There was the dream.
For some reason I was sitting on the beach. I don't like the beach. That might be oversimplifying things just a little bit. I love the water and I love to swim, but I find the sand detestable.
Perhaps it's my tendency toward OCD that makes me hate the sand and its millions upon millions upon millions of tiny, stupid faces. It's almost parasitic in the way it gets into everything and inevitably screws it up.
Or it could be that I don't tan, but if I slather anything less than SPF 5000, I'm torched in 10 minutes. I have a sensitive system
But when I awoke in an old aluminum lawn chair with my bare feet in the sand, I was almost at peace.
All was quiet except for the sounds of the waves mildly rushing to shore. Every so often a larger wave would run up the sand and splash on my feet. It felt warm, just a shade cooler than bath water.
It was slightly overcast, and the sky was a dark blue, shades of oranges, reds, and yellows leaping from cloud to cloud.
There was nothing going. I was the only one there. Enjoying the solitude and perfect warmth of breezy air on my face and refreshing mist of water on my feet. Closing my eyes again, I relaxed before drifting off to sleep.
I came to again, this time as the cold water overtook my lap, making me shockingly alert as if someone had just dumped a bucket of ice water onto my crotch. Jumping up, I raced out of the water, looking back with a tinge of sadness as the water took away my lawn chair.
Half-soaked, the cell phone in my pocket ruined, I slogged up the steps to the beach house. Dad and Papa (my grandfather) were sleeping.
Not the craziest, nerdiest, or even most scandalous dream ever, but stuck in the brain.
Now is the time for me to go finish the last installment for the Rule of Three Blogfest that will be up this Wednesday. I know you're all so excited and chomping at the bit for the conclusion. The end is near, just a little more patience.
Also, yes, I know I promised something for the 100 follower mark that has now been surpassed by quite a few. I'd intended an audio clip, but finding time to record it without two kids running around is quite difficult. Here's an idea: You suggest some books, we do a poll, and I'll do an audio clip of part of the book (most likely the beginning)? Thoughts?