I dream dead people.

What is up with this?  For the past three nights I’ve dreamed of dead people.  It’s not like I’m trying to dream of dead people.  I don’t climb into bed thinking, gee, I’d sure like to dream of dead people.  But it doesn’t seem to matter.  My subconscious has plans of its own.

Dream number one – I am married to a distorted version of Jeff Goldblum, an actor I would be quite attracted to under normal circumstances (because I think he’s super sexy in that Anthony Bourdain bad-boy way and Jeff delivers the best one-liners in Hollywood with great aplomb) but I’m not attracted to him when he looks like he’s stepped straight out of some satanic fun house mirror.  Anyway, Jeff’s evil twin and I were invited to a party.  Each couple invited had to bring an original work of art.  Each work of art had to be created from a dead body.  So we, fun house mirror Jeff and I, had to go dig someone up and like… shellac them – mix and match parts in an artistic fashion.  To say the process was gross is an understatement– all these pieces of dead bodies in various states of decay on display.  Delightful…

I didn’t like this dream at all and I certainly did not appreciate being married to fun house mirror Jeff Goldblum.  I remember hiding in the bathroom of the house where the party was being held, wondering how the hell I was going to escape via a tiny window and climb down from the second story.

Dream number two – Driving in a car with my mother, a dead body in the back seat.  Didn’t recognize the body.  Don’t know where we were going.  I tried to keep my eyes on the road, but still I had to glance into the backseat every now and then to see if that dead body was still there.  Didn’t want any reanimation happening while driving.  RWD.  Reanimation While Driving.

Dream number three – Dead body encased in plastic like one of those paperweights, floating in my bathtub.  WTF???  See my scorpion paperweight?  That’s what it was like.

Enough with the dead bodies already.

I’d rather dream about oh, pretty much anything else.


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27 Responses to I dream dead people.

  1. Katalina Leon says:

    Oh dear… your animus wants the artistic freedom to start something new. He’s bored to death. Do as he says or else you might dream of Jeff Goldblum as “The Fly” (That movie was gross and nearly turned me off Jeff, which is no easy feat.)
    XXOO Kat

  2. Ack! Kat, tell my animus he can just come right out and say it! Yeah, The Fly nearly turned me off movies altogether.

  3. Tom Stronach says:

    What you are really dreaming about is the CEO and his/her other two top dogs of United Airlines being horribly killed and mutilated for running such a crap service and taking so long to get your parents to a wedding in Canada….

    Or Katalina could be right and your muse is telling you, “enough of this mushy love stuff Jules, get with the programme and write some Murder Death Kill, Tom is waiting”


  4. Amber Skyze says:

    I dreamt about cupcakes. A lot better than dead people. ;)

  5. Theresa says:

    Ugh, I feel your pain. I have been dreaming about zombies. Maybe I should stop watching The Walking Dead. But I cant!

  6. Delilah Hunt says:

    Eek. I had a dream about Jeff Goldblum once, who I also find kinda attractive in a nerdy way. He was wearing a lovely shade of eyeshadow and I wanted to know where he bought it. Guess that was kinda scary too, though not as much as dead people.

  7. Penelope says:

    You’re having dead people stress dreams. Veryyyyyyy interesting.

    My stress dreams are about weenie dogs. I’m not kidding. Weenie dogs in distress and I’m trying to save them.

    I think you need to stop drinking coffee before you go to bed. Try that one!

  8. Tracy says:

    I can’t believe I’m admitting that this thought crossed my mind…

    So, I see your blog title, I see Jeff Goldblum’s picture (love him…not so much think he’s sexy, though), and even halfway through your post I’m aghast, eyes wide, thinking, “OH MY GOD, JEFF GOLDBLUM IS DEAD?!?! HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS???”

    *Hangs head in shame and sighs deeply*

    So concludes my morning dose of rampant stupidity.

  9. Euww, dead people. Tonight tell yourself what you want to dream about. I read this in a book years ago and it worked. At the time I was having nightmares. I’d pick something nice. Sometimes I’d dream about my choice and sometimes I wouldn’t dream at all. Good luck. ;)

  10. On the other hand, these dreams are a great subject for a blog post.

  11. Hi Stephanie! I do use lucid dreaming techniques. Which is why I woke myself up from all three. At least I didn’t have one last night. Not sure what it is but it may have something to do with my aunt. She’s in the hospital. Or it may be what Kat suggested – I had just said I wanted to start painting again the day I had the first dream. But not dead bodies. Oh! Maybe resurrecting old skills! Maybe that’s it.

  12. Casey Wyatt says:

    Uh oh Julia! I hate dreams like that. I freak out whenever the dead visit my dreams, especially zombies!! Maybe there is a plot mixed in there somewhere!

  13. Oh god forbid, Tracy! Hush your mouth! Love your review today, by the way.

  14. Penny – I saw a weenie dog wine bottle opener yesterday. I’m getting it for you, I swear! Coffee? Don’t drink it at night but I should. Puts me right to sleep! :)

  15. Now that is frightening, Delilah! I wonder what Jeff would think of that…

  16. Hey, Theresa! I know what you mean about The Walking Dead. Can’t look away!

  17. Oh, Amber! Nice dream! :P

  18. Murder death kill is coming, Tom, I swear – with minimal sex! It’s in the queue! Yeah, could be about my parent’s flight issues!

  19. Oh, I wish, Casey! Usually when I see the dead the look fabulous! This was just gross. Made me kind of uneasy.

  20. Some people say dreams are just random neurons firing as we sleep. If that’s the case your neurons are extremely active.

  21. I think we work through things in our sleep, Steph. And sometimes it’s just the brain getting rid of excess data. :)

  22. anny cook says:

    I have to admit I’m with Tracy. I had to read over half the post before I realized Jeff wasn’t dead. :-(

    I don’t dream of the dead. Which is kind of strange actually as I’ve been reading through the “in Death” series…lots of bodies. Hmmmm. Anyway, I do a lot of solitaire and puzzle-type thingies while I’m working out book plots. And I find THATs what I dream about. Which is kind of weird and makes me really tired as my mind is so damn active all night.

    Hope things get better for you.

  23. I have not been dreaming lately…

  24. Or not remembering them, Savannah. As long as you’re not doing what I’ve been doing!

  25. Sorry, Anny! I used to dream about Tetris, but we don’t have that game anymore. :)

  26. sandra cox says:

    I would love to know what your dreams represent……

  27. In truth, Sandra, I think it’s my aunt. Two days after the dreams stopped she fell and hit her head and now she’s in a coma. Not looking good. We’re okay, don’t worry.