I have reocurring symbols in my dream. Almost every night I can remember for the last 3 years I have dreamt about water and staircases. I am not always in the water - only when it's calm. When it's the ocean - it's violent and people are usually dead or dying. I have to run a specific path, sometime it's an obstacle coarse, but there are always stairs. They go up extremely high and have some amusement park ride. Or they go down to another level. Some times they are ecsalators. Other times they're wide Victorian staircase.
If you had any imput or therories I would love to hear them.