I had a dream last night that I was swimming in the ocean with a dolphin towards shore. We were both stuck in the same current somehow as we were swimming (except the current was a stream that cut across the waves, like the wake of a boat) so we both had to swim in the same straight path basically. We could kinda of communicate mentally with each other and we had both attempted to swim off to the side to get out of each other’s way but couldn’t. The dolphin needed to jump out of the water into the air, like a whale, maybe to come up for air? But it couldn’t because I was swimming right behind it and if it jumped up like that it would land on me and kill me and it understood that and it also understood that I couldn’t get out from behind it. As we were reaching the shore the dolphin jumped up out of the water but instead of coming back down into the water it threw itself sideways onto the shore so that it became beached and died. Basically the dolphin understood that I was in trouble and sacrificed itself in order to save me. I was profoundly moved by the event in my dream and kept trying to tell the story to people but I can’t remember if anyone wanted to listen to me or not, I think when I tried to tell one person they were upset that I let the dolphin die, even though I didn’t really let the dolphin die, it chose to sacrifice itself.
I would love to know what that means.