So, I had this weird dream where David Cassidy is strutting across a stage, fronting for Led Zeppelin while they are jamming The Lemon Song. Weirder still is that David is doing one of his stock moves from a Partridge Family performance, and the whole thing seems to fit. I have come to understand that dreams have a symbolic logic that are generally impenetrable, except for the few who are initiated into the mysteries of the subconscious; even so, I am going to take a stab at its meaning.
A few years ago a couple of movies came out about The Partridge Family. In one of these movies there was a subplot about the conflict between David’ desire to be a genuine musician and bona fide rockstar, and his becoming a victim of the teen-idol-making machine such that he became an icon of saccharin rock. The result of this conflict was that he increasingly became disillusioned and embittered by his own fame. Obviously, the movie left an impression upon me, as I am recounting it for you in this post, and I am thinking that this impression has made its way into my subconscious where Mr. Cassidy functions as a symbol for lost dreams and aspirations. In light of all this, I would say that my dream is about redemption, for in the landscape of my subconscious he has attained his dream and become the apotheosis of a rockstar: he has become the lead singer of the mighty Led Zeppelin.
In closing, I want to ask if anybody else sees other possibilities for what this could mean. After all, just because it’ my dream doesn’t mean that I should corner the market on its interpretation, and I would be interested in what fun stuff could be pulled out of this amalgam.