Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We didn't know

A few nights ago I dreamt I was vacationing in the mountains with various family members - Robert, Rusty, Heather, Harper, Scott, grandma and mom.

We spent the entire vacation hanging out in little groups but never all together.  

At the end of the vacation we all gathered for dinner at the motel where we were staying.  Some of us wanted to stay an extra day and some didn't.  This led to a dispute, which led to silence.  

Someone in the family shouted, it's like we don't even know each other.  

A stranger, who was passing by, responded with well let's start with the most basic thing.  Think about what makes each other laugh.  

This was met with silence.  We didn't know what made each other laugh.  

Finally, Harper, who was about 7 or 8 in the dream, said, while I was waiting in line to get a candy out of the toy barrel I saw a boy dig and dig for a Luigi candy.  When he found one he dropped it on the floor, turned around to pick it up and stepped on it.  It was SO FUNNY.  

And then I woke up.

While this dream is, at its best, confusing and stark, it has been grounds for some serious contemplation.  And I think this contemplation has been a very remedial kick in the pants.

1 comment:

  1. " it's like we don't even know each other."

    we need another visit.