Dreams are a strange thing. I realize this is hardly a revelation. My Mom and sister have these fantastical dreams. Dreams with flying machines from the pages of a Da Vinci notebook and amazing adventure stories like something out of Jules Verne novels. I have always been quite envious of these dreams. My dreams? Not so fun. As a child I would dream that I was on my way to Disneyland and as soon as we arrived in the parking lot, my alarm would wake me up. My dreams have generally had a tendency to run along these lines ever since.
This week I had two baby dreams. One I had stomach cramps and rolled over to find a cute little baby there with no umbilical cord or anything. All I needed to do was find a blanket and figure out who the father was. The second dream was about an amazingly (and nonexistent in the real world) easy adoption office where you basically just had to be employed and decide what country you wanted your baby to come from. (a la Angelina)
Last night I found myself on a beach in Italy with loads of other people. I walked away from the beach on a little path to find myself in Assisi which, of course, is nowhere near the beach. It was a glorious day and I was so happy to be there! I sat in a cafe and two of my high school friends, Tim and Todd were there! This was very exciting because these two can be quite fun to hang out with. I immediately offered to show them around. After all, I'd been there before and had read all of these books about St. Francis and so on. At this point they told me another friend from high school was there staying off the main Piazza. "Who else is here?," I asked. "Oh," Tim said, "there are about 700 others of us here on a tour!" My heart sank. Oh my God, I thought. The town will be ruined.
Anyway, at least I got to be in Assisi.
Assisi 2008 & 10 ... without a tour of 700 from my home town!
"A dream is a wish your heart makes
when your fast asleep...
Have faith in your dreams and someday
your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
if you keep on believing
a dream that you wish will
Hopefully she was only partially right.
(And the other 700 don't show up.)