|Per Wikipedia, a flapper image.|
Last night, I had a nightmare. I was so glad it wasn't real. It went on and on. When I woke from it, at about 6:30 a.m., I wanted to shake H. and tell him about it, but he had been sleeping fitfully in the heat, so I didn't.
The dream took place in New York City---uptown and then midtown, near Times Square. This will sound supercreepy, but my grandmother was chasing me around, and I was running for my life. I think she wanted to kill me. I was granted a few wishes, one after another, that gave me another chance to live. But I was in constant fear, no matter what I was doing and who I was with, that she was watching me and would find me. In the final scene, she was in flapper attire, with a black, jeweled and feathered hat. She looked young, maybe 30 or 40. Her onyx eyes glittered. Her smile was healthy and flawless but she was baring her teeth. [I told you this was creepy.] It was so unsettling. We were over near Penn Station then.
I woke up in bed, my heart pounding.
I had my therapy appointment today [my code word for that is Private Benjamin]. My therapist is wise. He pointed out that there were two Alices in the dream, and that maybe I was ready to leave the fear-filled one behind, and move more toward the powerful one. He also said that teeth are a sign of, I think, animal power. So maybe powerless Alice vs. powerful one.
Any thoughts welcome. I still can't shake the memory of this bizarre and disturbing dream.
Meanwhile, I hate this heat. Sitting in front of A.C. to work a little. New goal on horizon. Will keep you posted.
Good night, sweet dreams. No nightmares!!!!
- Walked Sug around block with Punchy and her small pal.
- Ate Brussels sprouts again, and a little watermelon and one fresh cherry--even two steamed asparagus spears with breakfast [Weight Watchers recipe].
- Probably drank a gallon of ice water.
- Private Benjamin.
- Work prep.