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Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for dreams

Wrestled from his slumber the man awoke with a feeling of anxiety deep in the pit of his stomach.
He laid still in the dark.  Careful not to move and wake his sleeping wife. 
The dark room was lit with the faint green glow from the numbers on the alarm clock.
In the fluorescent glow he could see a half full water bottle and a cell phone paired with it's charger.
He reached for the bottle.  Carefully he opened it.  A slight crinkle of plastic shattered the dark silence.  He stopped, hesitant to drink lest he make too much noise.
The opposite side of the bed remained still.  A soft snore filtered it's way through the deep comforter.
He drank.
While he drank he tried to figure out what had awaken him.  It wasn't like him to awaken in the middle of the night.
He remembered.
His garden.  He had been dreaming about his garden.  The dream was slipping from his memory rapidly and he was at once saddened by the loss.  Why must dreams leave he wondered.
The bits and pieces that he could recollect were joyous and hard fought for.  Nurturing the seedlings to full grown, producing plants and protecting them from the cold weather, frost and winds.

He could see the people who had come from miles around to gaze at his beautiful work of art.  In the dream they were clapping.  He smiled and thought of the boy from the "Christmas Story" movie who had also shared such flamboyant dreams.

He loved his garden.  He had never dreamed about his garden before and when he awoke later that day he researched his dream to find any meaning or significance that it might bestow upon him.
This is what he found.

To see a vegetable or fruit garden in your dream indicates that your hard work and diligence will pay off in the end. It is also symbolic of stability, potential, and inner growth. You need to cultivate a new skill or nurture your spiritual and personal growth.

To see a flower garden in your dream represents tranquility, comfort, love and domestic bliss. You need to be more nurturing.

To see a sparse, weed-infested garden suggests that you have neglected your spiritual needs. You are not on top of things.
Sorry for the late post.  I was up half the night dreaming!


  1. What if you dream about a rock garden?

  2. Al, I think that's the dream that signals the end... the pushing daisies dream...

    My dream, was about seeing my name in lights... and low and behold... who'd've thunk, there it was - well not in lights but it was spelled correctly. Fame, here I come!

    Oh, and Al, I'd be trying to dream of you in a black cap with a big shiny car - I'll be needing someone to drive me down Hollywood Boulevard - just sayin', dream big, or buy daisies.

    Hey, Bushman, do you plant daisies...Al might be needing a few for that rock garden of his. :P :)

  3. Seriously though, I do dream, but never about being chased, or being thrown off anything - nope, usually I'm the ruler of some planet with my own space fleet - or, I'm on my Harley, zooming along the highway without a care. (I know what that ones all about too)

    But the best is the dream where I'm me and the book I'm working on is finished, and published - and my publisher is having this epic party (which is in England for some reason) and the Queen attends and presents me with some great literary honour. Yup, like I said, dream big or push daisies.

    Your dream reminds me of that movie, Field of Dreams - with the people coming to gaze at your beautiful work of art. And your garden, according to what I see on your blog, is indeed a beautiful work of art - edible art no less!

    And...to really enjoy your post, I cooked a Pad Thai dinner with fresh broccoli, and I even tossed in some spinach - then in the quiet of my kitchen I savoured both dinner and post.

    Both were outstanding!
    Cheers, Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

  4. How can you be UP and DREAMING??? That's an oxymoron! Can you dream about gardening for me and then travel to Indiana and make it happen?
    Dani @ Entertaining Interests


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