Is it ok to dream about Columbus, Ohio? by Tony Garcia
Answer by Tony Garcia:
Some people dream of flying, or saving the world from catastrophe, or any one of a number of things they can’t possibly do while awake. But not you. You choose, or seek assurance that is all is well, to dream about Columbus, Ohio—capital of the state, home to the NHL’s Blue Jackets, and the state’s largest ghost town whenever the Ohio State Buckeyes are playing at home.
According to the psychiatrist Carl Jung, “the dream is the theater where the dreamer is at once scene, actor, prompter, stage manager, author, audience, and critic.”(1) But does this indicate that dreaming of Columbus, Ohio means you are a boring or mundane person?
Perhaps your more vivid dreams scare the bejeebers out of you and you wish for a more peaceful sleep. For example, maybe you dreamed of going shopping and came back to find two elephants sitting in the backseat of your Fiat 500. Rather than going crazy and wondering why they were there, you simply reasoned that you forgot to lock the doors.
Whatever your reason, take comfort in the fact that your wish to dream of Columbus, Ohio is simply a return to normalcy: those halcyon days when your garage was used to store your third-place trophy for shaving the house cat in the “Most Effective Uses of a Norelco Shaver” contest.