Sunday, November 28, 2010


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
come true."

Hopefully she was only partially right.
(And the other 700 don't show up.)


KathyA said...

I dream a lot -- in fact, when I close my eyes it's like going to the movies! Sometimes the dreams are ridiculous and sometimes, not so much...

Loree said...

I dream a lot and some dreams are so vivid that I still remember them, years after I had them. Assisi beckons and I would love to hop on a plane and just go there.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I have very vivid dreams most every night...sometimes they are intensely scarey, others are ridiculously funny and some are just plain WEIRD! But I'm thankful to go to these other realms because some people don't remember any of their dreams. If I could choose a place to be in a dream, I think in one of these pictures would be grand! Especially the window with the purple flowers...

Joyce said...

Dreams can be so real at times. I wish I knew more about them. Don't you? xo

Cobalt Violet said...

You are all vivid dreamers! Which is great - when they are good dreams! :) Thanks for the comments and sweet dreams my friends!

Tammie Lee said...

your photos of Assisi are so wonderful. I wonder if you are dreaming of babies because of your upcoming 'birth'day?

Wishing you glory with your final and a birthday that feels wonderful to you.

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks so much Tammy for the compliment and the birthday wish! And the baby dreams? My mom says it's about new beginnings? :)

Cinthia said...

Hi, Lu! Nice to meet you! your shots of Assisi are great...I'm living near ...Perugia! Do you know? I see you in your blog soon...Kiss , Cy (soory for my bad English...;)