Dreams so real you don’t know when you woke up…

There is an awesome sense of relief that comes at 5 o’clock in the morning, when you drowsily check CNN on your phone (for the second time), as a niggling sliver of doubt has entered your brain. There is no mention of the meteor crash, no more pictures of the gorilla men from space, no horrible videos of the extraterrestrial plague that spreads through the air and makes people bleed from their face. You check yahoo too, and NPR, just to be certain and then decide that it was all probably just a dream. Your wife is most likely not infected, your kids are probably safe, there was no blinding flash and monstrous boom that awoke you the first time and prompted you to check the news to see what it was, and your street is probably not being quarantined by the national guard in hazmat suits.

But even more than that, even if it is all real, another two hours of sleep would be grand. Because there is nothing you can do about it anyways. And if it is all real, and somehow between the first time you woke up and this one the media covered everything up to avoid panic – it is going to be one hell of a day, and that extra rest will be good for you.

Enjoy your gorilla overlords folks. Sorry about the face bleeding. You might want to see a doctor about that…

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