26 October 1995: Drugs, Poison and Food / Diplomatic Worries
get an album of Herman Brood. It's 'Sphritsz', one of his earlier albums. I turn around and notice that I'm in a large room, slightly larger than a big classroom. There are people sitting all over the room. In the opposite corner I see Rudi Carrell standing. I'm surprised. He sings a song in German. It's about eating and drinking and in the end about too much eating and drinking.
Comments: I got this dream in response to my question where my worsening stomach and shoulder pains and my itching ankles came from. The dream features two celebrities, namely Herman Brood and Rudi Carell.
Herman Brood is a Dutch rockstar and painter. He has been enormously popular in my teenage years. The one thing which makes him really stand out is his unbelievable use of drugs. He is a very heavy drinker, he uses heroine, speed, XTC, cocaine, you name it, in supplier quantities! Word is that some medical researchers are already fighting for the rights of his body. He should have been dead decades ago. The album I get in my dreams refers to this use of drugs (Spritzen means to inject in German). Having been a teenage idol Herman Brood has turned up in my dreams before.
So there you have the title theme 'Drugs, Poison and Food' of this dream, connecting drugs (poison) and food and too much food. Since this dream I started watching what I eat again. Perhaps I should even use a macro-biotic diet, which I don't find very attracting.
The dream also gives a hint for a second theme as captured by the subtitle 'Diplomatic Worries'. This is where the surprising appearance of Rudi Carrell comes in. He was a very famous tv showmaster at the time I was just getting out of my diapers. Not to say the most famous one in the Netherlands at the time. He didn't like it that much here and he moved to Germany. There he became a big star very soon also.
As you may know the relationship between the Netherlands and Germany is a hard one. Most people have never forgiven Rudi Carrell his betrayal. Rudi Carrell seems to be a rather outspoken guy, in some sense he means trouble. He did make the news in probably the whole of Europe a few years ago by jeopardizing the German-Arabic relationships. He had offended the Arabic culture in one of his shows and they took it very, very seriously.
I had several slightly different interpretations of the role of Rudi Carrell in this dream. A follow-up dream acknowledged my interpretation of unintegrated parts of my psyche fighting each other. Or more precise: one of the unintegrated parts makes it self painfully known