And I'm fairly sure that this had something to do with it.
Other than a short stretch this past October, I haven't been sick in about 3 years. And, just like in October, this is the mother of all sinus infections. Only, unlike four months ago, this time my subconscious is being affected too.
Now, I don't typically remember my dreams. In fact, in my entire life, I might remember three or four of my dreams. One, where God and the Holy Spirit visited me on my back porch and, despite my begging, told me I couldn't come with them because it wasn't my time. (I had that dream in first grade. Yeah... it freaked me out.) Another, where I was dating one of my fellow band mates (a flute player, or flautist) in High School. And then, a series of dreams that still come where horrible things happen to my teeth. They break, they chip, they fall out... In one, they were pulled out thanks to some Now and Laters. (To this day, I can't eat Now and Laters because of this dream.)
But, for some reason, the past two nights have been filled with dreams that are both memorable and incredibly strange.
Two nights ago, I dreamed that I killed a small mouse. After celebrating by scraping him off of the bottom of my shoe, I was greeted by his big brother; a beagle sized rat. And, in this dream, the rat smiled an evil grin at me. At which, I thought, "My shoe is not going to work on this guy." True, it sounds harmless enough as I recount it now. But, in the dream, I was scared to death.
Then, last night, I dreamed I was at an unknown house where my dad was cooking supper for a large group of people. As I walked out to his truck to get something, I found my mother's recently expired body in the driver's seat. That's when I connected the dots in my head. My dad had killed my mom and was making chili from her remains. So what did I do in response to this? I went inside and used a dish towel to smack him around a bit. That is, until he sent one of his fellow cannibals after me. That's when I sprouted dragonfly wings and made my getaway.
Yeah... Weird... I know...
Hopefully, tonight will bring some much needed, and more peaceful, rest...