Emily Yacina: Do you have any weird recurring dreams?
Emily Cross: I’m not sure I would call them weird, but I do have a recurring dream. They’re slightly different every time, but all revolve around tornadoes or ominous storms. Most of the time I am driving, and slowly multiple tornadoes will form. I’m never sucked up into one… I’m always just trying to get away… and trying to find a safe place to hide. They are very high anxiety dreams. I wake up with my jaw clenched tight. I have had this kind of dream for as long as I can remember. My mom believes that in a past life I was killed by a tornado, and these dreams are sort of regressions.
Is there anything like that following you around?
EY: I’ve had dreams throughout my life where I connect with big animals. I’ve had one where I’m in the ocean and I can see a huge whale in the distance, and at first I’m really scared, but then it comes closer and it’s smiling at me. I’ve had similar ones where I’m in a field and I watch as a giant bear comes closer and I’m crying but when it gets to me it lets me pet it and we are bonded. I’ve had dreams like this with lions and bulls, too. Their size is always prevalent in the dream. I’m not sure what this could mean or if it means anything at all.