Monday, August 30, 2010

I Have a Dream

For whatever reason, I’ve been having strange dreams lately. Dreams are always strange, I suppose, so I guess when I say that these are particularly strange, it’s only because they fall outside the parameters of my normal dreams. The people who show up in my dreams are typically people I know personally: family, friends, people from college, etc. Here are 2 I’ve had recently that fell a little outside the norm, feel free to get Jungian:
    In the first, I’m in the car with my family dropping off a friend of my sisters’. My sister and her friend get out to say goodbye. They walk to the door, and my sister comes back with a guy who I immediately recognize him as the lead singer of Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, but I don’t say anything. My dad finds the guy sketch, and politely tries to drop him off on the side of the road. But then, with the car pulled over and all, I say, “Hey Billie Joe Armstrong, is there a better place we can drop you?” So Armstrong kinda smiled, my dad rolled his eyes, and things get hazy after that. 
    In the second, I find myself with an older lady and a girl I assume is her granddaughter. The old lady tells me she’s having some trouble with a cargo container she keeps in one of the rooms in her house: she thinks it has a demon inside. I’m not sure why I’ve been called in on this matter, and as I’m scratching my head, the Ghostbusters arrive (Only Egon, Peter, and Ray. No Willis. Take that for what you will.). There is goofiness and witty banter. After Bill Murray is briefly dazed by the ghost or one of the ghostbusting streams, Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis briefly fall out of character, genuinely entertained by Murray. As they aim their attention back to the ghost, who is in his final throes, they turn to me and tell me they’re very proud of me. Thanks, guys. Then they take out the ghost and leave. It was thrilling.
I know this post is an aberration from normal blog fodder, but I feel like I would like to tell the world the Ghostbusters visited me in a dream and told me they’re proud of me. What else could a child of the 80’s want from life?

I hope you’re well.

1 comment:

Arseneault Family said...

the Ghostbusters dream got zero comments?? SHAME!!

You SHOULD be Broud of yourself!! ;) You have brought light to little Samoa and cast out it's demons of obscurity. You have also become so confident in yourself that you had no issues with casting out the Green Day guy too!

There's my Jungian 2 cents!