpoint how things went wrong, when and why, but waking life hasn't given me any answers. I can't really figure out what this dream means, except that maybe our relationship was doomed since 2008, which was the beginning. I'd appreciate any thoughts about all of this. I just can't seem to wrap my mind around it all right now.