Dream: 8/03/2021. There is a reception for funeral service being held at our home on 1422 South River Road Fargo. People are coming into the house and the living room; I am concerned and busy getting ready for the service, food and drinks for the quests. A second group of guests are now arriving at the front door and we are getting ready to begin. This is the room where my dream unfolds. The window behind me is the walk way into the front door that I see people approaching.
Associations: I recently looked at this Christmas photo taken of the family in our living room where the dream occurs. I think this photo was taken in the fall of 1958, which I think would have been the first Christmas the family lived in this new house. The only funeral I can remember was of grandmother Amanda Skjonsby who passed away in January 1962. This photo of Amanda I had in a box of photos I have been working with. I took it out of its small gold frame and just scanned it, remembering her so very well. “I loved your chocolate cookies, Grandma!”
Amplification: Grandparent is our Wikipedia entry to begin this amplification. I will work this up later. The United States Congress passed the legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents’ Day in the U.S. and, on August 3, 1978, then-President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation. Forget-me-not: The flower of the U.S. National Grandparents Day is the forget-me-not which blooms in the spring. As a result, seasonal flowers are given in appreciation to grandparents on this day. I will begin reading this Grandparent Wiki entry to expand this amplification into animation. Today is August 3 and I will try to buy some forget-me-not flowers and take them to Riverside. I looked for Amanda’s obituary in the Fargo Forum, but did not find it – there is only Donald Skjonsby. I sense I have a copy and wonder if Michael has Amanda’s obituary or any photos of her. Oh, and of course – memories, brother.
Animation: Animation is a new name for what previously had been Amplification2. Reading Aizenstat’s book Dream Tending I now see what I had intended doing with this 4th element of dream analysis – is the idea of animation. I will be presenting my understanding of animation, bring it to tending dreams. What a dream to understand and incorporate this new element into. So, let us begin! I realize my posting today on August 3 is a synchronistic occurrence with the establishment of Grandparents Day on August 3. I will next address Progoff’s treatment of synchronicity, here is an earlier post on synchronicity – animation begins.