I have a comfortable lounge couch in my study that resembles a psychiatrist’s couch. One day I was having writer’s block and I felt extremely tired. So I laid down on the couch and fell asleep.
I had this dream: I was marooned on an uninhabited island. Then I saw this raft appear with this beautiful woman on it drifting in the gentle sea breeze. She was wearing a grass skirt and fig leaves were covering her breast. She was waving to me to swim out to her.
She was curvaceous and long legged, her hair was long and midnight black. Her jade-green eyes were boring a hole through to my soul. She had pouting lips and they were sultry and succulent! Naturally I jumped into the sea and swam out to the raft.
When I got to the raft the beautiful woman had turned into the Grim Reaper! He was a hooded figure with flowing black robes and of course he had a scythe!
The Reaper said:
“Are you ready?”
I said, as I was floating in the water:
“Am I going to die soon?”
The Reaper nodded.
“I want a second opinion,” I demanded.
The next thing I knew, I was in a psychiatrist’s dimly lit office and reclining on his couch. The doctor was an old bearded man with bushy eyebrows, dark penetrating eyes, a falcon’s nose, and I couldn’t see his mouth because of the beard. He had a soothing voice:
“Tell me about your dream.”
I told him about the island and the beautiful woman turning into the Reaper. He stroked his beard.
“What’s the dream mean, Doc?” I stammered.
“Well, a deserted island means you spend too much time alone. As far as the woman and the Reaper, it means stay away from beautiful women, they could be hazardous to your health!”
“Doc, I need to know how I can nullify this nightmare?”
“Have good thoughts before you go to bed.”
He started laughing in a wicked way and then he became the hooded figure!
I woke up in a cold sweat back in my study. I thought:
“I certainly don’t want to have that nightmare again!”
I better stick to my AMERICAN DREAM: driving a BRITISH sports car, smoking a HAVANA cigar, and drinking RUSSIAN vodka on the FRENCH RIVIERA!