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It's a beautiful autumn Sunday morning here in California and I slept late this morning. Just before waking up I had a dream in which Marie made a guest appearance.

I was sitting around a table in a kitchen with my adult family and hers and we were watching a parade on a flat screen TV. But at the same time, the parade was happening live right outside the house and all the children in the neighborhood, including my little brother (who in real life died 4 years ago at the age of 46), were on the curb watching the parade go by. During the parade, Marie won a raffle for the latest edition of a board game, a game that was like a combination of Jeopardy and Scrabble. Alex Trebek made the announcement on TV. What came with the game was an "opportunity" to make a pledge of $30 a month in exchange for the entire history of National Geographic Magazine on CD-ROM.

The game was delivered to the kitchen door immediately and Marie began to set it up. She said the pledge opportunity was so worthy that she knew we would all like to take advantage of it, as she planned to do. My father (who has been dead for 12 years) said, "Marie, I'm sure it's the worthiest cause in the world, but pledging $30 a month is just beyond my means at this time." In real life, I never knew my dad to contribute to charity or worthy causes of any kind.

Marie continued to set up the game while giant inflated dinosaurs and bands marched on by the house outside. And just as we were about to start the game, I woke up.

All in all, it was a very pleasant dream.

So tell me, Dr. Freud, what does all that mean?

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Comment by JustAnotherUserName on September 9, 2012 at 7:57pm

I don't know what any of it means.  But I miss you :-)

Comment by NatureJunkie on September 10, 2012 at 2:23am

@steve&B: I don't think every dream always has deep meaning, any more than every waking experience has deep meaning. Even so, there are profound moments and meaningful dreams. The rest... well, they sure make for good movies while sleeping.

@ Ruth: Yeah, I miss you too :-). I have been remiss in my participation here. I hope to turn that around.

Comment by Marie on September 10, 2012 at 5:56pm

Opps... Lazy except for Blanche, Diesel, Daniel, Jim, etc...  who still post videos. ;-)

Comment by NatureJunkie on September 14, 2012 at 8:44pm

Howdy, Marie! Gee but it's great to see your face on camera. I wish we all got to see more of that. (Sorry for the lag in response time. It's been a busy week.)

Usually what at first seems like a bizarre, surreal dream to me can take on more meaning (or explanation, anyway) with a little time. For instance, I was having this dream after my clock radio had gone off and I'd hit the snooze button. I realized later in the day that the archive of National Geographic on CD-ROM was being offered by my public radio station as a thank-you gift for pledging $30 a month. But why did my dream-state have Alex Trebek make the announcement? Well, because Alex represents all-things Canadian to me, as do you. Both of you in a good way.

As far as watching the parade on TV while the event itself was happening right outside my door, I think that's analogous to how I've often felt about video social networking, trying to connect with the outside world while isolating myself from it in front of a screen. And that would be why a figure I care about from the Ark would be present.

As far as the dead family members... that's too much for my pea brain, so I'm dismissing it as meaningless flotsam.

You look lovely in your sun hat, you Canadian you.

Comment by Marie on September 15, 2012 at 7:45am

Hey NJ Oh that is so cool to learn how your dream was formed/influenced! Very much worth waiting for! Er.... got'cha on the dead family members and a ditto. 

snort@me Guess you can tell I really suck at dream interpretation 101. *chuckles + a blush*

=-) My sun hat collection keeps growing.... I don't go outside without one. 

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