Yesterday I got an email from Dani, one of my critique partners:
Last night I had a dream that I was in a bookstore and they just brought out a stack of YOUR books to put on the shelves. I was so excited, and kept telling them I know her, I actually got to read this before it went to the editor. Of course no one believed me and thought I was crazy. (Some days those people aren’t that wrong.) But I didn’t care, I knew the truth! I really did know that author.The book cover was simple, white with dark red lettering, classic style. Not plain, a little bit scrollish, but easily read. I didn’t make out the title, but in my head I’m sure I already knew what the title was so I didn’t focus on that. I focused your name real big taking up the entire bottom half of the cover. I can see it in my head plainly and have seen the print type before, very common font.
At first I laughed and thought “From your dreams to God’s ear” but then I started thinking. Had I ever had any dreams that had ever come true.(I mean real dreams, not day dreams or wishes for the future.) I swear I have, but I can’t remember them now. Dani says she has had dreams that have come true.
I know my mother has always warned me to “never tell Friday night’s dream on Saturday morn” or it’ll come true. (I’ve often wondered, does that mean she thinks Friday night dreams are always nightmares?) I’ve had moments of deja vu where I swear I’ve done something, or met someone or been someplace I’ve never met or been before. I’ve had moments when I’ve been humming a song and turned on the radio to find that song playing at the exact chord or refrain I was singing. (I’ve always found that a little freaky.)
When I had my hair done last week, my hair dresser had had a psychic party the night before and was talking about things the psychic had told her and how the psychic knew things and had predicted things that had come true before. I’ve been to a psychic once – he told me that I would get a job soon that involved computers. Not sitting at the computer, he told me. No, he saw me standing behind the person on the computer. Six months later I got my first job teaching computer skills at a local college. All right, I’ll be honest here. I think a lot of what psychics say can be open to interpretation. Same as horoscopes. “Standing behind the person on the computer” could have meant I worked at a store bagging groceries, LOL.
I was in my teens when Star Wars first came out. I was in my 20s by the time the second one came out where Luke trained with Yoda. Yoda’s lessons about “the force,” about how everything in the universe was connected struck a chord with me. I liked the idea, it explained a lot of weird things (like songs in your head at the same time as on the radio). Okay, I’m coming off as majorly weird here myself, aren’t I?
But Dani’s email about her dream, combined with my hair dresser’s conversation about the psychic got me thinking … have you ever had a dream that’s come true later? Have you ever had something a psychic told you come true? Tarot cards anyone? Is there some unseen thread connecting us somehow that some people can see easier than others?
Or is it just Darth Vader whispering “Luke, I am your father …” (people who know me will get the inside joke on that one.)