engagement writing 1

engagement writing 1 - relationship between my mom and I...

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Engagement Writing #1 I woke up nearly in tears, sweat dripping down my face, my heart racing; it felt so realistic to me. The dream that I was attending my mom’s funeral occurred several nights ago and is still vividly clear in my mind. I called her upon waking up to make sure everything was ok and it was such a relief to hear her voice. What could this dream relate to? Does it have an uncensored meaning? It was about a month ago that my great grandfather passed away. My family and I traveled to Minnesota to attend his funeral and the image of his body lying peacefully in the open casket left a lasting impression. The connection between dreaming about attending my mom’s funeral and literally attending my great grandfather’s funeral seems obvious, but could it mean more? My mom is one of the most influential people in my life and the thought of losing her would be devastating. Since I moved to Fort Collins for college, the
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Unformatted text preview: relationship between my mom and I have continued to grow, there is not a day that goes by where I am not constantly thinking of her. At the same time, college is a keen place to learn to take the next step toward my independence and autonomy, and attending the funeral of my still living parent could symbolize my courage to take that next step. Wish fulfillment provides a safety valve to discharge unacceptable feelings, in my case, the recent death of my grandfather. Because my grandfather passed away less than a month ago, it is still difficult for me to grasp and accept that he is gone which characterizes the purpose of my dream. The events that took place on the morning of his funeral were recorded and played back in my memory as I slept through the night. Information processing allowed me to sift, sort, and fix that day’s experiences in my memory through my dream....
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