I’ve only ever had one recurring dream. I am at a silent auction–one of those where everyone sits very still and quiet until they want to bid. Then they nod their head or make a noise or tug their ear and that counts as a bid.
Of course, because of the Tourette’s, I can’t sit still and I win everything at the auction, but of course I can’t pay for any of it. I have that dream about once a month.
That dream can’t enough touch this one
One night I dreamed that I was asleep. A light outside my window grew brighter and brighter until it forced my eyes open. From a great distance, I watched myself sit up and stumble to the window.
I threw open the shutters and stared into the smiling face of a comet wearing an eye patch. The comet’s good eye winked at me. Suddenly I was flying up, up, into the sky. I soared past the clouds and was soon orbiting the earth. I realized that I had been summoned to the sky to find a new constellation.
It was a chicken.
I saw the great celestial bird by the light of the moon and slowly drifted towards it. The constellation opened its eyes and snapped at me with its beak. I plummeted to earth, screaming all the way down.
I landed in front of a movie theater. I was now wearing a trench coat and holding a six foot party hoagie under my arm. I walked into the movie theater without paying. When I entered the lobby, a group of men wearing ski masks jumped out from behind the counter and began menacing the other movie goers with swords.
I brandished the hoagie and laid into them all. They flew apart and burst into flames.
There was a knock at the door. The chicken had followed me down from the sky and was looking through the double doors of the cinema.
Then I woke up.
I had forgotten about this dream, but found it last night in an old journal with the notation What is wrong with me? in the margin.
Maybe you can’t beat it for off the wall craziness, but surely you’ve had your own bizarre dreams.
And if you can interpret this dream, I’m all ears. It was fun. The thought of having more dreams like this makes me think I may eventually buckle down find some insomnia relief.
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