See you in our dreams

3 10 2012

Rachel and Artie from Glee were accompanying me on my quest.  I had been given clues to go to certain places, and once there, I would find an old shoe.  Inside, I would find more clues to the next location.  I didn’t understand it.

The three of us were in a dark forest.  The trees and the leaves on the ground were brown — burgundy, really.  There were two different tracks in front of us, like those little ramps in bowling alleys where the balls roll and return to the front of the bowling lane.  There were two separate ones in front of us, both metal.  I told Rachel and Artie, who were standing behind me, to wait until the balls were released, as it was implied (or else I “knew”) that the balls were there to kill us.  Two bangs went off from somewhere, and the cannonballs — or large metal balls — rolled out of the lanes,  We hopped across the tracks after they rolled past us and into the forest behind us, then sprinted until we got to smaller tracks that we were supposed to jump on and follow.  I jumped on it, and started weaving my way around, while Artie and Rachel seemed to stay on ground, pointing me as to where to go.  Finally, I got to the end of the tracks and was face to face with a worn out old boot.  I dumped the contents out: some coins, mostly.  The boot had the number 20 faded on it.  I knew that was significant, and I knew that the next boot or whatever it was was going to be the last one.

I examined the coins but couldn’t figure it out.  “What does this mean?” I asked someone standing nearby (it might have been Artie but I think it was someone different entirely).  Then I looked more closely at the coins and I realized what it was: they all had sea animals on it, and our next location was the aquarium.

“No.  No no no no.  I don’t want to go there ever again,” I said.  But everyone already left, and I knew I had to go there.


The aquarium wasn’t quite the aquarium that I remembered it to be.  It was more like a seafood market.  I wandered the halls, looking for something.  Eventually, I came across two big glass doors.  A little girl walked slowly up to the glass.  Floating behind her was what I first thought was a dead girl, but it turned out to be a jellyfish.  I opened the doors, and had to yell at her because all of a sudden, there were people around, talking.

I can’t remember what we talked about, but I do remember the jellyfish was trying to kill me.  Unfortunately for it, there was no water around, and it flopped and slid pathetically on the floor towards me while I shout-talked with the little girl.  She must’ve told me something important because the next thing I remember is I was on my way to the hospital.

I was on the phone with my mother.  I told her I figured everything out.  My ex, G., had been in an accident and was almost dead.  He was in the hospital, in a coma, and had been leaving my clues to try and communicate with me.  I didn’t know why though.  While talking with my mom, she told me she was in the hospital or that she was also headed to the hospital, and would check on him.  During our conversation, a  strange and distant but clear voice interrupted us and said something which I can’t even remember.  My mother didn’t hear it, but I heard it, and I knew it was G. sending me telepathic messages.  I told her I was on my way to the hospital to see him.

I got a ride from someone.  When I got there, the attendant at the hospital asked if we were there to see the swim races that day, and when I told him I needed to visit a patient in the hospital, he waved us in.  I went inside and wasn’t sure where he might be, but I figured he wasn’t on the first floor.  So I got in the elevator and pushed the 4 button.  I saw my mother through the glass windows/walls of the elevator, waving at me.  She somehow told me (maybe this was after, or maybe it was voice-over or something) that G. was located on the second floor.  She also said he was awake and had even walked over to the Visitor’s Area, waiting for me.

For some reason, I told her I would stay on the fourth floor for a bit.  I think I rationalized that since I was going to the fourth floor, I might as well “spend time” there before going down to the appropriate floor.  Unfortunately for me, I believe I forgot my original mission, and spent a stupid amount of time on the fourth floor.  In the end, I didn’t even see him in the hospital.

I suddenly remembered why I was there, and as I headed downstairs, I woke up.