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“So what did you dream about?”

Janette and I have been married for almost nine years. This question has started the majority of our days. She almost always wins for the sheer lunacy of her escapes in the dreamscape.

So when she says things like, “Yeah, I finally found the public restroom in my dream, but then a bunch of Asian businessmen kicked down the door and started dancing in a big line,” I don’t really get surprised anymore.

But yesterday when I asked, she said: “I had the dream again.” And she’ll tell you I’m lying, but I swear she smacked her lips. But she’s the one who named herself “Utensila.

“What dream?” I asked.

“Oh, the one where there are too many people in the house and so I crawl through the lazy susan cupboards into the chocolate cave.”

“Into the chocolate cave?” I asked.


“The chocolate cave on the other side of the lazy Susan cupboard?”


“Do you eat the chocolate?”

“Oh no. It’s where I go to think.”

And after nearly nine years of thinking I’d heard it all, I was stumped again with nothing to say.

Any interpretations on this dream, geniuses?


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  • wannabe May 10, 2010, 2:18 am

    i do not get it :-S but then again, i never understand any of my dreams at all…

  • Michele Nicholls May 10, 2010, 2:20 am

    I suspect most women can relate to the concept of a ‘chocolate cave’ being a safe, comforting place to go & think! Apparently chocolate gives us ‘happy’ hormones, related to the post-orgasmic ones, so that would be a very nice space to be in! Chocolate, anyone?!

    • Josh Hanagarne May 10, 2010, 9:51 am

      I think my favorite part of it all is that it’s on the other side of our kitchen cupboard.

  • Tomas May 10, 2010, 5:50 am

    Does she like to eat chocolate while thinking about stuff in real life? Has she any issues with chocolate?

    I once saw a dream where I was in love with a girl (haven’t been in real life yet). I was so pissed off when I woke up! It’s wonderful how dreams feel 100 % true when you see them.

  • Farnoosh ~ Prolific Living May 10, 2010, 7:28 am

    Chocolate is comfort food and it brings happiness and maybe she’d been craving it lately but didn’t have any at the house – she also may feel really crowded with you around the house so she needed a quiet place to think about things – so naturally she goes to where the chocolate is both for peace of mind and for satisfying her craving. ;)!
    Plus, our dreams have nothing to do with how well we know someone – trust me, my husband stopped being shocked with mine….!

    • Josh Hanagarne May 10, 2010, 9:50 am

      You could be right. I just love it that the place she goes to think is made of chocolate.

  • ami May 10, 2010, 8:24 am

    Mmmmmm, chocolate cave. Are there donuts in the chocolate cave? Does she invite guests?

    Sometimes dreams are just dreams. I used to have a recurring dream about holding one of those jumbo Snickers bars and getting ready to take a bite (always woke up after unwrapping and before biting). Sure hope that didn’t mean anything.

  • Srinivas Rao May 10, 2010, 8:45 am

    I’ve always said you shouldn’t trust people who don’t like chocolate. But if she’s entering a cave of chocolate, clearly she’s extremely trustworthy :). Anybody who would dream of an entire cave of chocolate must be like chocolate.

    • Josh Hanagarne May 10, 2010, 9:49 am

      I’m not a fan of chocolate, but I would like to see the cave.

      • Robby G May 10, 2010, 5:49 pm

        Not a fan of chocolate? To be honest, I can’t really stand dark chocolate. Milk chocolate on the other hand is something else.

        • Josh Hanagarne May 10, 2010, 5:50 pm

          I don’t hate it, but it would never be my first choice.

  • My guess is that she was really hungry before she went to bed and she probably drinks coffee or has caffiene too close to bed time.

    I am not a huge believer in the interpretation of dreams. I believe that they are a make-up of your daily experiences and things that are bothering you.

    -Joshua Black
    The Underdog Millioaire

    • Josh Hanagarne May 10, 2010, 9:49 am

      I can’t remember the last time I saw Janette drink any caffeine.

  • Larissa May 10, 2010, 10:13 am

    That sounds like an amazing dream. . lol! 🙂 Has she read any of the Narnia books recently? That is the hope of all of us, right? That one day we will discover a secret door that leads to some magical place of escape?! Mine would never be through our kitchen cabinets, though. . . I’m too afraid to put my arm all the way back there. 🙂

  • Janette Hanagarne May 10, 2010, 11:31 am

    It’s so totally like the wardrobe in Narnia! But I think that’s where the similarities end. Just a cave on the other side. Think regular cave, but instead of water dripping and pooling, it’s chocolate instead. Kind of messy.

    • Larissa May 10, 2010, 11:52 am

      hahaha, awesome! It was like a giant fondue fountain!! Okay, next time you have this dream, remember to bring toothpicks and goodies! 🙂

  • Randy Hauer May 10, 2010, 11:32 am

    I thought for a minute you were going to say that she went through a door in the chocolate cave and find herself in Adam Glass’s dome a la “Being John Malkovich”.


  • Alisha May 10, 2010, 11:57 am

    I want a chocolate cave even if it was in my dream! The kind of dreams I have involve things like cockroaches, strange smells and men in gas suits knocking down my door. Not nearly as pleasant!

  • Armen Shirvanian May 10, 2010, 12:08 pm

    Hi Josh.

    It’s pretty hard to beat chocolates for their flavor action. You get like a chocolate raspberry truffle and then bam you are eating delight. Candies are terrible, but chocolates sure can be good.

    I’m not so sure what was happening in the dream, but if there was a chocolate cave, it would be good to bring some sort of scooping device and pack the chocolate into a bag or box to take home.

  • Jodi Kaplan May 10, 2010, 2:58 pm

    Well, I hope that next time Janette visits the chocolate cave, she invites the readers of your blog to come visit. 🙂

    I could use a chocolate cave right now. Terrible, awful, horrible, bad day.

    • Josh Hanagarne May 10, 2010, 5:51 pm

      I will have her invite you tonight. I hope things are going better now.

  • Daisy May 10, 2010, 6:20 pm

    Okay, here goes: the Lazy Susan represents craziness and chaos, a world that goes round and round. The chocolate cave represents security. She doesn’t need to eat it; it’s just a sweet, safe place.

    I suggest you bring baby and join your wife there. 🙂

  • Patty - Why Not Start Now? May 13, 2010, 1:56 am

    Hey Josh – I couldn’t resist this one. I just finished six months of training in dream pattern analysis, so if Janet ever wants to explore it in depth, just have her email me. I’m always looking for dreams to practice with.