OR did he correctly interpret what you subconsciously were trying to say but didn't consciously know you were.
OR is he full of shit.
To me, that is what art is supposed to do.
A picture of a dog is not just a picture of a dog.
It's a picture of what the viewer feels about dogs, his dog, his long lost dog, the dog he wants to buy, the dog that bit him, the dog that he has sexual interest in.....