The Dreams That Won't Go Away

  1. THE ONE WITH THE CAMERA
    The camera will not focus. It will not. It is frustrating and hypnotizing. Usually, this turns into a waterfall dream, where I fall, terrified, for a few seconds.
  2. THE ONE WITH THE HOUSE
    I am crawling through a house, trying to find my children. I see them below me, as they descend, but I never reach them. The house often turns into a complex train station with many levels, like a parking garage.
  3. THE ONE AT WHOLE FOODS/LASSENS
    I swipe my card. The cashier asks if I want cash back. I say "Yes," and then the cashier says "Your account is overdrawn." I put the food back on the shelves, item by item. The shelves turn into heating elements, like the bars behind the grille of a space heater. The food ignites but doesn't exactly catch fire. It all burns to a crisp, and what's left over looks like a pile of vanilla beans.
  4. THE ONE WITH A BOAT
    I am grouped with four or five people I don't know. We are in a dinghy which keeps changing size. Sometimes the boat is as big as a yacht, sometimes as small as a kayak but with an enlarged opening for the standing passengers. Somebody opens a bottle of champagne. I say "I don't drink," and then I am suddenly at the passport office. I am wearing a bathing suit and a blazer.
  5. THE ONE WITH THE BEAR
    He is standing twenty feet from my house. He yells at me in what sounds like Greek. He never stops screaming and he never sounds like a bear but what am I going to do, talk to him? Ask him in for a cup of coffee? It eventually ends.