17 Jul



Anna-Maria had been downloading secret documents online that would help us drop out of school. The police noticed and we were both sentenced to 2 years in prison. Since we were ungerage, we had to wait till we got out of school. Since I was going to artschool after regular school my parents told me that I didn't have to go to prison until I got out of art school.

When I quit school, the police was going to do a check-up on us. Anna-Maria went to prison without any questions asked. The police put some prisoner clothes on me and I wondered how I should say that I was going to art school for 2 years and that they couldn't do this yet.

The prison was in Gottsunda centrum, so I went to the theatre where I met the people I went to drama class with. They stared sceptically at my prisoner outfit. I went to Matilda and asked her if she could help me. She just stared at me and asked;
-Why would I do that!?
I realized that they all thought I must have done something to deserve to go to prison and they looked at me with disgust in their eyes.
-Yeah, I see what you mean, said I and walked to the prison cell and the door shut behind me.

Anna-Maria was there and we started to socialize with our new roomates.
-I'm glad that you're here with me. I would be much harder to go trough without a friend, said I.
-Yeah, and I'd rather be a part of your social circle than have to suck up to these people. Who are they even? Said Anna-Maria so everyone could hear and i shivered with shame.
-We are all a part of the same social circle, right? said I. A guy with alot of facial hair tunred to me and smiled a genuinely warm smile.
-Of course.

Then I started thinking about what I'd do with all my time. I thought that maybe I could practice drawing, because there was nothing else to do. After a few hours I'd been drawing constantly and felt bored with it and wanted to go home. It felt like it had already been 2 years, but not even 1 day had passed.


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  • Maria Carla Cernuto
    Professional Reflector

    Maria Carla Cernuto

    Posted on Jul 17, 2017

    Hi Matilda! If this were my dream I would think it may be addressing feeling restricted (prison) by the left brain dominant school system and my longing for the freedom to explore/express my creativity/right brain (art class, drama and drawing). Alternately, I would consider the ways I may feel guilty or ashamed of something I may have said or done, or fear I may get caught for having done something I may feel ashamed of. I would ask myself, "How has some waking life drama left me feeling excluded or rejected, and my dream is showing me the value of true friendship and mutual support? How does my dream suggest its time to surround myself with other creative people?"