Stop Following the Arrows

Last night I dreamt I was in Vegas walking around through one of the casinos, trying to follow the arrows to get out to one of the pool areas.  Follow the arrows, follow the arrows the voice in my head droned on.  I stopped and stood near a cafe area and looked around, and was about to follow the arrows again when a woman sitting at a table said, “Michelle, sit down.” I looked over at her and she was staring right at me, which I found curious because I had no idea who she was, but I sat. She said a few things that I can’t recall at the moment, then she said to me, “You need to be open to new experiences today, Michelle.” She studied my face. “Are you?”

I thought about it and decided that yes, I was. She smiled again, said “good”, and then proceeded to call out to a man who was passing by our table. I don’t remember his name, but he was wearing a white jacket with sous chef embroidered on the chest and he was from another country- somewhere in the UK.  He was tall and sturdy, and when she introduced us, his hand nearly swallowed mine. She then played matchmaker and set us op on a date. As she was writing the date, place, and time down on a piece of paper (I do recall she was left-handed- I don’t know why I remember), she was saying, “You have a baby girl, don’t you, Michelle?” I was slightly taken aback because she knew that, but said yes, and then waited for his reaction, to which there was none. She continued, “So, the third would work out best for you then, right?” I nodded.  The man and I were both dumbfounded at this bizarre set-up, but weirdly okay about it, too.

“Do you like chocolate?” he asked.

Do I like chocolate? What kind of question was that? “Yes.”

“Good. I’ll make a chocolate dish for you.” And with that he smiled, stood up, shook my hand again, and said that he was looking forward to seeing me again. He left and I stood up and looked down at the woman. She was smiling at me in an “I told you to be open and look what happened” way.

I stopped following the arrows and set myself on a completely different path.

So is my subconscious trying to tell me something here?  Am I trying to tell myself not to follow the arrows placed before me- the same path leading to the same life I’ve been living for so long?  Maybe.  I don’t think it has anything to do with romance per se, but I think it’s just myself reminding myself to be open to new experiences and not slip back into the same old patterns.

I’m on the right track with this screenplay- really kicking out the scenes and twists in it- and I think I’m trying to make sure I don’t stop.  I’ve been chatting about it with a couple of people and tossing ideas with B, who thinks the screenplay idea is great.  That fact alone means a lot to me.  I honestly feel like I have something special here and I look forward to working on it every day.

Anyway, it was a great dream and it put a smile on my face.  Keep myself open.

I’ll just have to do that.

Now, back to the screenplay!


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