Weird and wonderful dreams and their mixed messages can be comforting or bittersweet, frustrating or full of connection and meaning.
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Green leaves, their veins pulsing, softly touch my face. Overlapping branches loosen as I pass. Each limb a different hue of green. One vibrant as a crown of leaves. The other pale as an underbelly, yin and yang.
I step into a great mall with an atmospheric haze across it's central court like a mini Grand Canyon with the presence of many faces, watching. Alone and in search of nourishment, I am distracted with a rare bronze statue for sale. Descending an incline and awkwardly carrying the bulky bronze, a golden ball falls off the figure and is captured in the beak of a falcon swooping low.
A shopkeeper and I gently dispute the price of the damaged statue. Entering a two-story glass structure, in which the falcon is presently housed, he collects the golden ball and reassembles the broken figure. As a consolation for the damage, the falcon is brought close so I may hold it.
Worried the falcon will be disturbed by a particularly observant bald eagle perched nearby, I hesitate. When the falcon is given to me, the eagle and I quietly watch as this regal bird tenderly transitions to a soft and spongy creature, as if from the sea. It's translucent extremities of slender sea grass wrapping tiny claws float gracefully on the air. A brown-eyed girl's face smiles. And with delicate vine arms, adorned by a single feather at each shoulder, she reaches for me.
Speaking to the falconer in an exotic tongue, "baby, baby" she translates as we cling to each other. We are warm where the light glows from our ribs fitting together perfectly and comfortably and naturally and pleasantly. My girl, transformed, cradled in my arms at last.
What merciful consolation? This. This immortal treasure of exquisite love.
How do you feel when you dream of a loved one who is no longer here? Are your dreams repetitive? Open- ended? Leave you wondering? Please share your thoughts in the comment section.