Saturday, February 24, 2007

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It's a large dinner party... probably 20 people at a long table. We're dressed casual, but not TOO casual. The table is draped with white linen, the remains of a good meal are being cleared by staff and there are many conversations going on. All fueled by the red wine that formerly took up residence in the only 1/4 filled glasses in front of us. The topics are funny and we all laugh easily.

Suddenly a voice is heard above all the others... someone is singing. It's a good song, relevant to the conversation. Not a popular tune, not something we've heard before. This is spontaneous. It's catchy though and we all seem to know the words. I also know where the lulls are in the verses, and so I begin to fill in the downbeats with semi-spoken dialogue from a different conversation I had been having before the singing broke out. The table is loving it. We are all smiling and tapping our silverware to the beat and then my phone rings.

I carefully reach into my pants pocket. I have a bad habit of hitting the button that answers the phone accidentally while retrieving my cell from my pocket. I can hear the song going on in the background. Someone else has taken up for me in filling in the lulls. Looking down as the phone reveals itself, I can see my fat fingers have, in fact, answered it too soon.

I look up at the table and everyone is gone. The last echoes of the song are still in the air. Then my phone rings again, which is weird because I'd already...


The call was from work. Because of this new work schedule I have resorted to popping a sleeping pill when I get home so I can sleep through some of the day. My boss was calling and woke me up to see if I could come in a little early...

I don't know if it was the Kroger Generic Sleeping Pills (AWESOME sleeping pills by the way, little tiny things that will KNOCK a brother out!) but that was the first time I have EVER had a musical number in a dream. I WISH I could remember the song! It was really good!

2 comments:

Jason said...

Wow, your dreams are so vivid. I usually forget mine. I need to start writing them down.

CondoBlogger said...

I think it was the pills. I usually forget too, but the fact that my brain came up with a song was too wierd not to remember!