Friday, November 7, 2008

It's Not a Dream

Vivid dreams the past two nights. Last night I dreamt that I could see Abraham Lincoln up close. His head was beside me and I stroked the side of his face and could feel where he had shaved.
What does this mean? I don't know, except perhaps that I felt intimately close to a figure who has simply been a distant icon up until now.
When Bush was re-elected four years ago, I disconnected emotionally. Obama's election has plugged me back in again, and feelings of passionate interest, faith, hope, trust, love and respect are rushing back into my system.

2 comments:

Captain Nick Sparrow said...

I've read before that when you dream of a celebrity, you are really dreaming of someone you know who possesses the same characteristics you associate with that celebrity.
But I've heard a lot of Lincoln/Obama comparisons as of late, so...

It's all so exciting, right?!

Martha Miller said...

or, another way to read a dream is that all characters can represent aspects of ourselves...

very exciting!