Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Afterview

I had a dream last night that I was dead. Way up above, I was standing at this big panel of switches and knobs in front of this huge video screen. There was a giant map of the world with all these lights all over it. I asked what it was I was seeing, and was told it was a thought projection screen. All the lights represented people thinking about Shawn Matthews. There were a lot of lights, and it didn't surprise me, considering how often he's been in my thoughts these last few days.

I was interested, and asked them to show me my thought projection screen. A few buttons were punched and there was one single light. In Japan. I know you might be thinking I'm making this up, but it's true.

I looked puzzled. I had, after all, died. Why weren't people thinking about me? They changed the screen to explain why - my corpse lay in my apartment. Kamikaze cat was eating my arm. I understood no one knew I was dead yet. Then they punched in a few more buttons and showed the person thinking about me was a little spider monkey in a cage in Japan. He'd once tried to steal my bracelet off my wrist, and was sitting there wishing I would bring him some peanuts.

Figures.

6 comments:

John McCrarey said...

damn, that was an amazing dream. Mine are so mundane, either work related or about women (usually breaking my heart).

Anyway, rest assured that you will have many points of light when that day (in the distant, distant future) arrives.

As an aside, that's the scariest thing about living alone, isn't it? The chance you might die and know one knows is something I think about everytime I slip in the shower or have a chest pain. At least I don't have a cat so I can RIP (rot in peace).

John McCrarey said...

er, make that "no one knows". should learn to use the preview function...

jill said...

that is awesome... set it to music- and you have stevie nicks video!

patrick said...

jill took the words right out of my mouth! Well, metaphorically speaking, of course. But really, she did.

Do monkeys dream? How about blue turtles?

Aly said...

What an amazingly creative dream. Do you have many dreams that interesting?

Jelly said...

I often have dreams that instersting. Ususally, I wakr up amazed that my subconcious can create such things.
I think everyone has these kinds of dreams. Whether you remember them or not is another thing. Once my PC gets back up and runing, I'll tell you about a dream that has stuck with me!