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13 September 2004 @ 11:11 am
and then I wake up and go to work.  
I dreamed the other night that I was a black man whose son needed new glasses. It was an angsty sort of dream. I was poor and it was some indeterminate time, like the mid-fifties, where prejudice was rampant. I went to the optometrist's and tried to see the doctor, but the receptionists put me off. I flew into a righteous rage in the waiting room and unnerved all the white patients into a timid trembling mass--but I was still very polite and respectful--then I barged into the back to see the doctor for help. I forget what happened after that.

Last night I dreamed that I was a cop. I was with a bunch of other cops who'd unknowingly taken a drug that exacerbated their violent tendencies. We were questioning some youths about a minor theft, and one of my friends through the kid off a balcony and into the open trunk of a car below. I gave them an angry look, then left them and went to help the kid, who'd broken his leg. I carried him inside the car, and got in with his friends. I wanted them to go to a hospital, but it was closed. So I said they should take him to his mother's, because you can always find a doctor in those close-knit sort of neighborhoods. I wanted to pay so we had to find a cash machine, which involved a long twisty drive downhill through the town. It was incredibly cool: row after row of old-fashioned houses and tiny blocks, heading toward a huge, abrupt valley/gorge. I'll spare you the details about trying to get cash from the cash machine.

Then there was the dream about the ghost train, and the decrepit tourist park where you could find the most amazing collectibles for almost nothing--gorgeous vintage dresses, stuffed toys--and the puzzling Star Trek dream where people were cloned and turned evil, including Buffy, and the dream where I paid to take a shower in a public store that turned out to be someone's house, and the creepy people who were hanging out when I exited from the weirdest and most annoying shower stall ever, and how they wouldn't give me my five dollars in change.

Strange dreams lately.
LadyCatladycat777 on September 13th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC)
You have the most amazingly vivid dreams.
ex_dogsbody96 on September 13th, 2004 11:23 am (UTC)
How many times do I have to tell you to lay off the cheese, dammit?
Trepkostrepkos on September 13th, 2004 03:45 pm (UTC)
The cop dream sounds like the Angel episode where the cops go all emotional, combined with the Bufyf ep. where Buffy throws Faith off the roof into the lorry.
Lots of people are having strange dreams lately - maybe the coming of autumn, changes in hours of daylight, atmospheric pressure etc.? Or impending apocalypse....or cheese, like Dogsbody says.
Anna S.eliade on September 13th, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC)
Or impending apocalypse....or cheese, like Dogsbody says.

Impending apocalypse, cheese, same difference.

kittygoslingp on September 13th, 2004 07:18 pm (UTC)
I think it's the advent of autumn, I find I have much weirder, more vivid dreams at the change of the seasons for some reason.
double-oh-wellno_detective on September 14th, 2004 11:17 pm (UTC)
Oooh, vivid. Have you watched/read any of the following lately?

1. Secrets & Lies with Brenda Blethyn
2. the sixth - most recent - episode of Helen Mirren's Prime Suspect
3. John Q (in which Denzel is holding the hospital unit hostage so his son can have a life-saving operation)
4. the AtS ep "Billy" (I recently dreamt about something similar)
5. any Victorian novel descriptive of cobblestoned streets, or possibly any of the Jack the Ripper movie versions
6. Dickens' Bleak House
7. Gaiman's American Gods (House on the Rock reference?)
8. I'm drawing a blank on the shower, and Psycho is just too obvious - I bet your subconscious is more creative than that.

BTW, my vote's for: apocalypse by cheese. Now that's something I'd gladly pay $10 to see.
Trepkostrepkos on September 15th, 2004 06:38 am (UTC)
What, would that be like, the world getting hit by an asteroid-sized Edam?
Or, we all get sucked into the holes in a huge wheel of Jarlsberg?
double-oh-wellno_detective on September 16th, 2004 02:13 am (UTC)
Hey, good ideas. Or... since I just got back from seeing the new Resident Evil... every single piece of cheese in the world suddenly turns into a cheese-zombie or cheese-demon, exits its respective fridge/kitchen/supermarket, and goes after humans. Some pieces get together and roll themselves up into a cheese-monster large enough to capture people and slowly grill them, while laughing maniacally...

Oh, and the Cheese Man from BtVS would be the prophet of the apocalypse. See how it all works out?

Hmmm. I think the cheese cake I had after the movie didn't quite agree with me.