I was in a cyclical dream that I couldn’t get out of. It seemed to repeat several times with subtle variations. Michael and I were going to the kids’ school to check them out. When we arrived, it was an elementary school and everyone was running around on recess. I was confused, because I didn’t think that high schoolers got recess, so I asked if they were helping with recess. Michael said this was the last year they got it. There were two sisters who were fighting. They pushed each other, and the smaller one (who I thought was so little she should barely be able to talk) said something very articulate, though I can’t remember what. Everyone was auditioning for a play, and we were discussing what part I could play.
Also in this dream, Michael had bought me a new car. It was the exact same as my current one, but it was a different color and was entirely new.
Last night I dreamed I was in a live video game. I was taking care of two children – a boy and a girl. I don’t remember them clearly, but it seems like they were spoiled and very bratty. We were playing a live video game. In the game, there were two components, a “story” component that included mysteries that needed to be figured out and a racing part where you were in cars that went very, very fast and the goal was to beat everyone else. The racing was set up as boys vs. girls. There were also dogs involved, though I don’t know how. I started on the story part, and I was in a hallway going through different doors trying to find something. I finished with the racing part, and it was really fun – I was going super fast and didn’t want to stop.
Because I didn’t write the whole dream down when I woke up, I lost a lot of the details. However, I’m certain that this dream stems from my participation in the Women’s March on Jackson yesterday. Obviously, the clear distinction between boys and girls reflects some of the core missions promoted by the march. I also think that most people (on both the left and the right) are acting unprofessionally and unproductively – perhaps aligning with the “naughty” boy and girl in the dream. I definitely feel conflicted between the call for action positioned against the need for meditation and taking time to really understand and listen.
I dreamed I was in a place where I worked (not anywhere I recognize.) I got off work and stopped at a coffee shop. I was going to get a hot tea and a donut. They also had huge pieces of pie there (like a quarter of a pie each) but I wanted an eclair. Once I left there I was trying to go to the gym. I was in a car with Alex and he kept moving it and parking it different places. We got to the back door and there was some sort of problem with the ID card and it made me really mad and I threatened to cancel our membership. Then I went to a psychiatrist office. I was there with a little girl and her mother. The little girl had been putting tiny little clips in my hair and I didn’t realize it. As punishment, the mother made me put one of the clips on her finger. I chose the loosest one I had – it had a duck on the end of it, but the little girl was horrified and I had to catch her and sit on her to hold her down. When I put it on her finger she stared crying and it was terrible. Then I took it off and she started playing with toys in the office. There was a button that changes the lights and we turned them to lights that flashes in a cooorful pattern. Then someone spoke to is through a hole in the wall and scared us. I left to complain because I felt that was inappropriate in a psychiatrists office.
We were living in a new house and I spent almost all of my time on this new, outdoor porch. We were receiving a shipment of coffee mugs every day or every week and I was responsible for inventorying them for work. I created a System where I didn’t have to redo the work every time. I had to find shelves to put them on. Then Michael gave me these Harry Potter collectible aquarium units. I didn’t know what to do with them but then I saw our house (and my little room) was connected to a public library and there was an area dedicated as a Harry Potter aquarium so I donated them. The aquariums were tall and long and the fish were weird looking and took up the entire aquarium. One was white and looked sort of like a jellyfish but with a face that had a weird lopsided smile. We had gone into the museum and there was a young girl working there. She was going to take us to a secret part of the tour. To get in, first I pulled a piece of chicken out of my leg that was lodged there like a splinter. Then I went and found a costume jacket.We left before the tour though and figured we would be back.
Then we were in Alex’s friend’s car. He was about to pass the house but it was his house. When he turned in I ran into the back office/porch and was changing clothes for the ole miss game. I couldn’t find my red sweater so just wore a black sweater. We met up with Katy’s family and they made fun of us.
In my dream, we had all moved to a new house. Alex invited five friends over and they were playing dress up in full costumes. They were like onesies and there were soldiers, cowboys and more. I realized that they didn’t have time to change and get to school on time and so I told them to get changed. Dylan was driving us, even though the school was within walking distance. Dylan went to pick up his friend and came back and was waiting in the driveway. Then suddenly I was a student and had to go too. I was worried about having to run laps for being late to band and I didn’t know if I could do it. Also that day we had a field trip scheduled to a science museum that included an aquarium. I didn’t want to be sweaty to go to the museum. As we were walking in, Aunt Sandy called me.
I dreamed that I was at dinner somewhere and they picked me to be an interactive part of the show. I got put in a costume and moved from place to place. At one point I was in a room waiting for the next “act” and I looked around and was in a log cabin. I thought that was an interesting choice of building and I wondered what the complex looked like from the outside. At one point I was in a car and they ran it into the pond. I was shocked that it was really wet- it wasn’t visual effects. I got scared thinking I was in danger but I wasn’t. When I got out of there I was wrapped in a towel and was back in the restaurant. My old high school friend Corrina was there and also in the show. We were excited to see each other. Afterwards, we got tips and there were a ton of them. I kept thinking we had to split them with others but she said no, just us. Then…. Skip ahead after dinner… The next day Michael and I were in an airport ready to go home. There were tons of people there flying to Memphis wearing Ole Miss clothes. Some had leather jackets that were in ole miss colors, and j was wearing a lightweight Ole Miss windbreaker. That night, I went to dinner with Jesse, our financial consultant from the capital campaign. We talked about how fun the dinner theater was – even better than the ones you pay to go to. I told him about the murder mystery one at Biaggis and was trying to describe it to him. I said it was up a notch from Olive Garden. When they brought our food out, they also brought treats for Buster. That’s when I woke up.
I was in my convertible, or maybe it was a rental car like mine, in a different town. I had to stop for gas. First I put oil in the car through a hole on the hood. Then I started putting gas in that same hole. I was thinking to myself, “how will I know when it’s full” and realized I was putting the gas in the wrong hole. I had a gas can in my back seat so first I emptied that into my tank and then filled up the rest as normal.
As I was filling up, I was watching a high school basketball on the parking lot, and a boy and girl were on the same team and had started doing ballroom dancing in the middle of the game! It looked neat but was strange.
I was afraid to start the car and I thought that it might catch on fire since there was gas mixed in the oil. I was about to call Michael and ask when I woke up.