Last night, I dreamed that I was invited to be in a bike race. We were all given bikes that 10 year old girls normally ride around: pastel colors, baskets, a banana seat. Off we went, through neighborhoods and under beautiful fall trees. Most of the people were lost in the din, but three of us were clearly in the front: Kim (the lady that cleans my mother's house) was in 1st place, I was in second, and Teal'c was in third on his pastel blue bike.
We came to a deserted hospital with an overgrown courtyard, and it was here that we were supposed to rest. I was able to see who else was in the race as they pulled up for their pit stop: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddy Prinze, Jr., the guy from Office Space (the nerdy one with glasses.. Michael Bolton!) other random people. As Kim closed a door for a nap, I decided that I really didn't need any sleep, and if I left NOW, I would be able to be in first place.
So I took off pedalling casually, Teal'c at my heels.
I made sure to enjoy my surroundings. The clean air. The beautiful trees. When I got to the finish line (I think Teal'c's spokes broke or something, so he was left behind), I discovered that in order to win the race, we had to go into this building, and kneel in front of the queen... who was my mother. I got there and made small talk. She said that she was sorry, but I didn't win. Flabbergasted, I demanded to know who won, as I was certain that I had left before anyone else. My brother stepped out of the closet, wearing a crown and medallion and holding a massive trophy. Whaaa? "I didn't stop to rest at all," he told me. "I knew that it wasn't much further, and that I could make it fine."
I also dreamed about two livejournallers the other night: heyvertigo and halloaaryn. I was spending time up in a tree (where there were rooms and apartments). I briefly said hello to halloaaryn, and he said thatheyvertigo was sleeping in his 'room'. I said "hey, I always wanted to meet him!" and raced upstairs. I knocked on the door, and he was curled up under a blanket, sleeping. I excused myself for waking him up, and told him it was nice to meet him. He seemed very discombobulated and unsure as to what just happened. I left. Suddenly, he burst out of the door behind me, wearing a full-blown Robin Hood outfit, green tights, green hat with a feather in it, and all. He struck a mighty pose and said "WAIT! Aubrey. Can you guys give my friend, The Big Tomato, a ride home?" I told him I wasn't driving, but I would see. The Big Tomato ended up being this short, noisy, annoying, sweaty, greasy guy in a giant tomato outfit that resembled the little tomato pin cushions. I felt bad that I was having to ask my friend if we could drive him, but even worse that he would have no way to get home.
and even more nights ago, I dreamed of my beautiful belenen and alariya. Nothing really made sense, as it was all symbolic. I was on a vivid violet stream, coasting down it on my butt. The walls were dark purple, almost a purplish black, but I could see fine because the stream under my rear glowed. It didn't make me get wet, it was solid, but flowed like a small river, turning this way and that, and carried me along with it. I was a bit scared as to where it would take me, but as I looked to my left, I saw my beautiful alariya grinning from ear to ear and waving encouragement to me happily. She said something telepathically in my mind like "you can do it, I know you can! I believe in you!". The river sped up, and I became a bit nervous, but knew if my 'Riya was confident, I would be fine. I hit the end of the river and was thrown into the air with a jolt... and landed in the waiting, comforting arms of belenen with a giant hug.