Tuesday, May 10, 2011


As you know, I pay attention to my dreams and, in fact, work hard to retrieve them--something that's gotten harder, frankly, with aging. DEAR AGING, WHY YOU GOTTA BE SO HARSH?

Anyway, this morning I woke up wondering why I bother to remember, because truthfully most of my dreams are mildly to hugely unpleasant. Like last night I dreamed this.

Random Dream Person who I Don't Know in Real Life: I've been meaning to tell you this for awhile, but you smell bad.

Me: I do?

Random Dream Person: Yes, you do.

Me: (with growing horror) Have I always smelled bad?

Random Dream Person: Bingo.

Really? These are the dreams I'm so desperate to remember? I think I'll get a new hobby.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE my dreams and I have SO many! Even the freaky ones are very entertaining.

I agree that I have a hard time hanging onto them - but I only exert my energies on ensnaring the good ones!


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James said...

I have smelled you for decadess, and you have always smelled very good.

Louise Plummer said...

So funny and so out of nowhere. You smell like an English garden, of course.

Donna said...

I gave up trying to remember my dreams...I think menopause put an end to my memory.
Loved your mother's day column....I wish I could remember it..but I know I loved it...I really did.

SWILUA said...

sometimes I think we're twins or something.

Bob the Woodworker said...

You always smell good and I may just have to beat the unknown Random Dream Person up for saying such a silly thing. Better dreams.