Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Dream Sequence

My mom dreamt that we were actresses on our movie set. 

In a story set a dozen decades ago, she and I were dressed in corsets and hoop skirts, and everything was in shades of sepia. 

You know, 'cause that's how things were in the 1800s.  The century of sepia.  (The whole dream is a blend of timelines, so try to suspend reality with me for a moment.  Since it was a dream and all.)

In this scene, we were to walk from one wooden veranda to another in the downtown city block, traipsing ourselves across the dusty road.

Take One.

We step into the street, and suddenly a car zooms past, nearly crushing me.  She pulled me back just in time.

And, cut.

Take Two.

We step into the street, and snipers are shooting at us from atop another building.  She pulled me back to safety, just in time.

And, cut.

Take Three.  Take Four.  Take Five.

We tried many times to cross the street, and each time, we narrowly missed a dangerous curveball.

In exasperation (and a corset and hoopskirt), she shouted to the directors, "How am I supposed to know what's coming?!  I can't do this scene if you don't give me the script!"

It doesn't take a skilled analyst to draw the connection between her psyche and her dream world.

How am I supposed to know what's coming?  Does anyone have the script?

4 comments:

Lori said...

Love this. Maybe I should write my script before stepping into the street.

Mrs. MK said...

Our mothers are amazing women! I love that she shared this with you...and you with us!!

JESSICA RENSHAW said...

I've been wanting to ask about your mother. She seems to be a major part of your support team.

Maegan said...

Hi! I have been following your blog for a few weeks. Reading about your grief has crazily enough helped me deal with my own, so selfishly-thanks!
I think it's amazing how we, as moms, never stop wanting to protect our children. Your mom knows you're hurting, and she knows she can't help you. As a mom, that has to be the worst!
I pray for you daily!