I've been having a recurring dream recently. Which is odd as usually I don't remember my dreams let alone have recurring ones.
It's in a huge basement of a private members bathing club. There are low ceilings and hundreds of interconnecting rooms and passageways. There are individual bathrooms - candle-lit, plush red velvet, Victorian tubs, white porcelain, ornate gold taps - each tub filled with deep red blood. Two attendants, dressed in opulent finery wait in every room. These men are obvious to me as servants, formally dressed. I am lead weaving through the maze of rooms corridors trying to find one that's free. Peering into each room, all seem occupied. Eventually we find a vacant room where I bathe. Sitting upright in the blood.
So what's all that about then?
Apparently: "Blood in dreams is rarely a well-received image, unless it is connected with an anger object. The blood of another in this case may reflect seeing oneself as ultimately victorious. Most times, blood represents depletion, injury, or death. This depletion may be physical, or it may reflect the loss of other essential resources, including emotional or financial assets." Oh, dear.
I shall take some comfort from Blanche Deveroe (in the Golden Girls): I feel like I'm in the middle of an awful dream. But I know it's not a dream cuz there are no boy dancers.