Friday, September 07, 2007

Portents & Omens

I had a dream last night. Nothing weird or spectacular. I dreamt I was standing on the beach... Could've been Nags Head, Hatteras or Wilmington.

It seemed to be late fall, it was chilly and the wind was blowing. The clouds looked like tarnished silver, not a spot of blue to be seen. I was just standing there looking out to the horizon, waves rolling in at my feet, when the rain started to fall. Not a big storm, no lightning or thunder, just the patter of a steady rain.

I looked down the beach both ways and I was totally alone. When my gaze returned to the horizon, there was a grey curtain of rain just off shore and I could only see a short distance. Just me on the beach, the rumble of the ocean, the hiss of the rain, and a horizon that was lost to sight.

It seemed to go on for a long time, and it was so real that when I awoke I was night blind, like walking from a lighted room into a dark one. The transition from sleep to waking was instant as well. One moment I was on that beach cold and wet, and then my eyes were open and I was staring at the blackness of my bedroom in Austin, warm and snuggled in bed.


You think it means anything?

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11 Comments:

At September 09, 2007 10:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some pictures are better left unpublished

 
At September 09, 2007 1:04 PM, Blogger K-nine said...

count yourself lucky. If it had not been for the AC there wouldn't have been any covers.

 
At September 09, 2007 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A "little" surprise?

 
At September 09, 2007 1:40 PM, Blogger K-nine said...

everything is relative.

 
At September 09, 2007 8:06 PM, Anonymous JRB said...

There are so many lines here I just can't decide which one to go with. You might want to re-think that "relative" remark though. That's just weird.

 
At September 10, 2007 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ummm... nice sheets?

 
At September 10, 2007 1:02 PM, Blogger K-nine said...

So not the point here. I was asking you guys to help analyze my dream, not my bedroom or lack of decorum. (They are nice sheets though... 350 thread count... on top of a really nice king memory foam mattress set)
The pics were strictly a dramatization. *sigh*

 
At September 10, 2007 6:43 PM, Anonymous JRB said...

OK, OK, big ocean, loud water, little drizzle...... I think you had too much to drink right before bed.

My real fear...that you have this photo in a frame on a shelf in your closet behind the blankets and shoe boxes and civil war stuff....

Wish you had been standing on the shores of Lake Norman. We could use the rain!

 
At September 10, 2007 7:31 PM, Blogger K-nine said...

Cripes, you are so litteral. I was thinking about the symbolism of the horizon disappearing, the empty beach, the steady rain.
I don't understand all the issues with the picture. I like it.

 
At September 21, 2007 5:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You look like a 70's porn star......HA

R
xoxo

 
At September 21, 2007 6:06 PM, Blogger K-nine said...

Chicka-bow-bow... Baby

 

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