Saturday, January 3, 2009


In my dreams. Last night I dreamed that I was famous (the dream never specified why) and Tyra Banks was interviewing me in my home.

I lived in my current condo, but in the dream I owned it so it was decorated quite differently. The color scheme was based on the watercolor of Venice that my uncle painted for me: brick red, blue, and gold, with dark wood finishes. I had a rocking chair with one of those ottomans that rocks with the chair (I told Tyra it may be a little grandma-ish, but it relaxes me and I've always wanted one). I had a huge flat screne TV and a surround sound system from Bose. I lived there alone. Almost. There was a cat named Manhattan, which is my first choice name for a daughter someday. Not sure why I had a cat since I have no desire to ever own a pet of any kind. My apartment was also spotless, which was probably the most unrealistic part of the dream.

As I showed Tyra around my condo, I told her what a typical day is like for me. This included going to work at the treatment center for women with eating disorders, which impressed Tyra, of course, since the subject is so close to Tyra's heart, as she is a mentor of would-be models the world across (sarcasm here, if that's not clear). Then I told her about the chamber music ensemble I sing with (I don't actually sing with a group, though I often wish I did). I had to show her the vases I made in my pottery class (again, something I've always wanted to do). I glossed over the suject of my writing (I was working on my second novel) and then woke up.

Strangely, my dream, in which I had most of my superficial desires and a few of the deeper ones, made me feel like my life was worth getting out of bed for. Kinda made me want to buy my condo, too.


FamiLee said...

I love dreams. I used a free dream interpretation site when I kept dreaming about bugs or worms coming out of the sidewalk. When I read about it, it made sense and I finally stopped dreaming about it.

pudge said...

I tried to comment earlier, but it didn't "take." Here goes for another try...

It's a new year! Follow your dreams (the ones that make you happy)! When you are happy, others are happy as well. You have many gifts and talents, not the least of which are a beautiful singing voice, a gift for writing (articulate, thought-provoking and witty), a beautiful smile, artistic design, etc., etc.

Why did I start reading your blog? Because it helps me to understand you better, and because I love you!

Dale Kemp said...

Maybe you are famous because you and Mr. Bramble win "So You Think You Can Dance".

LOL, good luck but I think you're already a bit famous!!!

Liz said...

I could see you being famous for that stuff!!!

You should take up pottery when your job settles down a bit--I've always wanted to do it, but never gotten around to it, but have heard that it's very relaxing and soothing.

FamiLee said...

Cking to see if you are okay...something that you need to write is a book (with your style) about misunderstood and you are a likeable person that could do it...memiors of a mad women

Just a crazy thought