I’m visiting with my old friend and, somehow, we end up running into another, a reunion thought to likely never happen.
Then, yet another old friend meets up with us, we go swimming, and end up in water which starts to become wavy. We try to get out, but a bunch of slippery, soggy dolphin-like creatures begin to drop into the water and I am taken aback, before getting bitten by one of them as I struggle to get onto land again.
I’m back in the old friend’s house, like we’re kids once more, but different somehow.
Then I am with a boyfriend (a lot like an actual ex) who speaks about how it is to date a woman who is blind, as people we pass when we’re out comment. I have a guide dog in there somewhere.
Then we’re at a party, with lots of relatives, and he lets it slip to everyone (without asking me if the time is right) that we’re engaged. This isn’t our celebration. We’re there to celebrate something else…someone else, and the crowd goes silent at this guy’s nerve to ruin the day for others.
If you hadn’t guessed it, these are just some of the things I’ve been dreaming lately. Recently my dreams have been more frequent and seemed a lot clearer. Different somehow. I wonder if a recently started medication has done this. It’s only been since start of summer and here we are at the mid point.
Summertime is half way over, and I have been making it all about my writing.. Really, June was my month for new experiences and fun times I won’t soon forget. Then the really hot temperatures arrive and I sort of hibernate inside my house.
Sure, I’m sitting inside with my laptop, instead of making the most of this warm July weather. Though, I prefer fall. I know most people think me strange for this.
The summer maybe means less to me now because it’s no longer my summer holidays, off from school. Still, the heat gives me headaches, humidity causing me to become slow and foggy, in limbs and head. I make great use of AC and only go out for small bouts of summertime.
I do enjoy hearing the sounds of families walking together passed my house, the noises of the new family out playing together who just moved in across the street. This makes me happy for summer.
I’ve been doing yoga to calm my troubled mind.
Both my nephews were born in the summer and for that I celebrate.
Camping and sitting by the fire, roasting marshmallows. Days at the beach. Pool parties. Baseball. BBQs and ice cream.
Writing isn’t normally on that list of summer fun, but I have been working hard at it, at making some of my dreams come true. I should have three or four pieces out by the time summer comes to an end.
Was it worth missing out on all that?
Well, the summer is not over yet.
Summertime sweet memories made
with Kristi of Finding Ninee for this week’s Finish the Sentence Friday.
6 thoughts on “The Summer of My Dreams, #FTSF”
I agree with you about your final assessment about summer. As for the dreams, I have been having a few lately myself. So, I definitely can say that sleep or at least my own dreams have been more than interesting as of late here, as well. Enjoy the rest of the summer once again, too 🙂
A dream journal is a good idea at this point.
So true that the summer isn’t over yet and honestly, I’m a little jealous at how much you’ve been writing. I planned to write more this summer but so far, there are a few things holding me back in a big way… I’ll have to share soon, but for now, I’m trying to just enjoy the moments at the pool, and all of that. Thank you so much for linking up. I can’t wait to read about your awesome articles! Oh! I almost forgot. I’ve been having weird dreams, too. Mostly dreams of the past combining with now (my ex-husband recently died unexpectedly at 47 and it’s thrown me for a lot of loops…). Dreams are fascinating, right? So so much there.
Oh, sorry to hear about your ex passing away Kristi. That’s so young.
I am glad I have been writing so much lately too, but I don’t have an eight-year-old at home to entertain for summer. Enjoy the summer fun.
That is a lot of dreaming. I have odd dreams whenever I have salsa. I read somewhere that peppers cause this. Have you had any peppers lately? 🙂
I do eat my fair share of salsa, but only mild or medium. Never too hot.