Friday, March 13, 2015

In My Dreams


Yeah, so this song was playin' in my head last night while I was dreamin'.
Except, instead of seeing the lady in the video I saw Patti. And I didn't see the band.

Anyways, Patti was saying something but I couldn't make out what it was, so I looked for where the source of the music was coming from so I could turn it down.
Problem was, I couldn't find the source.

Eventually, I found it. It was a stereo that looked like a phone.
I looked for the volume control to turn it down, but Patti shook her head to stop me and placed three of her fingers on my lips, because I was about to talk and she wanted me to be quiet.

I remember hugging, and maybe we danced, or everything danced around us, I couldn't be sure since I was focused so much on Patti's eyes and her beautiful face, and she was staring intently into mine.
It was whelming, but not overwhelming. I mean, just not quite overwhelming, emotionally.
Or maybe a better word is rapturous.

Until the song ended. I started to speak again but Patti stopped me again, in the same way.
Then another song began to play.

I hadn't heard this song in a very long time.
Patti smiled and her brown eyes twinkled. Really. It was dazzling, in fact.
Then she spoke again.

I didn't hear her but I knew what she said this time.
She said, I'll see you in your dreams. I'll be here, waiting, until you join me.
The song ended, and Patti spoke again, except this time I heard her.
"Don't worry and be of good cheer HB," she said, smiling.

Once again, I attempted to speak and once again she stopped me, same as before.
When she touched my lips the dream faded away.

Then I woke up, with tears streaming out of my eyes.
And I smiled.

8 comments:

mushroom said...

I'm going to have to get a new monitor. This one is blurry.

That was beautiful, brother.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Thank you Dwaine.
My monitor got blurry too as I wrote this.
Best dream ever. :)

John Lien said...

Sweet dreams. Thanks for sharing that Ben.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Hi John,
Aye. Can't stop thinking about it. Nor do I wanna stop. :)

julie said...

Yes, sweet dreams, Ben.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Thanks, Julie.
It's amazing how much communication can happen with little or no words in a dream like this, which is unlike any dream I ever had, thank God.

Don Johnson said...

Wonderful what happens when we listen and can't speak. Real stuff, that.

USS Ben USN (Ret) said...

Hi Don,
I know. Amazing how often I forget that. I hear so much more when I shut my yap, even in dreams.