Tuesday, October 28, 2008

absolutely horrific

I had maybe the worst night of dreams in my life, one after another and some of them absolutely horrible--all were entirely vivid.
I remember one where I was out with my parents at a fancy place and I thought the bill would be a rather pricey 150 BUT it was 450......
Then I had probably the scariest dream I have ever had in my life: I was the prison guard who led people into the death chambers and shut the door (that is the brief version of the horror I saw in the dream) and I had to convince them it was a shower and the smell and the building itself and the despair and the horror of it was SO REAL...YES, I awoke and my heart was pounding and I was awake until morning BUT fell asleep again and this time I was hiding in a NY apartment knowing there was an assasin waiting for me out there and through the window I saw a guy with a sniper rifle across the street and the laser pointer was searching across the room for me and all I had was my camera and I flashed it....and then the final dream, also bad.
I was sitting at a table fiddling away making sacred items out of clay (communion cup and all that stuff--I have made some communion sets for Episcopal and Lutheran services, and other items for Jewish services)
and there was a Catholic priest sitting across from me bugging me. "Why are you doing this or that..." and I whacked him in the nose with a clay covered brush...

Well. I am all jingly jangly and my heart is pounding. I always have fun and nice dreams with hamsters or whatever, where did this all come from?

23 comments:

Farmer*swife said...

WHAT in the WORLD did you eat/drink/take last night?

And, where was the hamster?

Happy Tuesday!

[Poor You!]

Hilary said...

Prisoners = pottery.
Death chamber = kiln.

maybe.. ;)

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

eat and drink? nothing unusual at all!!!!

kate et jim said...

That's what I was going to ask -! Are you taking any new medication, Gary? Cold remedies, etc? NyQuil??

Hey - are you getting any of the ice yet? This storm is nasty.

Fortune Cookies said...

I suppose it was just the night for horrific dreams, I had some dooseys too. I kinda like that you wacked the priest, though, that's pretty funny.

tt said...

Geez-o-pete Gar!!! Lay off the 'sauce" man!!! ;)
I never understand dreams...mine are very vivd too. just makes ya scratch your head doesn't it?
I think Hilary is on to something though...possible...makes sense to me anyway.
Say hello to the hamsters for me next time they visit. ;)

Lis Garrett said...

Holy smokes, Gary!! I'd advise you to take a nap today, but I don't want you to have anymore dreams like that!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

no medications of any kind, and if I have a drink it is ONLY one a day...
I think the emotions were the key: guilt and fear

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Wow. Your dreams are so vivid AND you remember them in such detail.

I think Hilary is on to something about the pottery and kiln.

Good move on the pervy Priest. Heh.

Linda Starr said...

Oh my how upsetting. Guilt and fear? Sometimes it might be better not to remember our dreams. But I've heard we work out our fears and anxieties in our dreams so they are necessary, so I guess you're working it all out.

I have also been dreaming a lot lately, I think the politics and economy are affecting me and thus my dreams, but my latest one ended a little better than yours.

In my dream I saw a deer lying on the ground, tangled up in fencing, struggling in pain to get free. Then I saw fear in the deers eyes at my being near, finally the deer allowed me to come over and clip the fence to free the deer. Then the deer got up and trotted off. Next the deer turned into a floating tree. The tree was floating above the ground and swirling in a circle, round and round, and I could see yellow and green leaves swirling and rippling in the wind - it was so beautiful, and then I woke up.

Happy dreams to you.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

wow Linda!!!
Let's talk weather now!

Jessica said...

Man, Gary, those were some bad dreams. What were you thinking about before bed? Not happy thoughts? Hope tonight is better, and you have dreams filled with cute little hamsters. :)

Lynda said...

Wow - you priest hitter! I dreamt the other night that I shook out a piece of fabric and all the geometric patterns floated off and floated in the sky - you could walk across the shapes like stepping stones. It wasn't scary ;-)

Tricia said...

This is really all so odd. And you bonked a priest on the nose. I actually wanted to do that once.

kcinnova said...

That one scene sounds like the Holocaust. Did you watch any movies related to that - or read any books that might be related to those themes?
That's usually where my nightmares come from. I can't even watch the "scary movie" series. Pitiful, eh?

Giggles said...

You ate cheese before bed...not melted...regular cheese didn't you? It does sound like a holocaust dream but I'm thinking you work with ovens and what do you put in them...yes little clay pots. Anything to do with death means change....so I suspect you are going through some fairly big changes.. or you have been listening to too much political blarney on television. Enough to make anyone have terrifying dreams!

Hope you have a great day to make up for the horrific sleep!

Hugs Giggles

Crafter of Khnum said...

The most horrific dream I ever had was that I had awoken to a half sleep doze in the very room I was sleeping in and sensed the presence of someone standing over me. In my dream still, eyes wide open, I was startled into a panicked, heart racing, terror as the figure began to cleave down on me with a huge axe. Then I awoke.

I was in the very room exactly as it was in my dream, without the menacing figure, in a state of sheer terror. It took a good two hours to calm down after that one.

Janet said...

too much testosterone!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

too much...? can't eat cheese, nope that isn't it....

Miss Heather said...

I used to think I had vivid dreams... until I read about yours!! Don't eat anything at least two hours before bedtime... that has helped me a lot. :)

kcinnova said...

It's your blankety-blank kiln. Yes, it is!


um...that's weird: my capcha is "visual verification"

Oops, now they changed it to "dayeriat"

fiwa said...

Ok - that is a LOT for one night. Do you suppose you're just generally worked up over the election/state of the economy or something?

Nights like that are the pits - you don't feel well rested at all. I hope you sleep better tonight.

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

YES Fiwa, I think that's it.