John Kahane (jkahane) wrote,
John Kahane

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Strange Dream

Suffering from the "lack of sleep" blues, I think.

Ever since I hurt my knee back at the beginning of last week (see the journal entry) , I've been having a good deal of trouble sleeping. Move the leg wrong in my sleep, and wake up hurting...and that's once I've been able to get to sleep at all...

Last night, I had a doozy of a strange dream, just to make things interesting. I haven't really discussed my dreams here in my LJ, but this one was sufficiently weird enough to share.

I'm walking through a forest glade or meadow, with a bandage on my knee that takes the form of two daffodils secured by hospital gauze and tape, with the words "Alex was here" scrawled on the top, like someone wrote something on a leg cast. The sun is shining, the wind is blowing gently, and as I walk, a dark green, velveteen rabbit appears in front of me.

The gist of the conversation is that the the drilling machine* leads down the rabbit hole to a wonderful land full of mushrooms and...something. Sure enough, I get to the drilling machine at the edge of the forest, and several of my friends (including LJers spross, xnbach, w00hoo, tcpip, and thebitterguy among others) are present, along with SteveB, Tammy Powers, Kathy, and my goddaughter Ellie. We all pile into the drilling machine, and the next thing I know, I'm standing in a forest of mushrooms.

A little blonde-haired girl who looks like my goddaughter, Ellie, says to me that the Queen of Hearts is after me, and holds out a play card. It's the Queen of Hearts, but it's purple (not red), and has something scrawled on it.

I woke up at that point, in a good deal of pain (must have moved my leg wrongly or some such), and jotted the dream down on my journal that I keep near my bed. According to the journal, it was about 3:45 am. I've noticed that this dream has all sorts of elements to it from my waking life and other aspects of my social life, but what the heck does the Queen of Hearts have to do with anything? :)
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