Sunday, March 16, 2008

You Who Are On The Road Must Have a Code That You Can Live By

I remember from last time that pregnancy can cause really strange dreams, and I’ve been having some doozies. The weirdest ones come in the morning, right before I wake up.

This morning, I dreamed that I had attached one of those black office clips to my lip. (That’s not the weird part. I would totally do that, just ask my mother.)

Then, the black clip caused some kind of paralytic nerve injury when I was trying to remove it; and my lip folded over on itself, swelled up, and felt frozen as if under the influence of novocaine. (Maybe that’s actually entirely probable?)

And then, I led a discussion about symbolism and other literary devices with a small group from my sixth hour at a round table, while trying to navigate my lip. It kept getting stuck under my teeth, and most of the students were either snickering at me or laughing outright. None of them had read the text we were discussing, and I was trying valiantly to get them to make some guesses about the importance of the colors mentioned in it. (Now that I think about it, this more-or-less mimics my in-real-life experience of sixth hour at least a couple of times per week, so this dream I guess is remarkably realistic. My lip feels a little tingly just now, reliving it.)


LH said...

that's a weird dream.
and now i'll segue into telling about my recent dream event.
husbandman was very rude to me in the dream. and i woke up very angry, not at him, but at the fact that I couldn't really be angry at him because it all happened in a dream. so frustrating.
but that was a few days ago and i've let it go.

i keep picturing you with one of the clips on your lip. i wish i would stop that.

SingletrackJenny (formerly known as IronJenny) said...

Crazy. I once woke up with a dream that I had badly cut the bottom of my foot. Only after limping around for about 10 minutes did I make the connection that it was in my DREAM that I cut my foot and that there was no reason to continue limping...
I will so never put one of those clips on my lip!

Martha said...

I put one of those clips on my lip this week. It didn't hurt at all really. Lip clipping must be genetic. Sadly, I am not lying about this. The clip on the lip that is, I have no idea if the behavior might be genetic.