Happy Dreams Symbols & Objects

Pingwa, Jia
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Indigo Bush

Happy dreams that he is like a tree growing in the city, and the next day he sees an indigo bush has just been planted in front of his apartment complex. He sees the indigo bush as an omen that his dream would be fulfilled and that his fortunes would grow. The indigo bush represents his potential. The tree is a piece of the rural world flourishing in the concrete city streets. Like a tree in the city, Happy is supplanted from his rural town into the city and promised to grow.

Lucky Magpie Mirror

Happy finds a fragment of a broken mirror that contains what looks to be part of a magpie tail and a branch. He thinks that it is lucky and places it in a prominent place where he could look at himself. The mirror represents a part of the whole. In...

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