Thursday, February 08, 2007
Dreaming . . .
I usually bounce out of bed in the morning, eager to face the day. Today I woke up, rolled over, and went back to sleep. It's that kind of a day. It has been that kind of a week. It is so damn cold and bleak here in Ontario that bed seems like a pretty good place to be.
I hate waking up to alarms, but that is what happens here at home if I fall back asleep. My wife's alarm goes off and I am shocked into consciousness, often at the best part of a dream. I'll leave you to imagine the sorts of dreams that I might not like to be awakened from, but I will tell you a bit about today's dream. Just as the alarm started its annoying beeping, I had received a real estate listing from an agent, and I was looking it over to see if the home in the listing might be suitable to buy. It was in Kentucky.
What did the dream mean? Probably that it is just too cold here and that Kentucky has better weather. Who knows? I'll never find out. I got out of bed, drove my son to school and went to work.
Tonight, when I enter my dream cycle, I am going to tell that real estate agent to get lost. Sure, I love Kentucky and have spent a lot of time there over the years. Still, why waste valuable dream time pondering real estate investments or even warmer climates? I am going to find something else to dream about, another way to keep warm. I'm thinking, perhaps, Katherine Heigl.
Why not? In dreams all things are possible.