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Bad Dreams and Worse Nightmares
by Julie Michaelson
02/25/09
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When I say
My bed will
comfort me,
my couch will
ease my complaint,
then Thou dost
scare me
with dreams
and
terrify me
with visions...
[Job 7:13-14]
************************
"It sounds just like
an old country western song,
don't it, Lord."

[GENTLE CHUCKLE.]

"Yeah;
You're the only One,
I can tell this stuff,
to."

[PATIENT SILENCE.]

"Yeah;
if I tell it to my
friends at work,
or my other friends,
or my one-relative***-that-
is-still-talking-to-me...."

[PATIENT SILENCE.]

"......or my co-pay-of-a-shrink******,
or my next-door-neighbor..."

[SILENCE.]

"Or some of the ladies
in my Monday night
church-group.*..."

[PATIENT NOD.]

"....or, some of the ladies,
in my Wednesday night
Bible-study group**..."

"Yes,
child?"

(Squint.)
"I forget what I was
gonna talk to Ya,
about, Lord."

[PATIENT SILENCE.]

(Grimmace!)
"Oh, yeah;
my.... DREAMS."

[PATIENT NOD.]

"ECH!"

[NOD.]

"Enough to give
anybody, INDIGESTION."

"I understand,
My beloved."

"YEAH?
Well.....if Ya understand,
so much, then why don't
Ya DO somethin' about
IT?"

[PATIENT SILENCE.]

(Put hand to ear,
in a show of sarcasm.)
"HUH?
I didn't HEAR nothin'?"

[REBUKATIVE FROWN.]
"Child,
Who AM I?"

"Eh.....the One Who Could
Swat at me, and 'Ting' me
out of existence right at
this very moment, like a
nasty, PESKY little FLY?"

[GENTLE CHUCKLE.]

(Sassy smile up at heating*****
vent.)
"Yeah, but I'm serious,
Lord. You're the Only One,
I can tell my dreams to!"

[NOD.]
[LOVING GAZE.]

"....And, not be JUDGED!"

"I understand,
Mein kinder."

"Yeah; everybody else
says, 'Oh, you're DREAMIN'
about him, cuz you're still
THINKIN' about him.
You gotta stop THINKIN'
about 'im....and get a
new LIFE."
(Roll eyes, in gastrological
despair.)
"Whatever the hell,
THAT means...."

[TENDER NOD.]

"Nauseating stuff like that."

[NOD.]

"It's so.....JUDGMENTAL.
(Make the face of one,
who is about to throw-up.)
ECH!"

[PATIENT SILENCE.]

"THEY weren't married
to the guy, for 26 years.....
WERE they?"

[QUIET VOICE.]
"No,
My beloved."

"So......I guess,
I'm back to YOU,
Lord."

[TENDER SMILE.]

(Tearful gaze up at ceiling.)
"YOU love me.....
DON'T you?"

"With all My Heart,
My child.
With all My Heart."
***********************
(To the choirmaster:
according to Lilies,
A Psalm of David.)

Save me,
O God!
For the waters
have come up
to my neck.
I sink
in deep mire,
where there
is no foothold;
I have come
into deep waters,
and the flood
sweeps over me.
I am weary
with my crying;
my throat is parched.
My eyes grow dim
with waiting
for my
God.
[Psalms 69:1-3]



____________________
*The one where we just
finished a 2-week seminar
on finding our spiritual
gifts. I found out, my
number 1 gift is 'Exhortation';
I don't even know what it
is.
**Right now, we're knee-deep
in 'Romans': ech. I don't
like it, at all. It's really
heavy, and all it does is
talk about the Jews (and
I'm a Jewish person:
not a Greek [although I
wish I WERE a Greek.], and
this guy Paul was a terrible,
TERRIBLE writer: too bad, he lived
before Shakespeare. Shakespeare
said that a play always needs
to have a moment, or two,
of humor. It's called
something - some literary
expression - but I just
woke up, and can't remember
what it's called.
***The other relative keeps
telling the relative, who DOES
talk to me, that he doesn't
have an email address. Uh,
huh. Sure. He's a NEWS
reporter - and, he doesn't
have an EMAIL address?
Yeah: right. Just because
I'm the YOUNGEST,
doesn't mean I'm the
STUPIDEST.****
****Incorrect grammar;
used here for conversational
emphasis.
*****It's San Antonio,
and the temperature is
going up to 80, today.
******Sheisters: one,
and all.

___________________________
It's called 'comic relief'.
Yeah; that's what 'Romans'
needs. Heck, that's what
my LIFE needs....too.



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