Sunday, October 15, 2006

Ay, there's the rub!

I blame it on the dream catcher. Of course, this one is an actual dream catcher. Not the touristy travesties of feathers and string that masquerade dream catchers at every kitschy stall on the ground floor of the KLCC. I got it from Sedona at the Ala Moana Centre in Oahu. A present for Jackie, I think. Or it may have been Julie. It was supposed to have been made by honest to goodness native Americans. Navajo, I think.

Anyway, ever since I laid my head neath its lambent influence, this time around, I have dreamed that;

1. I died and went to hell. Ron Howard was there. Also Meryl Streep. And a priest I used to know in Australia and kinda liked. I was given a chance to come back. Yes, from hell. Which was sort of not that bad a place. The priest came back with me, but refused to listen to my confession. He said, if he was to "confess me" it would cause a scandal. It was already in the news, how we had come back from hell together. We came back to earth in some sort of cathedral.

2. I watched Jackie's car go into a pond. Then, I sat by the side and waited to see if she would swim up or if I would have to tell Mom that she drowned. The real nightmarish bit here was that it didn't even occur to me to dive into the pond to try and help her. Hours later, she emerged, pale and shadowed and fixed me with a haunted look. "Why didn't you come help me?"

3. I was on a dark road somewhere in America riding a bike (I hate bikes, the motor type anyway). Twilight was falling and I couldn't see properly and was very tired (but I couldn't dismount, I don't know why). I was in a tree encrusted place (sort of like an eco-resort) with houses dotted on the ground and in the trees (kind of like Solace in Dragonlance). Quilly lived somewhere here and she had put her address up on the net. But I had forgotten the number. So I drove along, wishing she would come out, so I would know. I was so tired that I knew I would shortly fall off my bike.

4. Ron Howard was there (this was before we went off to hell). He looked about 30. He had two siblings (a pretty boy and girl) who were teenagers and another two (also a boy and girl) who were little kiddies. We were discussing the Andy Griffith Show. It was all very confusing. Shortly after this we took off for hell.

5. I had a final ad maths (additional mathematics) exam. To read the questions, I had to climb a curtain in the hall (you know those long curtains that come all the way to the floor). It was precarious, to say the least, trying to balance on the curtain and read the question. I only got past the first question and then decided to take a walk. After that I naturally couldn't go back to take the rest of the exam. So I failed.(Mom came into the room at this point and I told her I failed my ad maths. She said kereka di? as in are you mad, girl?)

11 comments:

Jackie's Garden said...

Wow! I'd throw that dream catcher right out the window! I'll have nightmares just reading about yours! LOL
Just kidding - I actually like to dream, it's sort of like reading a book. Drives me crazy though, when I wake up and try to figure out what they mean, or when I can't remember enough of them to figure it out!

QuillDancer said...

If I lived in a place with trees you wouldn't have to wait for me to come out! I was probably busy hugging them.

Anonymous said...

That bit about the dreamcatcher shot me right back to being homesick...You were at Ala Moana?!? When??? I used to work right on Kapiolani Blvd...*sigh*

Jenn said...

Jackie's Garden: But, but, but, it's from Hawaii. I LOVED Hawaii...I felt right at home there and everyone was friendly and, and, and...

Quilly: Haha, I wish. That would have saved me a trip to hell. I remember being on the lookout for your kitties as a giveaway, but I guess they were homey kitties and didn't like coming out to climb the trees - the area was a sort of paradise. (OK, I just got the heaven and hell theme in my dream which escaped me before)

Ling: Really? Wow. I walked up and down that boulevard and saw Jupiter out, shining with this unearthly light (I was walking with an astronomer who told me or I wouldn't have known). I loved Hawaii in strange and wonderful ways...

Grey Shades said...

No wonder you aint getting any sleep! You better take that DC outta there... Or even better send it someone you dont like >:)

How have you been lady?!? Its been eons! I'm still struggling to get a broadband connection. Nobody is willing to come and install one! :(

Jenn said...

Hello hello hello! Yes, it has been a long time. And this connection in JB is pretty wonky which means it is broadband but not. Which is OK.

I have a great affection for the dream catcher, but I think I may need to go sleep with the Big M. Only problem is I keep her up by being very restless, also kicking her and thrashing about for no reason in particular. And then her blood pressure goes up. So, dream catcher notwithstanding, maybe I should stick to that bed.

This is ponderous, man, really ponderous.

A thinker said...

Dreams are Weird things.

Anonymous said...

That's my home state, yes indeedy. Am glad you loved it. I miss it so much. :(

hot coffee girl said...

Yes, but Ling...We have you here now...and that is Good.

Jenn-I am having bits of trouble with the Ron Howard theme that seems to run through. Have you been watching re-runs or is it random?

Other than that-I like them. I will put it under my pillow when I come to visit, yes?

Jenn said...

Ling: I'm very sorry... especially after the earthquake...

HCG: I honestly don't know why Ron Howard (and a young one at that) popped up. I did see him in a guest starring role in a M*A*S*H first season episode and he may have more of an impression on me than I realised.

Sure, put it under your pillow. Unless you want to hang it by the window...

goldennib said...

I don't think your dream catcher is working. Try sleeping with a dish of sea water by your head (or water with sea salt in it.)

Or have a cocktail.