Many of which are forgotten, lost and overlooked; traditions and history hold something magical nevertheless.
That is how the ones that came before us and already plunged into the depths of earth, communicate with the present still, hoping to be understood, craving for life.
That is why, I loved it when my grandmother started telling me about this prayer that is supposed to be told when one has had a dream. According to her, the tradition has it that the dream should be told, during the day and never at night, to water, that is somehow in flow, after saying this particular prayer first:
Flowing waters, selam aleyküm
Waters who see the moon, and the sun
I've come to you, the water
I've come to see your sacred face.
May a wish of yours arrive in Cennet*,
May another wish arrive in Kâbe**,
I've had a dream,
(Inshallah) may it bring blessings.
Then you can tell your dream.
Here is a dream, that I will tell now, to Su***:
I am outside, in the woods.
A red fox, closeby, starts to make circles around me.
It comes closer and closer,
Finally manages to touch me slightly, magnetizing me.
A portion of my hair raises up in return, becoming a fox's tail.
I walk away assured, knowing that now, I've got something special.
*Cennet means Heaven in Turkish, another version of this, possibly its origin, is Jannat in Persian. Both can be given as female names in corresponding countries.
** Kâbe: Kaaba of Mecca
*** Means water in Turkish
I've translated the prayer from Turkish to English, but left a few words intact, in the hope of preserving its character. The reason is that some words are Arabic in origin that we use in Turkish as well, and do not translate.
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