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Moby Dick Tribute – Possibly the Best Dream I’ve Ever Had

I woke up this morning from what I think might be my favorite dream that I’ve ever had.

I was waiting in a crowd in a conference room. We were all excited, and all that we’d been told was that the guest would be a huge surprise. We were all speculating about who might walk through those doors, when here he came!

It was a man in a nice black suit. He had the head of a fish. This didn’t seem to bother anyone. He walked to the front of the room and took his place behind the podium.

He leaned forward and tapped the microphone, testing to see if it was on. Then he opened his fish mouth and said:

“Call me Fishmael.” We erupted in cheers. That was how the dream ended.

I woke up and immediately began shaking my head. But I laughed. A nice start to the day.

Call me Fishmael.

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  • Jack M August 5, 2014, 12:17 pm

    …and I alone am left to tell the tail.

  • Ara August 6, 2014, 2:35 pm

    Your dreams are way more funny than mine if this one is any indicator. Lucky!

  • Carol Erickson August 10, 2014, 9:41 am

    Have to call you that after reading your memoir. Felt I had to tell you that I enjoyed it. Your friend Adam T was particularly interesting — and your discovery about the breathing. Do you, are you able to practice yoga? And do you bring breathing to your training now that you know careful breathing can help keep Misty at Bay.

    I think I have to agree with Adam’s comment when he wondered how the hell you have managed to keep going with Misty lurking everywhere.

    I also like that you are a librarian. A wonderful position to hold in the world.

    • Josh Hanagarne August 21, 2014, 4:50 pm

      Thanks Carol! I’ve tried yoga, but it’s hard. If I know the goal is to hold a pose, the tics rush in and then suddenly there’s a weird fight happening in my head. So I can stretch, and do yoga, but I lose all of the relaxing effects of it mentally because there’s currently no relaxation in it for me.