Tuesday, February 22, 2011

SUBLIMINAL MONDAY: Stevie Nicks is Stalking Me (Again)

Stevie Nicks visited me in my dream last night. Again. It's kind of annoying, actually. I've considered contacting the authorities to report a stalker, but fear they'd take her word over mine. [Good call.]

I've had numerous dreams involving Stevie over the past few years. [Few? You call more than 30 "few?"] We're usually singing together and, I humbly confess, my vocal prowess is way better than hers. [Oh, look! A pink elephant is flying across the room! Whee!]

Which brings me to my point. [Seriously? It's that time of the decade?] What dreams do we have percolating within us that, no matter how we ignore them, just won't die? I've got a couple of big ones. [What does chest size have to do with anything?]

1) Rock Princess
As some of you know, this was my biggest dream. I took voice lessons, wrote songs, practiced guitar until I had calluses, and helped form a kick-ass rock band. [Must you use profanity? Oh, wait, yes. You're talking about rock and roll for f*ck's sake.] We performed, recorded, had our music played on the radio, won songwriting awards, and became one of the best original rock bands in Denver. But, over time, I stopped pursuing my greatest passion.

An acoustic guitar sits by my bed taunting me; willing me to joyfully create. [You do realize guitars are inanimate objects, right?] Sometimes I strum the steel strings, but more often, I don't. I still love singing and writing songs, but there's a sadness around it for me. I gave up on the 'big dream,' and hate that I gave up. [Don't be a hater. It's bad karma.]

2) Famous Painter
This may come as a surprise, since I haven't picked up a paintbrush since I was four, but I've daydreamed about painting beautiful masterpieces (think a cross between Monet and DaVinci) for most of my life. [Oh, look! Now a PURPLE elephant is playing with the pink one. How cute!] Alas, this dream dies a quick, painless death each time I choose not to do anything about it.

Then there are the dreams that refuse to die.

My writing is at the top of this list. Since I write full-time, one could say I've already achieved this dream. [BWAHAHAHA! Oh, wait. That wasn't a joke?] My muse, Lenora Esmeralda Cecelia Isabella Alexandria, or Lecia for short, [Your therapist has an opening in an hour. You should snag it.] dances freely through my mind, and with the exception of her waking me up in the middle of the night to write, "You simply must not forget dees, dahlink!" (her words, not mine), I love her with all my writerly heart. [You really are a fruit loop.]

Another dream I have is to turn my new town home (moving in mid-May) into a dwelling deserving of being featured in Architectural Digest. I love interior decorating and long to create unforgettable designs. [And I long to marry George Clooney and live on my own private island, but only one of us is smart enough to realize THAT AIN'T EVER GONNA HAPPEN!] Even if AD never comes calling, the pure joy of creating a living space that reflects my passions, personality, and artistic sensibility will be a gloriously manifested dream. [Oy, just oy.]

What about you? Do you have dreams that won't die? Dreams that pluck at your heart strings like a love-struck harpist? Do you have passions you've left in the dust only to be swept away like a tumbleweed in a whipping, western wind storm?

[Okay, that's it. I've got to stop you right here. You call yourself a writer? WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT LAST PARAGRAPH ABOUT? This literary rubbish is humiliating to you, your parents, family, friends, strangers within a thousand miles, and most importantly, me, your [beloved, precious, beguiling] subconscious. Cut it out or I'll beat Lecia to death with an imaginary wet noodle, and leave you with nothing more than your worthless drivel and worn-out cliches. Don't cross me. I'm warning you! You need to stop this nonsense now. RIGHT NOW!]

I'm not sure why I feel the sudden need to end this post, but I do. So, please, friends, share your dreams. I'd love to hear them all.

59 comments:

Kelly said...

Dream big,Deb!
One of my dreams came true. This week I dreamt that my son and I went to an Avenged Sevenfold concert which prompted me the next day to see if they were playing around us (I didn't think so). But they were and I bought tickets. So that dream will come true. :) Okay, so that's not a big dream, but a lesson that dreams can come true.

Ruthanne said...

Heh, sometimes the subliminal thoughts aren't even close: I liked the last paragraph. And yes, I've let dreams die... And had others that wouldn't. Some won't go away. But you know an odd thing I've found? Following the dream that won't die makes it easier to work on the dreams that did - even pumping done life back into them.

I've kind of realized that as long as you're alive, no dreams are really dead. Just dormant.

Debra L. Schubert said...

Kelly, I'm bringing back the dreams. Good for you for nabbing tix for the concert w/your son. I've seen Rush, Third Eye Blind, and Robert Plant w/my kids - awesome experiences.

Debra L. Schubert said...

Ruthanne, "Following the dream that won't die makes it easier to work on the dreams that did - even pumping life back into them." Brilliant. Thanks for those wise words.

Jill said...

1) get published
2) write a book in London
3) learn to play the accordion
4) become a polyglot, or at least write some really good poems in Spanish
5) go to Munich to meet Ivan Hajek
6) write some kick-ass song lyrics
7)get a PhD in 18th C lit/history

Um, I could go on. Do you have all day to listen to my dreams/fantasies?

Debra L. Schubert said...

Jill, Wow, just wow. YOU GO, GIRL! That is one fantastic list. Makes me realize how small I'm living my life. Time to ponder...

M_Mercutio said...

Throughout the 19-year-old marriage, I've had recurrent dreams about what an awful creature my wife was. Now we are in the process of separation. My son is 18. He will be at an advantage, when the two of us are really apart. Now that we are not, he has to witness disgusting scenes.

Val said...

Hi Debbie, long time no comment, although I do read your blog regularly my dear. For me, my dreams keep jabbing me in the ribs no matter how I attempt to ignore them. I'm not certain if they are realistic or just an object I cling to out of desperation. I hope it is the former and not the latter.

Kathryn Magendie said...

I have to remind myself, when I am whining about being 'ignored' by New York Times and/or not on a best seller list or some such something, that I made it to my goal: the book I so loved was published and then two more after that and another on the way - how could I complain (but sometimes I do - ungrateful part of me that sucks! *laugh*)

So I Upped my dreams - updated them - wanna be on a best seller list; wanna win an award; wanna be recognized by my peers as awesome *laugh*

I also dream of a trip to Alaska - ohhhhh!

By the way - you are quite gifted and a beautiful soul - remember that.

Debra L. Schubert said...

M, Negativity breeds negativity. For the sake of everyone involved (especially your son), you might want to try a different approach.

Debra L. Schubert said...

Val, You have power over your dreams, not the other way around. Decide what's most important to you and go for it. ;-)

Debra L. Schubert said...

Kat, I love that you "upped" your dreams. Brilliant. And, thank you for that great compliment. You are a gifted and beautiful soul as well.

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