I feel the need to preface this post by saying that I'm not really one to interpret dreams - maybe I should be, I don't know. All I know is last night I had a pretty horrific vivid dream that I feel the need to write about I guess as a form of purging.
I was bushwalking with other people along a wooded path - everyone else was up in front and I saw them walking past a huge python, having handled pythons before I wasn't too concerned I figured as long as I didn't bother him he wouldn't bother me. As I went to walk past he raised himself up and brought his head right up to my face - I had to put my arm up to protect myself and it took all my strength to prevent him coming closer to my head. This was one huge python and somehow I think it was talking to me and making a deal with me, I have no idea what the deal was. It's a bit foggy but I think I agreed to the deal and then having no thoughts of following through on the deal I started to run to get away. Everyone up in front had stopped and was looking at me - most significantly there was a person I grew up with there - she is one of those people who pushes all my buttons (I ran into her walking the other day), she has a husband, 2 children and lovely suburban lifestyle and she bugs me big time. Not so much because of that - but I just find her incredibly insensitive and annoying and condescending. She is not the type of person I would ever be friends with now but we grew up together and it's one of those family friends things. Every Christmas my family (parents and sister's family) gets together with her family and one other family - everyone but me and one other of my generation now has kids. I just don't go anymore - it's really not a fun place for me to hang out.
Anyway my most vivid recollection from this dream was of her standing safely with her family (along with others) watching me as I ran for my life to get away from this snake, that I could now see was chasing me and gaining on me. I knew it was going to catch me, but there was nothing I could do and everyone else was too safe and secure with their families to even consider helping me.