The content of the story is not a dream; wait a second, it might well be one, just as our existence might be. Some say the universe is expanding, others think it is getting smaller, while some think that time for its existence is but a fleeting moment. Not sure but we are along for the ride anyhow.
Vanessa has no deep meaning, it is not a sex story or despoils young girls, man seems to do that in abundance already. It is in our own minds and hearts that we revel in or punish ourselves for how we live our lives. We live, we learn we try again to reach our goal. Thanks for reading.