12.30.2010

tension

In the dream, I was walking around at the reunion. Ambling slowly from room to room and house to house, greeting people, shaking hands or maybe a kiss on the cheek, having a glass of wine, helping to accommodate our guests and make them feel welcome. Finding everyone settled and talking with old friends, I wandered outside, in and amongst people playing badminton, picnicking, lying on blankets in the grass under the sun. I headed up a steep hill, toward a sunny meadow at the top. Climbed and climbed. Struggled and slipped a bit at the very top, where it became quite steep and gravelly. A hand grasped mine and pulled me up. It was Jim. I hugged him and looked out over the vista, the people enjoying the reunion, then collapsed on the grass in a patch of sun. Jim walked down the other side of the hill and came back with a glass of wine for me. Lay down next to me with his head on my chest. Long moments passed this way, in the sun. Eventually I raised his head and kissed him strong. He said we should not.

4 comments:

  1. I need to wish you sweeter dreams, my friend.

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  2. It's interesting not only that you have such vivid dreams, but that you can recall them so clearly afterwards.

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  3. what's even more interesting is that these two dreams are the first dreams i have remembered in years.
    the reunion part was a big maze of stress and anxiety and what-have-i-not-prepared. a few moments of sweetness, lying in the sun with a friend. which i ruined.
    ack!

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  4. oops, i take that back. a couple months ago, i dreamed about an amish wedding, where i was wandering around amongst all these people and could not recognize the bride, who was someone with whom i had grown up. and THAT dream was definitely the first i have remembered in years.

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