Monday, October 22, 2012

Roll down the window

I seem to recall it was this way with the last cold I had. After it was pretty much done and I felt OK, I felt stuffed up and still blew my nose a lot. The vestiges of the cold. I've been sleeping with a stick-on breathing strip (twas a genius who invented those) for the last few nights, and last night after I stuck it on, thought, "that's a little high" placement-wise, and I went to bed.

I had this dream, where I am in the back seat of a two-door car. That's a symbol of helplessness and vulnerability for me. I'm also in the middle. There's pounding from the trunk, and I know it's my kid and a friend who were fooling around and now they're locked in there. I begin to panic, and someone in the front pushes the button to put the driver's side window up. There's someone standing beside the car, and I'm trying to yell to them to unlock the trunk. I know somehow that if the window goes all the way up, I won't be able to breathe. I panic and wake up, my breathing strip having failed because I put it on wrong, and unable to breathe through my nose.

Yuck. I am so ready to be over this cold.


  1. It always amazes me the way our dreams coincide with what is actually happening.

    A friend was having a nightmare about someone chasing her with a gun. He pointed the gun and pulled the trigger and in her dream she heard the shot. It was so terrifying that she sat bolt upright in bed. Her husband was also sitting up in bed and told her the big picture hung on the wall over their bed had just fallen and made a terrible bang when it hit the floor.

  2. Geez, what an anxiety-ridden dream! Those breathing strips are great (when they work...) I sure hope you are breathing better. Have you tried Vicks Vapo Rub? Stinky, but it works!

  3. I agree on the Vicks. Amazing stuff, that.


Hi, sorry to make the humans do an extra step.