Broken Teeth; Broken Dreams

I had a horrid dream last night.

I dreamed that I was at an SCA event, it was supposed to be a small event, but there were people everywhere and I got the impression it was way bigger than anyone thought it was going to be.  Anyway, I bit into something and I heard a noise and thought I had cracked a  tooth.  I went to check the tooth hurt and realized that I had broken ALL my teeth.  They had broken horizontally about half way down each tooth and when I reached into my mouth to touch them I pulled out all my half broken teeth stuck together in a what looked sort of like dentures without the top/gum bit… just a semi-circle of broken teeth all held together by who knows what.  As I pulled them out of my mouth, I could feel the ‘roots’ of the my teeth running very deep and being pulled out from behind my upper jaw bone and cheekbones and face.  The pain ran up to my eyes and radiated out to my ears.  I stood there looking at the mouthguard shaped teeth (no roots on them though?) and quickly tried to put them back into place so I could go find a dentist – but we were in bum fuck no where at an SCA event on a weekend and knew I wouldn’t have a hope in hell of finding a dentist.  It hurt like hell trying to put them back, trying to line up the long roots of each teeth to go up into the cavities behind my cheeks and face.  I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t open my mouth without them starting to fall out again so I had extreme difficulty trying to tell anyone that all my teeth were broken.

I’ve had dreams about teeth falling out before, just one here or there but never anything this disturbing!  I woke up in the middle of it, thanks to an inconveniently early (0530… who does that btw!?!) text from a friend leaving me feeling excessively anxious and then terribly relieved to discover that my teeth were still in situ and not in fact broken.

Drowning_by_deZane broken teeth falling out dream

Time to let the Internets do the talking…

Broken teeth in a dream are a representation of disruptive challenges and stress. Dreaming of a tooth or teeth breaking can be a warning about a costly compromise you are about to make and the difficulties and misfortune that may result from it. Read more dream interpretations to decipher the meaning of your dream.

Primary dream meaning of broken teeth: Instability and search for balance

Dreaming that your teeth are breaking isn’t generally associated with positive feelings. When you want to find out the meaning of your dream, take it as a useful clue: Because your dream contains imagery and symbols that stimulate negative emotions, it may refer to something disruptive that is undermining your balance in your waking life. How to interpret broken teeth or teeth breaking? A good starting place is to think about what is or could disrupt balance, pleasure, well-being in your life. Seeing broken teeth indicates that your foundations or stability is being challenged. Check how this could refer to a situation or feelings in your waking life to get a key on how to interpret your dream of broken teeth.

Dream interpretation of broken teeth: Questioning reliability & trustworthiness

A broken tooth or breaking teeth in dreams denote that something is unreliable in your life. The dream could point to you or other people. Broken teeth could represent doubts or concerns over the reliability of your health, aging of your body, or physical appearance. This dream symbol could also point to things you have said that may or may not be really trustworthy. A broken tooth or teeth would symbolize guilt you feel about a broken promise or concerns over promises you or others cannot depend on.

Broken tooth, dream symbol for pain and loss

Broken teeth symbolize pain over losing something that is important to you. You may be currently experiencing changes in your life, transitioning from one place or job to another, ending a relationship or working on modifying your habits. Dreaming about teeth breaking is a common symbol for concerns over change and loss. Your dream could point to the fear of getting hurt emotionally and perhaps physically as well by an upcoming situation or by someone.

When dreaming about broken teeth means costly compromises

A dream about teeth breaking can be interpreted as a warning about the cost of a decision or action. You may have or are about to make a choice that compromises with your real needs or desires. Broken teeth may represent the emotional pain that comes with such a choice. A costly compromise is like losing a part of you or denying important needs. Through an image related to the body, a broken tooth or teeth, your dream is most likely pointing to the emotional pain that your decision triggered.

Broken teeth in dreams: An invitation to look at your life direction

A meaning of a dream about teeth breaking could be that you are “breaking” yourself and your sense of balance in order to satisfy others or goals that do not serve you well in the end. Dreaming about broken teeth could be a warning about a course of action you have chosen and its potential drawbacks. A broken teeth dream is an invitation to look at the path you have chosen. Check if you are losing sight of yourself and your true needs by going after some ideals that may not align with who you truly are or by compromising too much to fit with other people’s expectations.

Ahuh, between daily chronic pain, continued infertility and not having more children, prescription drug dependencies and lack of sleep, marital and relationship dysfunction and disharmony, a looming third party injury case and indecisiveness about completing my PhD and well, the direction for my entire life… yeah, none of that shit sounds familiar at all.  🙁

Two cow economics… E-cow-nomics!

You have 2 cows.
You give one to your neighbour

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and gives you some milk

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and sells you some milk

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both and shoots you

You have 2 cows.
The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other, and then
throws the milk away

You have two cows.
You sell one and buy a bull.
Your herd multiplies, and the economy
You sell them and retire on the income

You have two cows.
You sell three of them to your publicly listed company, using letters of credit opened by
your brother-in-law at the bank, then execute a debt/equity swap with an associated general offer so that you get all four cows back, with a tax exemption
for five cows.
The milk rights of the six cows are transferred via an intermediary to a Cayman Island Company secretly owned by the majority shareholder who sells the rights to all seven cows back to your listed company.
The annual report says the company owns eight cows, with an option on one more. You sell one cow to buy a new president of the United States , leaving you with nine cows. No balance sheet provided with the release.
The public then buys your bull.

