I asked if she dreamt of boys (men), and she said no.
It was middle school students who informed me (1994) that they dreamt of ghosts, quishins, which for them are quite scary, which is how they are characterized in Korean ideology.
I dreamt of
a nation that nurtured its language; I dreamt of
a nation where its people knew the words of their anthem; I dreamt of
a nation where its language could be heard in schools and universities; I dreamt of
a nation that governed itself; I dreamt of
a nation where its politicians made decisions without staring nervously across the border; I dreamt of
a nation where its ambassadors sat proudly among a league of nations; I dreamt of
a nation that profited from its huge natural resources; I dreamt of
a nation that had law-making and tax-raising powers; I dreamt of
a nation that had its own currency; I dreamt of
a nation whose followers of football embraced their national league; I dreamt of a nation that was united by way of a motorway running north to south.
Four different women, two patients and two friends, have told me something close to this: "I dreamt of
Jim--my boyfriend--but he looked very much like my father (or he changed into someone like my father).