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Your Dreams: Lauren Lawrence analyzes readers' dreams

Clothing is an extension of the self, a sort of second skin. The clothes being ripped may signify an emotional state being in tatters.

Clothing is an extension of the self, a sort of second skin. The clothes being ripped may signify an emotional state being in tatters.


I am a 90-year-old widow in good health. I recently dreamed that I opened my closet and saw that all of my clothing had been ripped to shreds. Dresses on their hangers had been cut lengthwise into strips as though someone had used scissors. Shirts were off their hangers torn and strewn around the floor. Even scarves and nightgowns had been cut. I started throwing them at my deceased husband. What does this dream mean?

Alayne G., Hollywood, Fla.

Analysis: It is important to note that clothing is an extension of the self, an outer covering, a second skin, if you will. As such, the ripped garments reflect your sense of self at this moment in time. The death of your husband may have left you in emotional tatters. You may feel less protected in the world, naked and vulnerable to the elements. The throwing of clothes is symbolic: It reveals the wish to slough your skin like snakes do when they uncover a new, younger body.


I dreamed I was in this tent that connected to other tents horizontally. I was intrigued that I was able to walk through the walls of these apartments and not pay attention to the people within them. Then some old lady got mad at me for making something dirty in her home. When I tried to exit her wall I was shocked I couldn’t walk through walls anymore. I thought it was because of her angry negative energy. Please interpret this dream.

Tim Milkovic, Brooklyn

Analysis: Walking through walls reveals the wish for self empowerment. Quite literally, it is the wish to get by in life. But this wish is conflicted. The deeper need is to be strong enough to recognize and dispel the negative energy of anger and/or indifference and accept responsibility for your actions. In other words, you may desire to delve beneath surface consciousness and sort out the psyche’s deeper layers of meaning.

LET LAUREN INTERPRET YOUR DREAM! Send your name, address and dream details to yourdreams@nydailynews.com.


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