Summer 1992 • Vol. XIV No. 3 NonfictionJuly 1, 1992 |

The Interpretation of Dreams

And they said one to another, Behold, this dreamer cometh. Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast has devoured him; and we shall see what will become of his dreams. Genesis 37.19-20 All dreams are dependent on the interpretation given to them. Midrash Rabbah Take me, take me, I am coming down to you. Yes, all our arms are outstretched, we almost have you, just a little farther. Come on, our brother. A trail of bubbles above me, I pull myself hand over hand—weeds thicker than a father's arms, rooted somewhere in the invisible silted floor, offer themselves swaying. I gather strength and kick straight downward. Am I there yet. Are you enclosing me. Yes, it is so enjoyable here, heated, bowel-like, golden, shimmering, green.   When you arrive and join us we will begin our journey, we are all going to be rich, we are only waiting for you. ❦ Our first fathers are alive in dream-time. The

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By Alicia Ostriker

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