In what everyone agrees are trying economic times, I guess all sources of income - once legitimate - are par for the course. Here in Jamaica additional sources extends to dreams as well! It's not uncommon it seems to be asked ' so is what yu dream see las' night' or for someone to be walking on the road and 'seeing a sign' (i.e. something out of the ordinary) and decide that they too must interpret this and buy 'lotto', i.e. the lottery.
Of course interpretation of dreams are nothing new - in any culture - but in Jamaica, yes, they have money making possibilities. Saw a locally produced dream guide today and was quite intrigued. There was :
- A 'lotto man' which was the features of a body with each body part corresponding to a number;
- A numbers chart from 1 to 36 with each number representing several things, for example number 33 represented big house, church, God, stadium and boat, while 22 was pain, nurse, white woman and diamond. Go figure.
- Millennium mega dreams for Pick 3 ( a game involving the correct selection of 3 numbers)
- Meaning of the letters of the alphabet - e.g. A - 1, 5, 40; P - 3, 20, 28 and Z - 13, 19, 27
- Millennium mega dreams for drop pan (aka Cash Pot) & lotto - arranged alphabetically! Some interesting ones :
- Aircraft - 29
- American - 27, 31,
- Belly - 8, 7,
- Brain (healthy) - 3, 29
- Brain (sick) - 9, 22
- British - 28 ( did check for Ghanaian but no luck - not yet included in the dictionary it seems)
- Crazy (a little) - 1
- Safety pin - 18
- Water - 6
- Young girl - 16
Of course now feeling sorry that I am not one who dreams on a regular basis but for the rest of you who do - sweet dreams!