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This must be one of the strangest dreams I’ve ever had in my life…

Word had come out that The Simpsons cartoon was to be cancelled.  The reason this was significant is that apparently MY LIFE was being created simultaneously by Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons – who, in the dream, was played by  Dan Castellaneta – who, in reality, is the voice of Homer Simpson and several other Simpsons characters.  However, in the dream, Dan Castellaneta shifted from his true image to that of Christopher Lloyd, and in the end, took the shape of Elton John. By cancelling The Simpsons, my life was also being cancelled.

It was all a mystery at first.  Strange things started happening and we couldn’t figure out why.  We’d go out in the garage one day and it’d look like a different garage, or there’d be things in it that didn’t belong there.  Or, we’d step into a spot on the floor of the house only to “slip into the hole” because the INK for that “drawing” hadn’t dried yet.  Slowly but surely, it was T who figured out that my life was being sketched out as a cartoon by the same guy sketching out The Simpsons.  My job, then, was to seek out Matt Groening  and convince him that he couldn’t stop “creating” my life.  That’s when things really got weird.

He began taunting me by threatening to “erase” certain “characters” from my life, or forcing me to choose between them.  Machinery started acting odd… and by odd, I mean things like the tiller chasing me around the yard while a voice cackled and said, “How do you want to die?”

The only sense of calm in the dream came in the form of a cat.  She was silver – not quite an adult, but not a kitten.  She laid on her back and wrapped her paws around my arm to encourage me to pet her.  I wanted to keep her, but I knew better – so I started sleeping out on the porch hoping she’d choose to sleep with me. She felt like a guardian.

I remember two women in the dream… one was A whose cards I read the other day, the other was TL, the other woman whose cards I read the same day.  Funnily enough, they were sitting at a table together playing cards.  I remember telling them, excitedly, that I was off to find Matt Groening and convince him not to cancel the Simpsons because that’s why everything in my own life was going wrong.  I remember them both laughing…. not that my life turned out to be a cartoon, but because they didn’t believe I’d be able to keep The Simpsons on the air.

Just as I’d convinced Matt Groening – who looked like Dan Castellaneta, Christopher Lloyd, and Elton John, that I was worth saving, he looked at me and said, “Okay… one more season. Let’s see what you can do with it.”

Then I woke up.

It was 4:30. I’d been asleep for 3 1/2 hours!  What a nap!

I’m sure some of it had to do with the fact that I was sleeping in a strange bed in a strange room in my own house… all provided by T, who is a major ever-lovin’ fan of the Simpsons… and I’m sure some if it had to do with this morning’s posts and influences… but what a strange way to “adjust” to my current circumstance!


I need coffee.



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