I had a dream about Jelena last night. It was somewhat embarrassing, so I'll leave out some of the details...
I was at a bus-stop in Birmingham. I recalled how I had attended the DFS Classic "last year", so in the dream it must have been 2005.
It was quite crowded at the bus-stop, and Jelena was there. It was an extremely hot day, and she was bathed in smooth, shiny sweat. I couldn't resist taking a candid photo or three on my digital camera.
But when Jelena saw me taking photos, she took me for a paparazzo and asked me to hand over my camera. I refused to do so in case she had inherited her father's habit of smashing mobile phones!
I can remember saying the following things to Jelena in my dream:
"Do you realise this is the first time I've ever talked to a player of whom I'm a fan? In fact this is the first time any
tennis-player has ever spoken to me!"
"Good luck for Birmingham, and of course Wimbledon. You will
do better than last year [i.e. 2004]."
I don't remember any actual words that Jelena said in this conversation. I do remember that I couldn't bring myself to address her as "Jelena"
According to Joseph Griffin's book The Origin of Dreams
, if you see someone in a dream and recognise their face, they're actually a symbolic representation of someone else. They're only themself if you don't see them but you feel their presence. Well I both felt Jelena's presence and saw her, but she looked more like Maria Kirilenko.
Earlier in the dream, a coquettish girl called Julia Tulyaganova (she doesn't exist outside of my dream) had tried to chat me up when I was on the toilet!
Dr. Andrew Broad