I’m a whoo-whoo kind of person.
Most people who know me either find that trait endearing or ignorant, fascinating or a facet to ignore.
My guy tries his best to ignore the times I fly off to another (invisible) realm.
He’s an engineer. He believes in scientific cause and effect.
He is linear while I am circular; he’s practical while I can stare at a squirrel chewing on birdseed and make up an entire conversation between me and the squirrel.
So, we don’t talk much about the whoo-whoo aspects of life, which includes dreams.
To me, dreams are a path into the consciousness of others – either dead or living, either in this dimension or another.
But my guy doesn’t remember his dreams, thus he claims he doesn’t have them.
“Impossible,” I retort. “It’s scientifically proven that everyone dreams.”
As you can guess, I do not share my “out there” dreams with him.
As you can guess, he is forever grateful for that.
Until one night.
We’re both reading in bed. He turns off his light and says, “Just resting my eyes for a minute.” We both chuckle. He’s in dreamland, whoops, I mean he’s asleep, in two minutes.
I try to read another chapter of a book that’s annoying me. The characters are inside a church, attending a wedding, until suddenly a swarm of bees emerges from somewhere and they chase the congregation, the bride and groom, and the minister out of the holy building.
Where’d the bees come from? I want to ask the author. And what’s your point here? If it’s a metaphor, it’s lost on me.
I turn off my light, annoyed, wondering about bees in a church.
The alarm rings seven hours later and my guy and I jump out of bed. He looks groggier than usual.
“What’s the matter?” I ask him after he’s brushed his teeth and shaved, still looking perplexed.
“I had a dream last night,” he mutters.
“You don’t dream!” I respond, trying my best to not sound sarcastic. He doesn’t say anything, so I probe. “What was the dream about?”
“Bees!” he exclaims. “I couldn’t get them away from me. They were chasing me everywhere!”
What do you think? Should I tell him?
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