n. infantile pattern of suckle-swallow movement in which the tongue is placed between incisor teeth or between alveolar ridges during initial stage of swallowing (if persistent can lead to various dental abnormalities) v. [content removed due to Bush campaign to clean up the internet] n. act of nyah-nyah v. pursuing with relentless abandon the need to masticate and thrust the world into every bodily incarnation in order to transform it, via the act of salivation, into nutritive agency

Saturday, March 25, 2006

diggin' my dreams

Aside from teeth-falling-out dreams, I've been enjoying the bizarreness that my brain has been projecting lately. I decided that the teeth dreams were health-concerned, however, and am soon to make a doctor's appointment to get everything checked up so I can stop worrying. But here are two of my recent favorites, at the risk of annoying with dreams, which people rarely want to hear:

-I turn a teacup over on a saucer, put a single cornflake on its base, and then push the cornflake around for awhile. Finally, I turn to a friend and say, "Do you think this will be sufficient for my MFA show?"

-A narrator voice says: "You will henceforth not be able to see any part of anybody's body that is currently experiencing a Cartesian mind-body split." I then walk around and people are only their noses, or an arm, or a leg. Limbs seem to levitate in space, but I have regular interactions and conversations with them. All the while, I am thinking, who'd have thought that so many people are divided from their bodies. What amuses me in hindsight is that people would be "whole" and unseperated in such body parts as their noses. I sniff, therefore I am.
i used to dream ALL the time about my teeth falling out ...it's horrible...an old pysch prof told me that it sybmoblizes a feeling of lack of control. I'd say whatever-pyscho-babble but she was my favorite prof. and it made sense for me. As for your other dreams ...my ten year old undergrad psych degree from a virtually unknown school in the south would say ... sounds like you are student at the art institute ;-)
m'waha doctehr player, vee think der might be some merit to your "art institute" steory... and vee is looking into zee matter. as for zee "lack of control" steory, vee feel dat everyting, absolutely everting, is right vithin our palm's ordering capacities, no?

(yes, alcohol was involved)
yes, of course, teeth falling out is symbolic of a sense of helplessness, but more than that it carries conditions of inevitability. For instance, teeth in omnivore mammals usually give us bigger problems than anything else aside from skin and genitalia.
It's a medically proven fact. Oh, and eyes. But to hell with eyes.
skin and genitalia is a pretty big swath.

teeth and inevitabilities, sigh.
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