It is amazing how your brain comes up with dreams, weird ones at that, to solve problems causing you distress. When you have a full bladder, your dreams involve using the washroom till finally your brain succeeds in waking you up enough to stop dreaming and start peeing for real. But that’s one of the simplest and easiest of the ones the brain makes up..
The weirder ones include dreams of you winning a game show on television, as happened to me the other night. Of course, I am not distressed for not being on a show or winning a prize; so obviously that was not the *rescue* operation being attempted by my brain.
After the winners were announced and had collected their prizes, a surprise announcement was made with much fanfare that the man-who-must-not-be-named-on-my-page (no, not Voldemort) would talk to the winners as a bonus. The audience gasped, while I stood in dismay.
Let me tell you, I am apolitical, and yet one thing I can say with certainty is that I do not, repeat not, lean to the right. So not only did I not dance in joy but also did not swoon in ecstasy when I heard the announcement. With no other option and succumbing to the pressure from all around, I picked up the phone after the other co-winner had spoken, in honeyed tones, and in the presence of the studio audience, and an even wider television audience glued to the idiot box right across the country, told the *democratically elected leader* of the country in a no-nonsense tone: “I am sorry, I am NOT an admirer of yours, Mr. So and So (at which he laughed a shade self consciously) because you did this, that and something else. In case you change and start doing this, that and some more other things, you’d earn my respect, but not till then.”
And that’s how my brain *rescued* me, by letting me get off my chest what I cannot in real life, for all around me are those singing chants.
(I know, I know. I overshot the eight sentence limit. But if readers forgive, all is indeed forgiven. So the ball is now in your court)
©Shail Mohan 2016
Dreams are interesting. They can be weird, funny, strange, or perhaps a message sent from the Divine one :). I had my share of dreams though not so much to ‘rescue’ but more strangely, like one where I was swimming in a pool of honey haha. Am heading to bed now, wonder what my dream will be tonight 😉
Indeed they can be, not the last though 😉 Lol, swimming in honey must be one tough proposition 😮
Wow! What a fulfilling dream it must have been! 😀
Yes, yes! Especially the telling to face part 😉
I made sure that I read your first post of the year and here Iam 🙂
I missed reading your other posts…one day I shall catch upto to it !
Dreams…sigh…I always get scary dreams when I need to go the loo – so that I’ll wake up instantaneously 😉
And what a way to get your mind out – dreams are the best I tell you !! And I suppose the first prize winner was me, huh ?? 😛 😛
Same about getting scary and weird dreams to wake you to go pee.
Lol, no way. We were co-winners 😉 😀
She wins a game show
Then renders a blow
Gets it off her chest
Shail Mohan at her best
E’en in her dreams she gives it a go!
I am laughing out loud at that last line, Gul. You are so right 😀
It’s a powerful image of your brain giving you the space to vent when you clearly don’t feel like you can speak as openly or frankly in the waking world.
Traci York said:
Dreams can be so wonderfully gratifying at times! 😀
LOL!! Well, we are in a democracy, and therefore can speak our mind! How nice if it had been a reality, no?!
You bet 😉