My PT listened, then asked if I'd had the dream interpreted. There are websites that do this, she told me. Fascinating. I can't imagine what it would take to write a program that would be able to take a few words and give a person insight into their dreams. Why not give it a try?
I plugged the words: "hiking," "climbing," "scaling wire fence" into the field and hit "go." Here's what one site came up with:
"To dream of a wire represents the short, but very frequent, journeys you take. To dream of a rusty or old wire is a representation of your short temper." For the record, the wire fence in my dream was not rusty. But I wonder, are these the journeys I take to see the PT and my doctor?
This kind of fence, except not covered with snow.
"To dream that you are climbing to the top of a fence suggests success. If you make it over the fence, then this suggests that you will achieve success and fulfill your dreams by means that may not be necessarily positive." What nefarious things might I do to assure my novel (in progress) gets published? If I offend you on my journey to success, I apologize in advance.
"Hiking is very difficult, as it requires endurance, persistence. and perseverance. To dream that you're hiking signifies the progress you have made in your life. You are focused on your goal." Hiking is not difficult, unless it is. I have, indeed, made progress.
Then I plugged in "bicycle" and this is what they said:
"To dream that you are riding a bicycle means that you are feeling confused and unsteady. You should achieve harmony between all aspects of your life if you want to reach your goals. If you have difficulties riding the bicycle, then it implies that you doubt your ability to achieve success without assistance. To see a bicycle in your dream suggests that you should involve yourself in more relaxing and entertaining endeavors."
I think maybe I need to try a different dream interpretation site. Or, maybe I should accept my original theory that the dreams mean I want my shoulder to get better so that it's strong enough that I can climb fences, swing from trees and ride my mountain bike. I don't know what my novel has to do with climbing fences, but it does feel like a challenging journey.