46 — The House That We Once Shared

December 8, 2008

From E.

Edward Hopper

In my dream I walk back into the house that we once shared and as if by magic, it is once again filled with laughter.
I walk in to the dining room and its packed with people. Some I know, some I don’t but I see you and our eyes lock. I get that feeling in my stomach. You know the one, where it feels like you’ve been punched and all of the air is sucked out of you?
I notice that dinner is being served and I am being asked by a stranger to take my seat. I sit across from you. Everybody is talking and we, remarkably, fall into easy conversation.
Then you start laughing. You laugh and you laugh, throwing your head back, as if you don’t have a care in the world. As if you didn’t abandon me. As if you didn’t abandon your newborn son. As if nothing ever happened and my hurt never existed.

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7 — Asian Dream Girl

November 20, 2008

From K.

I keep having the same dream that I’m cheating on my girlfriend with a girl that looks just like her in every way except her race… her facial features, her haircut, her body, her voice, everything’s the same but her skin’s darker and her eyes are brown and I know she’s asian. I don’t know what this means and I haven’t told anybody. I’ve only ever dated white girls but it’s not been a conscious decision for me, it’s just kind of the way it’s always been.

One night in particular I dreamt that this dream girl wanted me to break up with my girlfriend for her. Her face kept shifting back and forth between the dream girl and my girlfriend and I didn’t want to say anything because I didn’t know who I’d be talking to. So I just kissed her and she got really mad at me. I kissed her again and she wasn’t mad at me. I can’t remember which girl I was kissing in the dream.