My college roommate Melanie and I used to keep dream journals. I used to wake up and write at least a little snippet every day. Nowadays, I never remember my dreams. Unless I'm just not having them anymore. But last night I had a dream that seemed very real and caused me to become wide awake for about 15 minutes at around 3:00 a.m.
It was daytime. I was home in my condo with someone, although I'm not sure who. It was really stormy outside and every single tv channel had interrupted regular broadcasting to follow the tornado that was traveling all the way through Utah, from north to south. The tv showed a map of Utah with a graphic of the tornado whirling in its current location, while voices were frantically reporting on the progress and damage. The tornado finally got to the Salt Lake part of the map, so my companion and I looked out of my north-facing window, and sure enough, there it was. It wasn't as wide as I expected it to be, but it was spinning fast and looked really scary. It rushed right past my building, and then everything got really calm. My companion and I went onto my deck to check out the complex. Other people were outside, too, but everyone was quiet and somber. The sky was still very dark, but the trees were eerily still. The building to the south of me was hit, and there was a hole in the wall of the ground floor unit and the third floor unit. Through the hole of the third floor unit we could see an upright bass and some other instruments that were now all wet and ruined. A blond-haired, dread-locked guy came out looking completely devastated, carrying another upright bass.
You may or may not (but most likely may, if you've met me) know that I am absolutely terrified of earthquakes. So in my 3:00 a.m. post-dream-ness, I started panicking that my tornado dream was just a premonition that we were about to suffer from a more-likely-in-Utah natural disaster. I was finally able to go back to sleep when I remembered that I'd been watching "Storm Chasers" on Discovery Channel yesterday, and that's likely what prompted the dream.
I guess I better add "Storm Chasers" to the list of too-scary-for-me-to-watch-alone shows, and stick with things like "Desperate Housewives" and "Sex in the City."
Home Sweet Home
1 year ago