Well, I've developed a fear of death lately, but luckily I don't dream about it!
As for the other symbols?
Cats? Bring 'em on. Cats are taking over things in our house and I don't mind. Look, she's seized control of the remote. Today the TV, tomorow the world!
Nudity? The nightmare would be for the person who saw me.
Crashes? Well I worry about car and airplane crashes when I am conscious, but I don't dream about them.
Storms? When I lived in a house where the street flooded, I had nightmares about it. Now...I've had a tree fall my house during a storm but storms don't bother me in my sleep anymore.
Hell? I don't believe in it, so no problem there. One of the benefits of being a non-believer.
Bugs? he earwig that crawled down my pants when I went to the restroom last week? Freaked me out in real life. Again, no dreams.
Only losing teeth seriously bothers me. It's my most common bad dream, followed by a few others:
Losing teeth. This was always the worst. The teeth are all squiggly and wiggly and fall out like Jeff Goldblum's in The Fly. I confess, this dream has decreased in frequency since I've been going to the dentist on a regular basis.
The Frustration Dream: you know, you struggle and struggle and nothing goes right. I continue to have this one occasionally.Finding out I have a final for a class I've never been to. -- this was a common dream throughout high school, college, and even into my 20s and 30s. I welcomed my 40s because it stopped.
Witches in the sewers of San Francisco. I'm SERIOUS!! This was my earliest repeating nightmare, in kindergarten and grade school. It was so vivid, I remembered it for years (but now it's gone). It took place in San Francisco, where my mother and I lived at my aunt's house between my parents' divorce and moving to my great-uncle's in Grover
By the way, did anyone see A Nightmare on Elm Street at Halloween? Being sucked down into my bed would be pretty bad. Unless Johnny Depp was already there. But you know, Mrs. G's got dibs.
So I'm wondering -- what's in your dreams?