November 20, 2021

not so dreamy dreams

Last night I had the strangest dream. (Actually it was two nights and one weekend ago, which makes it harder to remember the details, but I've been singing this ever since) I sailed away to China in a little row boat to find you and you said you had to get your laundry cleaned...

As for the dream, well, in that dream I died in a plane crash. I've never actually died in any of my dreams before, and I woke up kind of freaked out by the fact that this time I had. I thought you couldn't die in your dreams unless you were going to die in real life, and yes, we are all going to die in real life, so when I woke up to find myself still alive, I was very much relieved. Now, the other strange thing was I that I saw the date of my dream, and it was 11.22.05. (I know I'm not flying that day.) After I died, it wasn't like I was gone, I had an all access pass to wander backstage for the show we call life, and I could see everyone, but nobody could see me.

I remember other details, but they aren't all that relevant to the bigger picture. Dream interpretation is an individual business, with different books telling you different things about the same word. For example, when I looked up death (plane crash was much harder to find), one book told me that it meant change, while an online site didn't have an explanation for one's own death, but did have something about the deaths of others and it had nothing to do with change (see, maybe you're not really supposed to be able to die in your own dreams?)

This dream was the first one I remembered with crystal clear clarity in a long, long time. And it was the first time, in a long, long time, that I physically popped up from a dream in order to end it.

I never did the Radio Chick radio show (note: redundant use of word radio). I had this guttural instinct this morning that something had happened to the show, but I didn't have any messages when it was time to go, so I hopped on the trains to get there at noon. When we got there we found out the Chick had been cancelled from Sirius Satellite Radio because she was defecting to NY- Terrestrial-Soon-To-Be-Former-Alternative-Rock Radio Station, K-Rock.

Strange to show up for a show that isn't showing. But not as strange as this weekend. *story will end here to build suspense for a possible future blog.

Posted by jamye at November 20, 2021 08:43 PM