Sunday, September 10, 2006

Nuthin' much

I'm glad Sunday is here. After spending all day yesterday getting caught up on my lesson planning, Serge and I enjoyed having dinner with our friend Dan, a good friend of long duration who arrived bearing libations. We laughed, told jokes and shared pictures.

I got sucked into the "twin towers" show on Discovery this week and I can't shake some of the images. I realize I've shunned anything to do with that event for many years. And now that stupid show has infiltrated my dreams. Twice now, I've woken up because of the same dream. I'm trapped on the upper floors and I break open a window and jump out. I look for my parachute and realize I don't have one and then wake up at the point of impact. Damn discovery channel.

Perhaps I'll write about that surreal day tomorrow.

For now, I'm grateful for another day, a warm bed, a hot meal. I think I'll spend the day sitting in gratitude. Peace.

15 comments:

CoffeeDog said...

Speaking of dreams, here in the US there is a commercial for a sleeping aid...the way they present it is quite funny. A guy comes out to the kitchen, Abe Lincoln and a gopher are sitting at the tabel with a chess set, glad to see this guy because he has finally come back to his dreams. http://www.rozerem.com/

Ack the 911 stuff. Good Morning Amer is running the original show from that day, sorta creepy actually.

Lemuel said...

pax tecum. no. pax vobiscum.

JoeL said...

I hate anything related to 9-11!?

We talked about sleep on Friday.
Didn't I e-mail you?

Let me know.

J

Chunks said...

Personally, the whole 9/11 thing is being exploited as news when it is in fact, history. I'm not even going to turn the TV on tomorrow because already we are being bombarded by it.

It still makes me sad, just like it was yesterday, that's why I can't watch it. Same with Columbine. I take things too hard.

Dinner and libations sounds wonderful though!

Ed said...

I sure hope the terrorists don't strike again or we might attack Canada. Makes as much sense as attacking Iraq. John Rockefeller a US Congressman said "Iraq would be better off today if Saddam was still in power". I tend to agree, sure he was a meany but their are many leaders much worse than him. Now we see you have to rule with an iron hand to keep the factions from killing each other. I think I'll put in my Bareback Mountain DVD tonight and with a nearby box of tissues forget about terrorists for awhile, except for the Gay bashers.

Rebekah said...

I just got sucked in this morning...HBO is having some kind of show about it.

And the images of people jumping... I don't remember seeing those when it actually happened. What fear does a person have to feel to choose jumping out of the 100th floor?

Such sadness for those left behind.

Kalvin said...

Ugh, I feel so oversaturated with 9-11 stuff. Enough already.

Pete said...

On an unrelated subject, Thank you for adding my blog to your list :)

It's an honoured, considering I didn't have much on my blog just yet ^^

Pete

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

Maybe financing fears showing up in your dreams?
As to the horrible exploitation movie, it didn't help at all to discover that it's being presented as factual, but the writer has been forced to admit that at least one key scene is 100% made up.
Can you say PROPAGANDA?

Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

You know, you seem to be a great "blogdaddy". You just love to help us little bloggers grow.
You're awesome.

GayProf said...

I am trying not to get sucked into the 9/11 stuff. It's tempting to watch some of it just to see, though.

Snooze said...

That dream would cause me to never sleep again.

Jess said...

I was just commenting on another blog that I feel numb to all of it by now. The funny thing is that I can't remember ever having a nightmare involving 9/11. Maybe having seen the towers burning with my own eyes and being at a responding hospital felt like enough of a nightmare that my subconscious didn't think it could top real life.

Whatever the reason, I'm thankful for not having nightmares, at least. I hope it stays that way.

The hospital I'm at now was truly on the front lines (the Times even had a column this week that focused on us), so there sure are plenty of reminders around. Tomorrow, of course, we'll have a memorial service, as we should.

It's just a part of life around here.

J (Me) said...

All i can say is that i'm grateful for being alive. I don't have nightmares, but when i read or hear something about that i imagine everything and it's painful.

Patricia said...

a good friend of long duration who arrived bearing libations

an old friend who brings alcohol.

those are the best.