Dreamt of swimming naked across a lake at night. The water was warm and murky, and I could make out shapes twisting below the surface. They were birds with very long necks eating fish. I flipped over on my back and floated for a moment, watching the moon pass through the clouds. When I tried swimming again, I found that my arms and legs wouldn’t move.
I woke up in a panic.
Dreamt I ran into Anne K. in a grocery store. She was working at a group home for troubled boys and was showing a handful of her charges out to shop for food, and they behaved remarkably well for her.
Dreamt that Yuko-hime and I were discussing the rental agreement we had with Jenna K. She was living in our spare bedroom for $300 per week when the going rate for such an arrangement was $900 per week. We decided not to increase her rent due to her being such a considerate roommate and kind, generous person.
Dreamt of getting ready to take a shower in the bathroom in the Red House. I took off both shirts, then my socks, then my shirt, then my pants, then my next two shirts…And I kept taking off more and more shirts until there was a huge pile of clothing next to the toilet. The pile was as tall as I was and I was still taking off more shirts. The more shirts I took off, the more trapped I felt.
I woke up screaming.
Dreamt that Yuko-hime and I were working in the back yard. She was demoing the playhouse and passing the wood to me, and I was burning it in a bonfire. The fire started getting a bit big, so I started a second one on the back stoop. I was a little concerned about the fire spreading to the house, but figured it would be fine. When I turned to go back, I noticed that Yuko-hime had lit the remnants of the playhouse on fire as well. I worried about the bunnies that used to live under there. If there were babies, they may not have gotten out.
Then I noticed that Yuko-hime had also knocked down the Rum Bar and lit that on fire. But that didn’t upset me. It wasn’t until I noticed the total emptiness where the Rum Bar used to be that I started screaming.
I woke up screaming.
Dreamt that Nick M., Stephanie B., and I were hosting a birthday party for Lisa H. We did a quick gift exchange before my family arrived. Both Nick and I gave Lisa fun and bizarre hats.
Dreamt that Sara R. and Elizabeth H. were co-MCing an outdoor variety show, which was a fundraising event for The Magazine: an organization dedicated to getting Luther College graduates jobs in the Decorah area. In their opening comments they discussed the schedule of events. “Notice that have a ‘spontaneous 50-min break’ listed. Obviously, it’s not that ‘spontaneous’ if it’s in the program.” Laughter. “During that time we will be humming for the spirits and you are all welcome to join us.”
I found myself pleasantly surprised as it had been a long time since I’d hummed for the spirits.