Tone Parsons

I dreamed a little dream

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything of actual content.

My brain is muddled by narcotics and it’s rather difficult to write about much of anything in a logical way. So… I shall write today about the side effects of thus said narcotics: Morphine.

Morphine makes your dreams rather vivid if not completely odd. Here’s an example:

Yesterday, during my mid-morning nap, I dreamt that I was at come kind of children’s carnival. We were trying to get everything set up before the kids got there (the games, the cotton candy, etc.). There was a stage set up and on the stage was Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith. He was the headliner of the entertainment, and was practicing on a stage, surrounded by children in brightly colored inflatable costumes (a blue star, a green circle, and a red triangle… dancing around him).

The odd thing was… he was practicing lip-syncing, but there was no music, so it was just him, moving his lips and swaying his hips while the inflatable kids were dancing around him… silently.

Then, someone’s dog took a crap on the floor and I had to clean it up.

I have no idea what any of that means… but it stuck with me after I awoke.


3 Comments so far

  1. miftah March 3rd, 2008 12:27 pm

    FYI: You’re not the only one doing this. And I don’t even have the morphine to blame. I had a dream Saturday morning where my girlfriend was buying up commercial spaces and turning them into retailers with conceptual themes. For instance, she made a department store with a Wizard of Oz theme, where the main characters would come through the store once an hour or so, and all of the workers were flying monkeys and whatnot. Anyway, on that particular day, it was my job to greet the new Cowardly Lion. Apparently we needed to leave to get something and as we were walking across the street, some kid threw a brick at the lion. I deflected the brick with a plank of wood I was carrying and then swung it full-force into the kid’s face. Then I woke up.

    And BTW, if Steven Tyler were capable of a performance this cool, I would be way more of a Aerosmith fan.

  2. Maggie March 3rd, 2008 9:40 pm

    That is the funniest thing I have heard in a long time. We all miss you! Hope you are feeling better. Hurry back to work!!!!

  3. Mike S March 8th, 2008 2:54 am

    My dreams are generally ‘different’, even when off the morphine. I also remember most in great detail and even ‘revisit’ dream places I’ve liked. Hope you’re feeling better:)