Ms. Retrospective

Catch a glimpse of the mundane adventures in my life, my artwork, and my warped night dreams!

Bearded Concert and Fugitive Dream


Dream #1

I woke up in a small bedroom with Rachel and Monica from “Friends”.  We were planning on rearranging the room and I was getting excited about the process.  I took a bookshelf outside my patio door, onto the grass to see where I would put it.  My room was going to be built where a deck should be.  It was hard to arrange furniture in my mind without knowing where the walls would be.

I began to get ready in a janitor’s closet for a brass band concert.  My parents were waiting in the audience.  I brushed my red hair and noticed that I had no hair lower down on the back of my head.  That fact wasn’t too concerning but I realized that I had a bunch of long red hair growing under my chin.  Unlike a typical beard, it was long and oddly placed growing out of my neck  I brushed it over my shoulders and hoped that this would hide it.

Walking into the darkened theater, I found my parents. I sat with them and before the band came out, Brad Paisley began to play guitar.  He had gray hair and I found that odd.

Dream #2

I was a fugitive of sorts but I was innocent of whatever crime I had committed.  I was still extra hairy and felt like a cave man.  A grew of authoritative men chased me  into a vault and locked myself in from the inside.

The vault had a never ending pit off of the one side of the space.  The other side had a ladder leading up a cylindrical perch with a small opening , looking out over the shops below.  I stayed there for ages going mad.

Finally climbing out of the small opening, I ran onto a large cargo truck passing by.  I accented to the top racks and held onto the railing.  A small, old lady wearing red stood by me and made small talk while I scanned the truck to see if I was safe.  My  pursuers saw me though and I watched them shoot two people who had climbed aboard like me.  The victims were wearing red.

The old lady said not to worry because those men would only shoot people in red.  I looked at her concerned for her safety and then realized that I was wearing red too. Right as they were about to reach me, I jumped off and scrambled back up to my safety lair.

Unfortunately they followed me in and I began hand to hand combat with the leader.  The gun fell out of his hands and I grabbed it.  I looked down and he was now my dog Dixie.  I knew Dixie was bad now and would hurt me so I shot at her with my eyes closed.  I opened them to see small bullet holes in her body and she was laying on the ground breathing slowly.  My heart was breaking and I couldn’t  move.

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Roadside Rest Stop Dream


I slid on ice in my station wagon to a road side rest stop.  Once off of the road, I came upon a cottage-like shelter. In the yard there was a giant swing-set.  I swung for a while and at top speed, felt scared that I might fall out. I slowed down, got off and walked under a pergola in the courtyard.

Entering the cottage, I almost stepped on what I thought were chicks.  When I looked closer, they were actually Ritz crackers standing upright with beaks, pecking the dirt below.  I found this whimsical and continued to tour the place.

In one dimly lit, dusty room I came upon a bunk bed with two oriental ladies hovered together.  They handed me a blanket with two hot water bottles tucked in the folds.  At first confused, I soon realized that these water bottles were the ladies’ babies, so to speak.  I handed them back and knew that they all didn’t have long to live.

I left that room and peaked into another room where a large, giant-like man lay in a small bed.  Once he saw me, he grumbled at me to not to be there.  I went on in and sat by his bed.  I had no fear but soon he started to make me feel uncomfortable so I decided to leave, but as I looked out the window, I saw wolves outside wanting to get in.

Running through the place with my mom, the furniture kept blocking us in.  It was like weaving through a maze.  Finding a clearing at the back kitchen door, we ran past the wolves that were chained up in the lawn.  We barely missed their bites as we ran towards a truck and hopped in, driving away in the night.

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Holiday Visit and Ark Dream


I went to visit some distant uncle and aunt for the holidays.  When I arrived at their home, I was the one hosting them.  I started cleaning all of the bathrooms meticulously.  While cleaning one of the bathrooms, I found that I needed to use the toilet so I sat down.  The uncle and aunt opened the door and came on in and started to talk to me.  I told them that I was using the toilet but it seemed normal for them to visit like this.  I asked them to leave so I could finish and they did.

It was time to go to the frozen river and participate in the glowing skate.  Walking through the cold woods I could see glowing lights that were being held by a number of people skating in a close bunch. Above them they were holding a truck.

Stepping out on the river some people said that there were unstable areas that I should avoid.  Just as they said that I saw a portion of the ice start to separate and rise up out of the water.  I jumped up onto one of the shifting pieces below me and slid high up into the air.  After the ice settled I fell into the water and scrambled toward the ice.  I got out and jumped up into the truck that the skaters were carrying.  I was so happy to be out.

Once on land, I started climbing up some muddy cliffs toward Noah’s Ark. It was far off and I was having difficulties reaching the top without sliding down with every step.  Once to the top I then had to climb a steep ramp up to the boat.  Grumbling all the way up, I became completely fed up with the situation.

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Extra Dream:  I scheduled an unofficial  happy hour with my company at a bowling bar.  We gathered around the bar while Lady Gaga music played in the background.  I jumped up out of my chair and began performing contemporary dances in an open space.  They were not impressed but I had a great time dancing!

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Guinea Pig Dream


While shopping for gloves at a second hand store I spotted a number of pets for sale in aquarium tanks at the top of some shelves.  A cat sized guinea pig looked down towards me and I felt that I had once owned him.  I remembered having one 30 years ago as a kid and how my mom would shake her finger at him when he wet on the carpet.  He would always respond to that gesture by shaking his finger back at her.  I decided to see if this guinea pig would respond the same way.  After I shook my finger at him, he echoed the gesture!  I was excited that it was once mine and decided to buy him.

I was handed the guinea pig which turned into a large blond woman which lay limp in my arms like a stuffed doll.  I carried her out to the car and we drove away. I ended up back at the second hand store and I now lived there.  The place was pretty dirty, dark and run down.  While walking through some isles I saw an infant wrapped up in some blankets.  I was shocked that it was alone and wondered how long it had been there.  I took it off of the shelf and placed it on the couch.  After leaving to get some water and coming back, the baby no longer had a baby’s head but an adult head.  The head was a creepy looking man’s head with greased back black hair and crooked teeth.  I was not interested in taking care of it anymore.

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