Thursday, December 16, 2010

In My Dreams

(Get ready to see a lot of Quiet Mary - just sayin')

First had a dream that I walked into the hairdressers and my gal was talking to some older woman. The older woman said, "Let's just get this over with as soon as possible." Then the older woman began to drink like a fish. Somehow my awareness kicked in and I realized this older woman was my hairdresser's mother, and together they were going to do my hair! I called a meeting, sat them both down at a table in the back room, and announced that this simply was not going to work for me. I did not want anyone DRUNK doing my hair, for starters, and did not care for  the let's-just-get-this-over-with attitude one tiny bit. So. I'm learning to be assertive, if only in my dreams. It's a good start, right?

Next dream I was trying to find some privacy to get dressed, but there were people everywhere. Finally found a spot in the woods (!) and someone found me there, too! I told them that I thought I had some ANIMALS I needed to give birth to, and would they be a sport and UNZIP the back of my body (!) and pull them out, please? Only if it was not too much of a bother. They obliged, and out came some damn thing that I can't even remember. A bird? A dog? Not sure. Then I said, "I actually think there is more in there, would you please check, as long as you are there anyway?" They pulled out TWO more animals of some sort and then zipped me back up and away I went.


Then later, when I'd finished my very important and totally unmemorable business, I went by to check on the animals I'd just sort of given birth to. They were all nestled in some sort of outdoor cozy shelter with their animal-appropriate mothers, sleeping, eating, resting and in all ways doing great.

So, all's well that ends well, but still. Let's review the facts: I had only a vague sense that I was pregnant and even then, only as an afterthought I took care of the whole birth thing. Then, after a completely detached experience of getting them out of my body, I wanted nothing to do with the actual raising of my offspring. Too busy.

I know this dream is not about my parenting. I am going to go ahead and give myself an A on that front. What this dream is about is my DREAMS. A total afterthought. Detached. No time for. I check in on them from time to time and guess what? They are still there! Somehow living despite the complete negligence I have for them.

Quiet Mary, my ass.


Deb Shucka said...

I love your dreams and the insights you get from them. I'm pretty sure Mary didn't promise to be quiet. Only asked that you be quiet so you could hear, right? :-)

kario said...

I love that your subconscious uses such irony and dry wit to get your attention. I'd be happy to unzip you, but then I think I might have given you a little shake as well.

Thanks for the giggle.

Anonymous said...

I think Quiet Mary has to be a header pic here. Just sayin'.



Amber said...

OMHOG is right. Crazyass woman. ;)
I love your Quiet Mary!

I wish you knew what the animal had been!


Wanda said...

I love your dreams, too. May they continue to be loud and a Quiet Mary sort of way, of course.

Ask Me Anything said...

ditto Kario

Anonymous said...

wait, i've got this one!

i've got the pregnancy one!

it's the book. the new book. the one that you barely realized for so long that you were carrying - that was already within you. so you barely new you were pregnant with it.

nd really, what it took was your friends to unzip you - to help open you up to what was already there. you asked us, remember? what resonated most with us?

so we were there for the zipping. we're here for each and every little birth on the blog - this quiet place in the woods away form the madness - where you put these creations (the animals) out into the world where they take on lives of their own. where they are nurtured and thriving in OUR hearts until you are ready to come back to them. to set them free.

surrender card? no accidents. just sayin.