Friday, July 19, 2002

Flying Dream

I haven't had a flying dream in years, and I've never had one like this.

I started out in an old bi-plane that I taxied out of a hangar. I was supposed to fly in a squadron of other women, but they had already taken off and I couldn't catch up to them. So, I decided to go off my own way over the green countryside.

I saw huge black clouds in front of me. A very large thunderstorm was coming my way. I turned tail and was flying out of there, but the storm was quickly catching me. Suddenly, I was no longer in the airplane, but flying. I was surfing the air pressure wave in front of the clouds. The black clouds beneath my feet looked a lot like horses with their manes flying. I kept looking back to make sure I was staying in front of the storm. I was terrified and exhilirated at the same time. It was fun! I looked down and saw craggy mountains. It lasted quite a while.

I came upon some mesas next to a canyon and decided to land there. I stepped down onto the gournd and turned to face the storm. The storm never came. It got caught in the canyon and stayed there. I watched the clouds churn and flow, but they never got any closer.

Chip Off the Old Block

My son is at home. He's not sick enough for me to be tending him hand and foot, but he's sick enough to stay home from camp. So, I charged up the ol cell phone and we've been in touch all day. He's fine and feeling good enough to tear apart one of my old pagers. I'm so proud of him. He likes to take electronic things apart and try to figure out how they work. Of course, I make him take the batteries out first and make sure all of the capacitors are discharged before I let him go to town clipping components off of the circuit boards. He just called me because he couldn't figure out how to get the battery out of the pager. I told him where the little access door was, but he couldn't open it. I asked him, "got a screwdriver?" I literally "heard" the light bulb come on in his head. Quickly he says, "Thanks mom! I love you!" click.

Sob! Sniff! Sniff!
That's my boy!!!