a dream in which:
•i ask a large group of teenagers in my backyard, very nicely, not to hold an enormous wood chipper over the compost while other teenagers are inserting things (a baseball bat, a lawn chair) into it.
•i go inside only to discover that the guinea pig's cage is open and minnow is standing in front of it, swallowing. i begin to shriek, "april ate minnow!"
•i go back to the mysterious, dark, teenager-filled back yard and find isaac, who is literally like nine feet tall, and i sob, "april ate minnow." he pats me on the head very sweetly.
my dream about time, lucille clifton
she's the guinea pig. so really, in the dream, minnow ate april, but the words kept coming out wrong.
I think maybe you should record all your dreams and then write a book, because they're way, way better than the average dream! I'm glad that April didn't really eat Minnow--no need for any sad rodent stories....
strangely, mark had a dream simultaneously that minnow ate a leg off of a mouse. i will give you some tips for having excellent dreams if you like, mama d!
what are the tips for having excellent dreams?? i actually had vivid dreams the last three nights. i also re-read a dream journal i've been keeping for a few years, which seemed to reinforce the idea that i should have vivid dreams. that is MY tip, i guess.
actually, my number one tip is to keep a dream journal, and immediately write down anything at all you remember from the previous night/nap's dreams. i've found that if i do this regularly, i remember more and more.
but also, i have the most weird and memorable dreams (or else i just actually remember them) during the day when i take a nap. this works especially well if i'm really tired and i don't set an alarm (i always wake up within an hour or so). my theory is that i get through one sleep cycle and wake up immediately when the dream is over, and fresh.
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