When the dream focuses on what is beside you, explore whether it is on the right or left side. If it appears on the right side – the symbol or person can represent the ‘old way’ or habitual patterns of thought. If it is on the left side – it can suggest the ‘new way’ or the road not taken, asking you to explore the traits of the person or qualities of the symbol as a clue about a new approach. See Placement and Perspective.