You Have ‘Em . . . I Have ‘Em And They Seem So Real

True story:

They seem so real at the time. Strange though that we never see our own faces in our dreams. We can see our body outline. We can see the backs of ourselves. We know it is us.We can feel panic or happiness. We can enjoy or be frightened in our dreams. We can also learn in our dreams at least I think I do. I have conversations with characters in my dreams. I feel like I can or am discussing things as well. If I get up in the morning and remember all of or at least some of the dream then it must have happened.

I’m not sure about the neuro chemical changes that go on when I dream nor am I aware of any biochemical changes that go on. I just know that dreams are dreams and I have them. I can often feel them in my sleep.

Many attempts have been made to ‘interpret’ our dreams but I’m not buying that one. No one mucks around in my head except me. I’m good with that and besides, I really don’t want someone else’s idea of what my dreams mean to me. How could they know except to repeat tendencies or probabilities? If someone says they can tell you what your dreams mean–Run and don’t look back.

This one was a bit weird to be sure. Parts were quite funny. I have no idea where it came from and no idea of the significance of it. What I do know is that the messages contained within it were real for me in my waking hours. They are important and so I thought I would pass them along for whoever reads this article. Take from it what you like and leave the rest behind.

I’m sure many of us still remember the show called ‘Laugh-In’. Dan Rowan and Dick Martin were one of the funniest teams ever. However, one of the characters I enjoyed the most was Arte Johnson. The other show I enjoyed was SNL-in it’s early seasons. An actor named Don Novello created a chain-smoking character called Father Guido Sarducci. Guido’s job on the show was to be a music critic dispatched by the Vatican to report on what was happening in the music world. Anyway, in my dream, the character who presented himself was a combination of these two actors in one person who called himself ‘Timothy’-who knows why Timothy?

As Timothy presented himself to me (I don’t know why me. Remember it’s a dream.) I couldn’t help but notice his face. He was a wizened soul who had seen more than his fair share of life in the fast lane. He was small in stature but his presence filled the room. His voice was strong and he spoke with conviction. I can’t remember exactly how our conversation began but he helped me understand that he had traveled a great deal and had learned a great deal on his journey. He said that it was important that he tell me what he had learned so that I could pass this knowledge, information, and wisdom along to people who would hear it from me.

I said I would so here it is:

–The first person he mentioned was Donald Trump. I know, I know I didn’t want to do it either but there you are. He said he will prove to be a very sad, lonely, dangerous bully with more than a modicum of phony self-confidence.

–The four most important assets we have to give are our trust once it has been earned, our honesty in terms of how we treat others. We also need to be as honest with ourselves as we are with others so that we cannot be directed, shaped or manipulated by our own guilt. The 4th, says Timothy, is our time. We need to be sure to give some of our time to helping others. Once we can do that we are free to be who we really are meant to be in the world.

–Be sure you learn how to enjoy your own company so you can be free to enjoy others’ company as well. This is what will keep us connected to one another.

–See the value in all you do and pass on any wisdom that you come by to others. What they do with it is up to them.

–Laugh at yourself. You are not all that perfect that you won’t from time to time mess up.  As long as your mess up doesn’t hurt anyone so be it.

–Love children. Appreciate them for who and what they represent. They are our window to the world. They understand it and they will manage it. Adults can learn much from them. Treat them with the respect THEY deserve as well.

–When we look at someone who looks different to us just remember that we look different to them as well. In the end, we are all men women, black, red, yellow, brown, white and we are all human beings.

Then I woke up wondering who was that guy? These are the words from Timothy 🙂  Take them-leave them or forget them. That’s up to you.

These are the words from Timothy 🙂  Take them-leave them or forget them. That’s up to you.

Anyways, that’s the way I see things. Thanks for stopping by–all the best, Jim

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1 thought on “You Have ‘Em . . . I Have ‘Em And They Seem So Real”

  1. Jim, dreams are sure difficult to understand. Mine are usually about situations and people in the past whom I have not yet managed to forget, or have unresolved issues. See I like you can analyze my own dreams…Lesley


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