Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Dream: A boyfriend and a dentist

I dreamt I had an amazing new boyfriend who did development work with a focus on counseling poor children. He was smart and kind, but also handsome in a rough way.

I met him when I was visiting his place of work with a girl friend. It was stressful because the children kept trying to steal stuff. My friend wanted to leave, but I caught a child running off with my phone, and I sort of understood the work he was trying to do. We clicked.

My friend left, I stayed, we talked, and he walked me home later that night. I put my arm around his, we looked at each other, and we were suddenly in love.

The catch: Being with him meant having to go to a dentist regularly, one that he had worked with before. The dentist's office was in Gotham City and the dentist was like a cross between Joker and The Penguin, with a face riddled with pus-filled pimples. I didn't have any cavities, but he liked to pry my mouth open and poke at all my teeth with his slimy penguin hands.

The dentist wasn't a bad person, but he was gross. He smacked his lips every time he looked into my open mouth. But my boyfriend was always in the room during my check-ups, offering moral support.

The last scene I remember left me with my mouth open, kept open by a mouth gag. The dentist was peering too closely into my mouth--again, I didn't have any cavities--and I was thinking of my new love and saying to myself, "This is so worth it. This is so worth it. This is so worth it."

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Dream: Real friends eat together

I dreamt that I had received a care package from a US-based relative filled with healthy-ish, but hard-to-find junk food products from the Philippines. You could order it online from anywhere in the world and send it to Filipinos.

I surveyed the contents of the box, picked out the vegan ones, and set aside the other products for sharing with my loved ones.

I thought of giving some to my best friends Sherwil and Em. For Sherwil, I set aside different foods with dark chocolate in them. For Em, I set aside barbecue chips and other sweets.

When the time came to share them, my friends and I, who were located in different places, traveled via what felt like astral projection to converge in one dimension.

I woke up because I was smiling too hard, completely amused that we had astral-projected only so we could be together ... to eat junk food.