I Have A Nightmare That I’ve Become A Pack Rat

I’m not falling asleep until around 5 am these days. Then I have these vivid nightmares around 7 am.

Today I dream that I’ve invited Rob Spallone over.

He drops by and then goes to see a friend in the same apartment complex.

I ask him to take my video camera with him so I can accumulate content. This guy’s always amusing. For a decade, I just turned on my tape recorder when I was around him and then went home and wrote him up.

I wonder how I’m going to justify to my rabbi publishing Rob’s profane-laden outbursts.

Rob and his friend are going out.

I tell them to wait up.

I’ve accummulated too much stuff and I try to schlep it along.

I dump it into the back of Rob’s friend’s pickup.

I go back to my place to gather more stuff.

I carry it over to the pickup but find they’ve dumped all my stuff out and left already.

I try to clean everything up but this causes me to miss my final college exams and I flunk all of my classes.

I realize I should just go to my doctor and get him to write a note about my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome so that I can just drop my classes instead of failing them, but I’m too tired and overwhelmed to do the smart thing.

Many years go by. I want to go back to college but I’m haunted by these string of failures.

Nightmares about rabbis and nightmares about failing my exams are common themes in my nightlife.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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