The Meaning of Dreams

“The question brought to my attention last week after our discussion last week was this.  What is the true meaning of dreams?  Is there a true meaning?  A real meaning?  Is there a right answer?  A correct answer for all dreams?” 

I stared at my professor and felt my entire body completely tense.  He had asked my question, but I honestly hoped he would not ask for my answer.  My opinion.  The reason I had asked in an email was because I felt like the whole idea of a philosophy class was completely over my head and totally beyond anything I could or would ever understand.  I had only taken this particular class because everyone had raved about Professor Sherman. 

Everyone had talked about how he made you think outside the box and outside your comfort zone.  I didn’t think I was very good at either one.  But that was part of the reason why I was here.  The other part of the reason was his looks.  I knew I shouldn’t take a college class based on the looks of my professor, but I couldn’t contain my interest in an intelligent and good-looking professor.   

But when his eyes met mine, I quickly looked down at my desk.  I knew I would have to work harder to earn a passing grade.  My future depended on making passing grades in all of my classes, not just ones for my major.  The good news was that I knew what his extracurricular weaknesses were. 


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