We had a dream thread on here several months back (I seem to recall it was something about teeth falling out). I had TWO dreams last night that I was looking for interpretation on.
1. Out of control driving dream: I've had this one several times; I'm driving a car through a storm, and the car is out of control. It usually doesn't have anything to do with the brakes being out or anything, but that the storm is so fierce that I literally cannot stop. I know that out of control car dreams usually mean your life is out of control... but mine is actually stable for the first time in months. I've got a new job, a new apartment, plenty of money saved up to pay bills and whatnot. I've been relatively healthy and I've lost 8 pounds (through healthy eating and increased exercise) in the past month. Best I can figure is that the storm might represent alcoholism (which I've been worried about developing), and the out of control part is not really knowing where I'm going in life... but that doesn't seem to fit quite right, as I'm not worried about where I'm going, but staying on the road.
2. Repeatedly trying to save a (usually fictional) person from a tragic fate: Last night I had an odd dream where I was trying to save Faith from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" after a demon cursed her to commit suicide. The dream kept repeating, with me trying to change the circumstances so that she wouldn't kill herself; finally ended with me taking her place. It's odd in several ways, since it's been years since I watched the series, and I always felt Faith was a jerk (and as far as I know, she never died in the series; at least, I never got to a season when she did). Back when I was a tween, I had a similar dream about saving a Final Fantasy character. I've had other dreams about saving presidents like Lincoln or Kennedy, and a few about saving high school friends (real, amalgamations, or fictional) from either a disaster, self-inflicted wounds, or even bullying. Sounds like a hero complex combined with pessimism about actually succeeding, but it seems odd to me that the people are often fictional, or ones I've never met/liked.
Also, I'm curious what other kinds of recurring dreams people have.