I was chatting on the phone with my sister the other day and
happened to say, "Oh, sorry, I interrupted you. You were about to
post something." I know blogging has become a big part of my life in
the last 18 months, but uh-oh, heavens to murgatroyd, I am actually
starting to speak aloud in bloggese. Oh, well, I always wanted to
learn a second language.
Not only, am I speaking the language of blog, I am dreaming in blog
mode, as well. My dream conversations are typed in comment form,
complete with the characters in my dreams contained in cute little
one inch square avatars. Now, if I attach a printer to my brain, I
would have a complete dream journal, ready to go, in book form,
since I'm already dreaming in text.
Speaking of dream journals, I am fascinated with dreams and their
meanings. My daughter sparked my interest in dream interpretation
several years ago and suggested I invest in a good dream dictionary.
I must say, it has been very helpful in deciphering my own emotions
and, in turn, being able to put a healthy perspective on them.
One of the very first dreams, I was able to interpret, with the help
of my trusty new book, was a vivid dream in which I received a
postcard, with a beautiful olive tree postage stamp. In the dream, I
was extremely upset because the stamp was torn. It seems like such
a simple dream, but I woke up feeling troubled and thoughts of the
dream persisted through the day.
After looking up the elements, I found that the postage stamp
represented communication, the tree represented a family member,
and the olive represented travel. WT was traveling in a third world
country at the time, and I was worried after not hearing from him
for several days. Pretty clear, huh? It's amazing how our minds
create dreams to manage life's events and emotions. So, the dream
ended up making perfect sense, after I figured out what it meant.
It's obvious this dream was totally PB (that's pre-blog), since it
wasn't in comment form.
I guess it's really no wonder why I am dreaming, as well as speaking,
in blog mode these days. I judge most things on whether or not
they happen to be blogworthy. My new mantra is "Can I blog this?".
Maybe I need to write a blog dream dictionary.
artwork: The Dream by Henri Matisse, 1940