He'd just seen a movie about aliens.
In his dream, he found an orphan alien baby. It was weak and alone and he was desperate to save it. Nobody around him knew how to take care of it. He felt helpless. He wanted to see this baby live.
Our conversation revealed that he was in a new college situation and was feeling out of his depth. I suggested *he* was the alien baby -- and perhaps this was an unconscious request for him to attend to what his basic needs were in this new and vulnerable situation. And to not be harsh with himself as he figured things out -- to be as patient and understanding with himself and his needs as he would be with a newborn.
He seemed relieved by the interpretation and also seemed to agree.
The Dream .Case is a collection of sleeping dreams collected in person via my Dream .Booth or submitted online.