Teddy bears, heart balloons, hookas, and sex. It takes all kinds. Hearts and flowers and porn stars – nothing like it!
In my disturbing dream there were many things but the last thing before I woke up was that I saw a predatory owl in a knitted cozy swoop down to a group of kids to steal their crusts and crumbs and it saw me and tried to keep me from photographing him. I gave chase. He flew low and scrambled towards another group and got distracted by more food to grab but I finally cornered him against a food truck where he suddenly turned into a young blond boy with a black eye, dirt covered face, and enormous breasts squished up in his knitted vest.
Other features of the dream:
I was just trying to get ready to catch a bus to go to work. I was hungry but didn’t have time. I decided to eat my lunch of scalloped potatoes (which I was hurriedly stuffing into a plastic container and making a mess of it) because it would be faster than making eggs. I was digging for enough dollar bills for the bus and realized that my mom’s cow was eating all the cords in the apartment. I started collecting the various items with cords and attempted to shove them out of the cow’s reach but she kept getting at them. When my mom showed up I explained in great exasperation that her cow was getting into things again and could she PLEASE DEAL WITH IT?
I put some water on outside for some reason. I think to water the lawn growing at the curb all the way down the street. Within seconds the entire street was flooded several feet deep and everyone started talking about the flood. I knew there was no way I could have caused a flood with the amount of water I had used. Then there was a manhunt on for the culprit with posters tacked to poles with the number of my apartment on them and my apartment building super finally called me with the water company and started interrogating me and I said I’d heard that thousands of gallons of water were wasted and there was no way I could afford to pay for it. I was practically in tears when they said they knew it wasn’t me. That someone had used my key to the water to let out a flood.
There were some other things but they are already vaporized in my head and I can’t catch them and give them words. They now belong to the part of my head where such forgotten bits of dreams collect like flotsom in a crevice of rock just out of reach of the mean surface of the sea.
I lost 8 month’s worth of photographs. I did back everything up two months ago. I had to have done something really weird to have only lost my photos between May 2012 and December 2012. I was really bummed. But then I let go. I keep taking more pictures and everywhere I go there are interesting store windows and sidewalk scum and graffiti and views. I absolutely love taking digital photographs. I usually use my favorites for blog posts or put them on flickr so I never lose all of my pictures no matter how many times I have to learn not to trust my technology or myself.
Owl in a cozy. That’s ultimately going to be the most interesting thing in my day. The thing in my dream.
Also – I think we might be watching Shaun of the Dead this evening for family movie night. I never thought I’d get the whole Zombie thing. I totally get it. It’s a favorite family past time to plot out how we’re going to survive a zombie apocalypse. One of the best movies ever made is Zombieland and one of the best shows ever made is The Walking Dead. I didn’t expect to like either and resisted watching both of them and only gave in to Max’s never-ending requests that I watch them with him. Zombieland is his favorite movie. Now it’s one of mine. I hope Shaun of the Dead doesn’t disappoint.
One last thing – last night I watched the romantic comedy “The Decoy Bride” and it was fabulous! It stars Kelly MacDonald who is quite possibly the most beautiful woman in the world and David Tennant. If you haven’t seen it and like romantic comedies that aren’t completely stupid – give it a try.
I am so inconsistent with how I write titles. Sometimes in quotations and sometimes not. I need to look into that.
Happy Sunday to you all!