Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dream A Fifth Dream


It is already Wednesday. I will make it through this crazy Chickless week!! I WILL!!

This isn't easy.

I realized partway through the day on Tuesday that I am just never ever alone. When I am at work, I am surrounded by people from the moment I get there until the moment I go home. When I am at home, the Chick is always there. She entertains me! Constantly!

My life is about constant entertainment.

I mean, look! How entertaining is this??

It seems like having some alone time would be exciting-- even thrilling for me. And in many respects, that is true. But you see, I have this idea in my head: I have time ALONE! I should be writing! I should be painting! I should be buckling down and working!! And then, I end up being distracted and walking around looking at the sleeping cats and bunny who are all ignoring me.

But then, I guess, there is also a lot of merit to the idea of balance, yes?

OK, you're right. (Did you even know you were in this conversation? Well, you are.)

Thanks for your help. (See-- you are even helpful!)

On to the dream, then.
"Please! I would like to get to my nap...SOMEDAY!!"

This week's dream involves that state you get to right before you fall asleep. That sort of awake- sort of asleep place where anything can happen.

It also involves...well.. you'll see.

When I was little, we had chickens in our yard. They lived in the cutest yellow chicken coop. I loved those chickens!!!! My sister always tells me that I loved the chickens so much because I didn't have to clean up after them (which apparently became her job-- who knew?). I just got to go out to the coop and pet them and collect their warm, brown eggs.

I thought the chickens were positively dreamy!

Good times.

So the dream was about them. Actually, I wouldn't call it so much of a dream as a vision. Like the Cat in the Coffee Aisle, this dream consisted mainly of a visiony flashy sort of thing.

As I was drifting off to sleep, I saw a vision of the chickens. Beautiful chickens!

Out loud (in real life) I said "OH! THE CHICKENS!"

The Chick, who was sitting next to me reading, woke me up. "What about the chickens?" she asked.

But it was no use. There was no explanation. It was nothing about the chickens. It was simply, "Oh, the chickens!" They were just there. That was all.

"Nothing...." I answered and went back to sleep.


Tune in next week, when the dream is about...

Well, I can't actually tell you. It would spoil everything!!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your utterance of "Oh, the chickens!" reminded me of Citizen Kane's "Rosebud!" somehow. Very cryptic.

JFKlaver said...

After this read, I cannot wait for the next dream!

Emma said...

I like it. :)

Do you say "Oh! The chickens!" to each other now and then? I know I would.

We had ducks when I was a kid and they were awesome, too.

Bella Foxglove said...

I just wanted to say I love your blog, and the dream pieces are awesome lol..

I tagged you, if your interested, over at my blog for a little holiday survey fun, and if you like, you can check it out here:

Anonymous said...


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yeah, I agree with everything Anonymous said too.

Marcy Hall said...

wow!! anonymous really hit the nail on the head, don't you think? poignant insights. :)

Marcy Hall said...

oh, and, thanks, bella foxglove. miss zoe and i will get right on it!! we love surveys! zoe likes to check boxes. :)

Laura Hegfield said...

Wow...I wish I could remember more of my you think all these chickens in your dream are related to your loneliness for your Chick? Perhaps it's best not to analyze..or was this dream before your Chick temporarily danced out of the coop? I'm confused...if it was before she left, maybe it was a premenition of how much you would long for her company...and therefor cloned her as many cute chicks in your subconscious? yeah, probably best not to analyze this.

Bethany said...

Nice chicken dream. Perfect in it's simplicity. The chickens are back in your life. That must be good. They made you happy.
I wish I could have a happy chicken dream tonight.
I had a nightmare about a man/devil/goat riding in an elevator the other night and it was not fun.
Thanks for entertaining us.

Linnea said...

Chickens lay eggs, the ultimate symbol of rebirth, fertility, life ... if you want to get all analytical about it. However, I think I'd just giggle about not only dreaming about chickens, but talking in your sleep to share your dreams about the chickens with the Chick.

Have a good weekend!