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Mother of Cats

Mil, 26

Tiny Boat on a Frozen LakeLeigh Davies
00:00 / 03:17

One of the strangest dreams I’ve had was when I was at uni. I was in a tiny boat on a frozen lake with my boyfriend at the time. Around the edges of the lake were tiny kittens scrambling to escape the frozen lake. I was scared and wanted to save them but my boyfriend wouldn’t let me. We argued and he tried to take us away from there, leaving the kittens to die…

This dream felt symbolic to me because I associate cats with femininity. It made me realise I felt like my femininity was being ignored, discouraged, and controlled in my life. The kittens symbolised my femininity and sense of self, and the lake felt like my relationship.

…in the end I ran away from him and saved the kittens myself.

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