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a dream of endless variety

Sometimes I dream I look in my closet and find that I have some pretty dress or great shirt that I had completely forgotten about. Something just right--something really beautiful. "Look at this! How could I have forgotten I have this pretty thing?" ... it's a disappointment to look in my closet after a dream like that.

And, since I was little, I have also had the same dream about Beatles albums. I used to dream I'd look at my parents' records and find some incredible Beatles album, with a great cover and all these songs I'd never heard before. I could almost recall the songs when I woke up. And then, when I'd actually look at their collection, there would be lots of good things in there, but not the one I had dreamed about.

My neighbor lent me their White Album. Yays. I will give them a thank you card with funny illustrations of someone back in the USSR (hey, folks over 40, remember the USSR??? as a kid I would never have guessed that THAT would ever end...), and Rocky Raccoon, and someone whose guitar gently weeps.


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Dec. 27th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
Can relate to your post...not so much about closet dream in particular...but just something that felt perfect and to get up and find it was only a dream. But when I dream of somthing upsetting and wake up and find that it was only a nightmare, I feel such relief!
Dec. 28th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
You're so right about it being a relief to wake up and realize an upsetting dream isn't true--like a dream where you argue with a friend or your husband--or a dream where someone is sick.

Since dreams can feel like alternative realities, I always feel, when I wake up from one of those, as if I've been spared some terrible reality. I'm always glad to be back in the current timeline!
Dec. 27th, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
*happy sigh* I LOVE the White Album.

And I totally remember those days when you thought we would either be at war with the USSR forever or all die in a nuclear war. Good times, good times. (hehe)
Dec. 28th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
It was seeing the piano music for "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da" that made me suddenly crave the White Album, and they obliged. That's such a fun song to sing--there are so many fun songs to sing on that album (not to mention lots of unsingable ones, but...)
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Dec. 27th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
I think you and I discovered the beatles the same year. 6th grade for me, at any rate. Blew me away. Achingly mindblowing. I had discovered G
Dec. 28th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think you're right: it must have been around then! What are a couple of not-well-known songs that you really like? One I really like is "Rain." I used to sing it to my kids during the rainy season in Japan :-D
Dec. 27th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
My dreams are finding money, and finding extra rooms in the house. (From which it ought to be obvious that my subconscious worries waking and sleepiing about being broke, and about lack of space.)
Dec. 28th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
I've had the finding money dream. I've dreamed about wandering through a city with my kids, saying, "well, just look around on the ground--we might find some money." Yeah, great advice for the kids, huh. I also remember a dream when I was a kid about finding little piles of coins here and there on the school playground--kind of like dog turds or something, only money instead (much nicer).

I've never found large amounts of money in my dreams though!
Dec. 28th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Strawberry Fields Forever..
Discovered the Beatles quite late in my life.. A few months ago actually, and I've discovered my Pantheon of Gods in them, so to speak.. Whatever mood i am in, the Beatles are there for me..
And I have the complete Beatles collection with me , as well as Lennon's "Working Class Hero" album (Psst.. all on mp3) which I listen to religiously..
Dec. 28th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
Re: Strawberry Fields Forever..
They're just so full of variety; yeah, there really is a Beatles song for any mood.
Dec. 28th, 2006 01:03 am (UTC)
the background music to my life now is the beatles...elderzen is infatuated with all things beatles and especially all things george harrison/paul mccartney...she knows all and as i listen to my background soundtrack of my life, i realize how much they must have been a part of life when I was a kid as well...i used to stare George Harrison on the Let It Be album cover imagine that I was looking at my brother--who was 9 years older and had moved out when I was still in 3rd grade
Dec. 28th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC)
Re: beatles
Wow--you got into them much younger than I did. I think it's like my friend C from Treadwells says; I must not have found them (with the exception of the songs from the Yellow Submarine, which I remember on kids' lunch boxes in even first grade) until about sixth grade.

Do you sometimes find yourself thinking of the weird/less-well-known songs? Right now for some reason I have "For No One" in my head. And I remember when a friend of mine first played me "I'm Only Sleeping"--I was in college at the time and had never heard it.

Did you want George Harrison to be your brother, or did he just look like him?
Dec. 28th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
hey hey there are those in their twenties with a decent memory who remember the good old USSR. ;)
Dec. 28th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
Okay, **grudgingly** I'll admit that if you're in the second half of your twenties you can **just about** have a bit of a memory of the Soviet Union :-) But if you're 24 or under and you remember the Soviet Union, you've got a prodigious memory! (I can't remember anything about world events from before I was about, let's see, eight or so.)

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Dec. 28th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
hey same pinch !!!! i too dream that there is a pretty dress that i missed in my wardrobe :-)
Dec. 28th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
agree with you and wondernoon...depending on the dream, I feel disappointed or relieved!
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:42 pm (UTC)
As if you weren't fabulous enough, there you go, dreaming about music. Who needs sex dreams when you have record ones?

...a soap impression of his wife which he ate and donated to the National Trust...

Oh, The Beatles. How I wish I'd been born 40 years sooner.
Dec. 28th, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
tee hee! Sex dreams are pretty great too, though! (um, can I say that? I can, right? It's my journal....)
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