Tricia Ong and Tilly Houghton
The In-House Dream Counsel series is about our dreams and what they represent. In the midst of the stress and long hours of law school, we invite you to take a break, have a laugh and maybe even start reflecting on what your dreams tell you about yourself. If you’ve had a dream that you want deciphered, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, you can just enjoy our dream machine’s strange dreams and Freud’s in-depth analysis of them.
How small is the maze? You are feeling constrained and confused – trapped in a confining space with no clear direction, and one that is only big enough for you, your brother, and the tigers. But, the staff member makes me think that there’s an element of structured fun here. Is law school structured fun? Do clerkships feel like the hunger games? Jury’s out.
Brother on crutches: You’d think this means that you’re having to take on new roles in life, and you’d be right, but also – what does your brother represent to you? Is he the person who sets the bar for how you behave and what the family wants from you? Or is it the other way around? Your brother being on crutches is indicative of new expectations being set for you.
Tiger on leash: Very nice. Tigers, like leopards, but unlike lions, are solitary cats. They also gave rise to the expressions “a tiger never changes its stripes” and “a tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinion of sheep”. We could take this in a few directions:
Intersection: Hmm. High road, middle road, low road. Each has its benefits and its ramifications. The middle exit is straight ahead which makes me think you’re attempting to compromise and – surprise – it actually works!