Guys dream about women. From the moment puberty hits us, that's going to be an undeniable fact that we have to live with, and something people around us have to understand. Girlfriends, wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, colleagues are all potential "dream targets". At one point or another, we probably dream about each of these women at least once.
I understand this very well. I've gone through at least half the list mentioned above. But there is one more category that baffles me: dreams of the "unknown woman". If dreams are representations of the subconscious, then dreaming about women we know or at least have had some contact with makes sense. Our mind continues working even in our sleep, and dreams of this nature are merely reflections of those thoughts. Having a quarrel with your mother? Its possible you may dream of her. Fantasizing about that lady at work? Its possible to have "fantasy" dreams about her.
But what about the "unknown woman" - a woman that you've never met in your life, who is not immediately recognizable, who doesn't fit the bill of any type of woman you fantasize about, a woman you've not even seen in any sort of media. What is your mind trying to tell you, or more importantly, what is your subconscious thinking about when you dream about her?
This isn't her, but the smile is similar
Last night i had a dream about the Unknown Woman. It was incredibly vivid; the colours were sharp, the image was crystal clear. But she didn't say anything to me, nor i to her, except for her telling me her name. In the haziness of the waking day, i can't remember exactly what it is except for two words: "Erin" (or was it "Aerin") and "Izzudin" - strange that a woman would have "Izzudin" as part of her name. For some reason or another, i even know how to spell that part of her name; "Izzudin" isn't a very common spelling for a fairly common phonetic name.
She was beautiful, fair skinned, tall and slim. Wearing a simple skirt and top, i remember her walking infront of me as i followed from a few feet behind. Every once in a while, she would turn her head to look at me, smile and with a swoosh of her long, wavy hair, turn back to the front. It was almost as though she was taunting me to follow her, and checking every once in a while to see whether i was still there. The thing i remember the most about her was that smile. It blew me away.
Its strange that that was all there was to the dream. On rare occasions when i do dream of the Unknown Woman (its always a different someone), it usually ends in... *ahem*. But not last night. There was nothing sexual about it, just a long walk that we both took, she in front of me on a very brightly lit backdrop; so bright in fact that i can't remember anything else except white light.
What do dreams like this mean? Do women get similar dreams about the Unknown Man? Do homosexuals dream about their Unknown Men/Women?