A Dweam Wiffin a Dweam

I woke up this morning with the vague feeling I had just starred in Housewives of Santa Barbara. My father has lived there most of his life so I'm familiar with the beautiful scenery, spent many hours on the beach, and warm hospitality of the natives, but when did *these* women move in?

I'm not a regular watcher of the Housewives series, I believe I've seen two episodes and that was last week (ergo why it popped up in my subconscious, I'm not a regular television watcher of anything so it had free reign), but last night's dream briefly involved women complaining about new neighbors and watching a lantern bobbing up and down in the waves off the stretch of beach in front of their house. Cut to a dinner party that night and Flo from Alice (70s TV show) was the wife of the idiot earthquake researcher who had been made to swim out there to replace the lightbulb while her husband took notes on the trembling sand. The women stood and watched a row of tall glasses of water slosh over the rims and gossiped.

I know.

With no easy access to my tween's dream dictionary (buried under *stuff*) and refusing to look it up online, I'm curious as to what you think?


  1. I used to dream about water all the time, which prompted me to buy my own dream book. I've just now realized that's one of the books in the missing box (don't get me started) and I can't remember what it means.

    My interpretation is that YOU are the man swimming into rough seas (publishing world) in a seemingly futile exercise (getting published) to satisfy those tittering safely on the beach (all of us). How's that?

  2. Hmmm, I hadn't thought about focusing on the water - I was thinking about earthquakes! Water represents the unknown (new wrinkles in my writing life?) as well as the subconscious mind and perhaps the earthquake is there to jar me loose while y'all titter?

    Thanks, Hoo!

  3. I have always heard water represents uncertainty in dreams . . . who knows? I used to have a really bizarre dream about waves getting bigger and bigger as they came up onto the rock jetty where i was standing.

    I'm all stressed out about moving so I have been having weird dreams where people are out of place and in odd situations.

  4. EEP! Since those waves were huge in the dream, I'd better grab a buoy.

    I'm sorry about the stress, Jessica, my weirdest dreams center on going uphill (in a car, on bicycle, running) but not quite making it to the top and tumbling ass over teakettle back to the bottom. I hope your move goes smoothly!