Frank Said

Timely reminder for me from a favorite writer.

Depressing Dream

Last night’s featured dream was so depressing. I’d rather not recall many details. I awoke upset, and that’s enough.

The dream’s gist was that I’d been fired. I worked for a few years as a teenager, was in the military for twenty years, and then worked as a civilian for another twenty. I was never fired from anything, so being fired in a dream upset me.

Oddly in the dream, I did things to provoke them to fire me. And then I was surprised when it happened. After being fired, I had to go tell my wife. It gets weird, here; homeless, we were living in my office of the company that fired me. I had to wake her up and tell her that we needed to leave because I’d been fired. Then friends and co-workers arrived to clean out my office. As they did, they passed a wall where I was featured as employee of the month, quarter, year, etc. Although we were civilians in this dream, my boss in this mess was a former commander of mine. I was a senior NCO and he was a colonel, but we enjoyed one another’s company, often seeking each other out, so being fired by him made it feel harsher, and very personal. The words he used that stay with me was, “Get your filth out of here.”

Remembering and writing, of course, I’m calmer about it. Many psychological aspects of the dream are exposed. Calmer and more distant from it, I’m able to see the messages I’m sending myself, or the veins of doubts and anxiety being uncovered.

Later today, I’ll probably think more about it and even have a chuckle. I might need a glass of wine to reach that stage.

Catductive Reasoning

Catductive Reasoning (catfinition) – trying to understand a feline’s logic for their actions. This is a daunting challenge for humans, as cats employ a quantum mind that allows them perceptions and movements that defy human comprehension.

In use: “Deductive reasoning would have allowed him to associate with action with another, but the cats did things for reasons he didn’t understand, leading him to believe he’d never comprehend the catductive reasoning behind their behavior.”

Saturday’s Theme Music

Hot off the stream is Seals & Crofts’ “Diamond Girl” from 1973. I was friends with three girls. They had theĀ Diamond GirlĀ album and played it often. Again, it’s a little mellow for me. I was listening to ZZ Top, The Who, Led Zepp, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, and groups and performers of musical style during that period. Still, with exposure from visiting with those three girls, I grew very familiar with Diamond Girl.

I don’t know why it’s streaming in my head today, but there it is, another mystery of the mind’s connectome.

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