Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dream-like

When I was young I used to dream. I still do but not as often. Last night I was back in graduate school. I was taking needed math courses (math courses for an English major?), the last few to graduate. One was an advanced accounting course; another was just a basic entry level track. I was struggling, so they gave me a tutor, a scrawny eight year old, who claimed to know it all. Oh and another thing, during the night 'silent' construction workers went and removed the entire wall of the dorm I lived in. In the morning, the snow was falling and wind blowing, but I had to work my way to the 'know-it-alls' room, via a 3 inch ledge 10 floors above certain death and of course no sheepskin for me. My family had already traveled a great distance for the pomp and circumstance of graduation day. Oh, please don't ask me how I was to complete all the work and tests needed to walk. By the way, if you are someone who can interpret dreams, please don't try your hand at this one. I'm in a great mood on this sunny, albeit frosty Sunday morning... don't depress me!

23 comments:

  1. Yes, please, if he's in a great mood....leave him that way. ;-)

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  2. I dreamt last night I was rescuing someone from such a situation!

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  3. Back to school, i feel sick thinking about it !

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  4. Fascinating things dreams, sometimes they just come straight out of left field and you wake up thinking ..'what the ...!' what was that all about. Love the image Birdman, wish it was my view.

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  5. Great image Birdman! The dream is most entertaining as well.

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  6. Love this dreamy image and I enjoyed the dream story. There is simply no explanation for the some dreams. I think I glad that most are quickly forgotten but, the ones that linger make for interesting conversations.

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  7. Love the rivulets running down the window . . .the image seems to fit your dream . . . Careful w/the ledges and enjoy your good mood . . .

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  8. Your photography has a dream-like quality today, a perfect match for your story.

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  9. Dreams such as this is not depressing to ME...just merely comical. But, you made it after all!!

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  10. i go thru phases where i dream about school a lot. supposedly means you need to learn a lesson in life that is not getting thru! :)

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  11. Okay so I won't tell you what I dreamt last night. I would never dare tell in a public place anyway! :-)

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  12. I guess we all disappoint our parents at different times just as our children disappoint us. No biggie! Have a great day! But stay off narrow ledges wherever you find them!

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  13. I often dream about not having been to statistics classes and having to write an exam. Who knows what these school dreams could mean! Nice winter window pic!

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  14. Oh, that one was easy - it was as clear as your window!

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  15. I'm with Wong...no more back to school! Blah!

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  16. I love when I can remember my dreams.

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  17. Birdman --you tell of such unique experiences in your life -- they always make me think of similar incidents in my life. But this one -- no. This is an adventure I would not like to dream about. The photo was so appropriate for your dream. Enjoyed post -- barbara

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  18. Your dripping window is pretty cool today.

    Dreams? I hardly ever remember them these days. Didn't you have those dreams about oversleeping a final exam? That was a common one in past days.

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  19. i agree with ciel...you are a very courageous birdman to share your dreams in public. fortunately, if you should tip off that ledge you can always spread your wings and fly to a different perch, right? you are 'bird'man, after all.

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  20. Love the photo. Frightening dream but almost realistic since there's always an 8 year old whiz kid to make you feel bad.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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