I dream of…. Ukuleles??

I’ve had some weird dreams lately.

Now, usually I can link something in the dream to an event or person from the previous day. How the event or person ends up in some bizarre-o world which strongly resembles a Salvador Dalí painting is beyond me. (I’ve also given up on figuring out the Dalí-style dream aspect. Beats me).

But this time I am stumped.

So here is the dream:

I am in someone’s house (not sure who’s house) and they have piled a bunch of stuff on tables that they are planning to throw away. I scan the room and acknowledge that most of it is junk that deserves the trash bin. But then I start to notice some awesome antiques hidden within the trash. First I spy an old wooden table clock. The wood is carved, the clock winds, and it’s all old and full of history. I love it. Excited by my find, I look around for more. I see an dusty, odd shaped case. It’s kind of like a violin case but weird shaped. I open the case and one side of it is empty — I feel defeated. But then! I look at the other side of the case… and in it… is a UKULELE.

The ukulele makes me insanely happy. My dream-self is SO SO SO excited about this tiny instrument. In my dream, I think to myself that maybe I can learn to play this ridiculously small instrument. I struggled to learn to play the guitar in college, but the ukulele! — this would be different. Why hadn’t I thought of this earlier?? At this point, I have pretty much forgotten about the clock full of history. The only important thing is the ukulele (which – by the way – was entirely too small for the case it was in). I hold the ukulele and I smile at it.

Then I wake up.

OK. What on earth does a dream about the ukulele mean? I have never even touched a ukulele in real life. I’ve never even thought about a ukulele — unless I’m watching the muppets and Kermit is playing it, obviously.

Dream dictionary websites have little to say about ukuleles (and can I really blame them? How often do people dream about such an obscure instrument?).

Usually I brush off dreams. But for some reason this one made a huge impression on me. That ukulele was obviously pretty damn important to me in that dream and I want to know WHY.

Please feel free to offer any possible meanings for me to ponder over. Thanks. 🙂


OK maybe I can see why I was so excited about the ukulele after watching this:


About kellchris

I'm an artist and art therapy student. When I'm not painting or experimenting with ceramics, I'm usually hiking, cooking, or making the big bucks bartending. View all posts by kellchris

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