This dream I had over a year ago, but I still remembered it. It drives me nuts trying to find out what it means.
The dream featured a friend/love I haven't seen in six years named Eric. He left school when I was in the 8th grade to go to another school. Then I heard a few years later that he left home and that he was possibly homeless or dead. So I started searching for him, asking questions, and basically letting people know that I was looking for him. Well after 5 years of reaching dead ends, I gave up. Then a month later, I had this dream.
I was standing on a balcony in the middle of the night (like after midnight); looking out on what looks like my old high school. Down below, I see my mother, Eric, and a few other people I didn't know. My mother was yelling at me about something, but I wasn't paying attention. My mind was focused on two things.
The first thing I noticed was Eric. His appearance had changed dramatically. For the two years that I knew him, he always wore a black t-shirt, denim shorts, and flip flops. He had curly blond hair and he was stocky-built. He had no piercing or tattoos whatsoever. However, in the dream, he looked punk/gothic. He had a black mohawk, a few piercings (on his eyebrow and nose to be specific), and he wore a black t-shirt with black pants. He lost some weight as well. The only way I knew it was him was his eyes. He always had big, bright, shiny eyes. He seemed to recognize me as well, but neither of us said anything to one another.
The second thing I noticed was where I'm standing. The balcony is connected to my old school. For some reason, my school had been renovated to look like a two-story hotel. I turn around and see a dark, empty (and familiar) classroom.
Knowing that Eric was there (and knowing this could be my only chance to speak with him), I leave the room, go down the hall, go down the stairs (both by the way look normal to me), and enter what use to be the front office. In my dream, its a hotel lobby. No one is behind the lobby desk, but I see lights are on in a few offices. I start looking in each office but I still can't find him. I leave one office to see Eric going down the hall, pushing a janitor cart. I start following him, but he doesn't notice me. I even called out to him, but he didn't hear me.
Then I woke up.
For some reason, I've had this feeling that whatever this dream means, it has to do with Eric. Whether its a sign or some freaky coincidence, I don't know. All I know is that its been bugging me for a year and any insight would be greatly appreciated. I just want to know what it could mean.