You have two giraffes.
The government requires you to take harmonica lessons.

You have two cows.
You sell one, and force the other to
produce the milk of four cows.
Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why
the cow has dropped dead.

You have two cows. You borrow lots of euros to build barns, milking sheds, hay stores, feed sheds,
dairies, cold stores, abattoir, cheese unit and packing sheds.
You still only have two cows.

You have two cows.
You go on strike, organise a riot, and block the roads, because you want three

You have two cows.
You redesign them so they are one-tenth the size of an ordinary cow and produce
twenty times the milk.
You then create a clever cow cartoon image called a Cowkimona and
market it worldwide.

You have two cows,
but you don’t know where they are.
You decide to have lunch.

You have 5000 cows. None of them belong to you.
You charge the owners for storing them.

You have two cows.
You have 300 people milking them.
You claim that you have full employment, and high bovine productivity.
You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation.

You have two cows.
You worship them.

You have two cows.
Both are mad.

Everyone thinks you have lots of cows.
You tell them that you have none.
No-one believes you, so they bomb the ** out of you and invade your country.
You still have no cows, but at least you are now a Democracy.

You have two cows.
Business seems pretty good.
You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate.

You have two cows.
The one on the left looks very attractive…

two cow economics e-cow-nomics

Pope Francis Tweets

I saw a tweet from Pope Francis on my Twitter feed this morning. A missive from the Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God – it was his third tweet apparently and has been retweeted thousands of times already.

social media and the vatican

A humble and thoughtful sentiment from someone we are being told is a simple and humble person.  So I clicked to expand it and see what sort of responses the Pope, head of the wealthiest and most influential organizations on the planet was getting…

social media and the vatican

I should have known. Of course the masses (pun intended) are going to be disrespectful to an extremely public figure if they are able to interact directly with that public figure.  And not everyone is Catholic and/or Christian so why should they defer to a little old Argentinian man who lives in Rome who they’ve never met and are never likely to meet.  But it made me wonder how many ‘followers’ (on Twitter, not in the Church) did the Pope have?  And how many of his followers would be trolls like this guy, following along so they could poke fun from a safe distance.

vatican catholic church and social media Holy snappin’ duck shit!  Over two million followers after barely two weeks in office and having barely tweeted twice before!  Impressive.  But I guess that’s to be expected though when you have a pre-existing, financially sustaining, membership of nearly 40% of global population.  Actually I thought it would be much higher, but perhaps many of the Pope’s flock don’t have great wifi access.

Then I noticed that Pope Francis is himself only following eight people… now surely as the leader of an enormous Church, he’s not supposed to follow anyone, except perhaps maybe God, but I was curious to see who those eight were, so I thought I would check out who he was following…

vatican catholic church socia media

Turns out Pope Francis is following only himself.  Eight times. In Eight different languages.  What a disappointment.  I was kinda hoping he might be following eight influential world leaders, or eight important thinkers, or eight renown philanthropists.  Or maybe as his tweet says he should be following, the poor, the weak and the vulnerable?  Who knows.  Anyway you look at it, the Vatican plus social media equals  a veritable ecclesiastical minefield – open to direct and immediate backlash from people; believers, agnostics, atheists and aggressive antagonists. Glad I’m not on the PR team responsible for his Twitter feed.

The Outback in Space

Commander Chris Hadfield, currently posted on the International Space Station has a Twitter account, God bless his cotton socks, and every day he posts up the most amazing pictures of the earth from space for us mere mortals rooted on the ground to admire… and to dream about.

international space station happy snaps photos

“Taking pictures of the Outback from space is like unearthing ancient cave paintings.”

international space station photos
“Tonight’s Finale Our Moon, forever to be graced by the footprints of twelve brave men.”

pictures from international space station“Mexican volcano with airliner contrail for artistic emphasis.”

photos from the international space station“From Ontario to Superior, the Great Lakes in mid-March, as-seen from Earth orbit.”

photos of international space station
“A fan of sand in Oman. From space you can see which way the Omani wind blows.”
pictures from the international space station“Enormous eddy off the Italian coast.”
photos from international space station“Inside the Cupola in the shadow of the Earth, our nighttime.
Very cool photo by Kevin Ford.”

pics from outer space international station“Happy Pi Day! The iconic Manicouagan meteor crater has a diameter of 300 km. What’s its area?”

snow pics from international space station“Crazed patchwork of farms in Central Asia,
a monochromatic 3D hallucination in the snow.”

pics from international space station“Folkestone and Dover. Both the White Cliffs and the ferryboat tracks
are visible from space.”
pics from the international space station“Success! For months we tried to get a clear photo of Minsk, Belarus,
hometown of happy crewmate Oleg Novitsky”

photos from international space station“Wicked geology laid bare in Northeast Africa.”

Sometimes I really love the internet and this era we are seeing in.  I can’t imagine what will be possible for our kids…