I rarely remember my dreams. The ones I do remember are usually tied to feelings of anxiety upon waking. The following dream is not an exception.
I hear the sound of breaking glass, and again. It is the middle of the night and the glass wakes me, I am not sleeping in my bedroom, but go into my bedroom because that's where the sound is coming from. Out of the corner of my eye I see my mother waking from her sleep and she is in my bed - she doesn't say anything, but is looking at the window in the corner. This is where my attention is directed because I can see bullet holes in the glass. As I take a step closer to them to get a better look, another one is made, but I hear no gunshot (a silencer, I think to myself). I turn to run, telling my mother to hide as I do, and I get shot in the ass/leg. The dream starts to deconstruct itself here as my mind replays the action and takes me into different hiding spots: my closet; the master bathroom; the office directly out the door of the bedroom; in different positions, standing, balled up, laying flat on my stomach, crouched to run again. My mother does little to hide, but seems safe and I forget about her. I also get the sense in my dream that the shooter is not someone we know, but he is taking enjoyment in the hunt - it is a random event.
This is the second dream I have had within the last 5-10 years in which many of the details (#) are paralleled. In the original, I was shopping with (1)my mother in a mall and she (2)got shot. I took her home to this secret room in our house(which doesn't exist in real life) and hid (3)her on a bed. I felt responsible somehow and didn't want my father and sister to know that mom was dying. I also happened to be the shooter - which I don't understand because I was walking with my mom and also her shooter from afar. The fourth detail parallel would be the (4)anxiety I felt upon waking - a helplessness. Oh, and probably another detail would be that my (5)mother doesn't talk in either dream.
Have any ideas? I would love to hear them.