Okay, so I was a super lazy housegirlfriend this morning (mostly because I cleaned all night) and I slept in until 11…but it was only because I was having dreams I wasn’t ready to give up on. Now, those of you who know me absolutely know that I can’t interpret a dream.
I recall a night in the ER with Amy, Carmen, and Loretta while darling Amy was fearing appendicitis and we were all by her side. So with Amy in a snazzy hospital gown, Cosmo magazines all around, and a bunch of pissed off nurses walking by our thin curtain walls, I was talking about all these dreams I had about being pregnant, and I mean there were a lot of them. I even asked my students what they made of it. Don’t worry. According to Carmen, who is my #1 dream interpreter, I am lacking something, beginning something new, and I was evaluating my relationship with live-in boyfriend who you all hear about so much, Mike.
So calling Carmen, and the rest of you again, to tell me what this means:
I was climbing the stairs to my friend Mikey’s (not the same guy as boyfriend) house and found him playing video games. Then all of the sudden, the same place was my house, and my mother came over. I had two of the older housewives from the neighborhood over with their dogs (two Basset Hounds, a black lab, two Akitas, and Mikey’s German Shepherd Sable) and they were gossiping. One had brought their baby girl, dressed in red on a tiny pillow. And I mean tiny.
One of the housewives asked for a deck of cards. My mom said no. Then the housewives wanted dinner. Mom said she’d order a pizza. It was evident that she did not want these women around me. And then they began talking about how she was under the thumb of my father. So I stood up to take my mom into another room. Before I stood, though, I was holding a Basset, the lab, and the baby. But the baby was ridiculously tiny. As I stood to hand her back to her mother, her head was so tiny that it rested on my fingertip with plenty of room all around it. And she was that small when they had handed her to me, hence the ability to hold two dogs and a baby on my lap. Then my very first boyfriend’s mother was standing in the room with us and my mom knew her, so finally calmed down and spoke to her.
Then I woke up from some texts, and fell back to sleep and dreamt I was in a huge golden field. It was absolutely gorgeous, and I was enjoying just looking around. And then my very first boyfriend was perched on a stone bench. He kept looking at me like he knew I was confused by the change in surroundings, but it maintained his spot on the stone bench, as stable and steady as always. He kept asking me if I remembered specific things, and for some reason, I had been remembering exactly what he was talking about. And everything he talked about, I had a painting for, a recently painted painting of white birch trees and big brown mountains, and the light was always doing something interesting in the paintings.
Occasionally I was transported into a window in my grandparents’ farmhouse in Clyde, Ohio, where my cousins were mocking me about something and I kept wanting to go away. At the window, I stared at my grandfather’s old drive-thru/carry-out store, and all the rocks in the driveway were clear, glassy, and colorful. And I kept trying to collect them, but I was flying. I was flying so high that I couldn’t always grab the stones. I wanted to reach down, and with my feet tumbling over my head, finally I surrendered to it and left myself flip all the way over.
Then all the sudden, outside the window, there was the Atlantic, just like Wrightsville Beach in NC. And the waves got huge and a sea lion shot out onto the beach with a sea lion cub. People chased it down, but there were hundreds of sea lions and cubs coming out of the water and onto the beach. It was miraculous. but I couldn’t jump from my window because I’d lost my ability to fly. And I wanted to get back to the glassy rocks and the field, but these men I didn’t know came up to my window and began asking me a bunch of questions about running, and swimming in the ocean, and humidity, and what I thought of all these sea lions. All I could keep saying was that at home in the North, I could do so much more. I was better there than I was by the sea.
So there you go. What’s all that mean?