so, i have this recurring dream. or, more accurately, a recurring theme. in my dreams.
the situations are always different, but i am always missing a plane that i had plenty of time to catch. i just get caught up with stupid questions from people or double- and triple-checking my luggage.
there is always a moment of clarity where i come to my senses and realize that i need to get to the plane that very moment or i am going to miss it. and then i never know exactly where the plane is.
by the time i find the plane, it goes down a lot like missing the bus. i’m always right next to the plane when they are shutting the doors. once i was even on the tarmac. usually, i can even grab the door before it closes.
at least one person from the plane’s crew sees me – flight attendant or pilot – and they sort of give me this cheerful wave as i am absolutely panicked and screaming WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT while it becomes so clear that they are not going to wait.
then i usually wake up, feeling like i was actually screaming, and the sheer volume is what woke me up.
more thoughts on the plane dream shall be forthcoming. i’m still unpacking it.