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September 02, 2009


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I've never understood the "it's just a dream" response that some parents give their children when waking from a visual so alarming that it colors their mood for hours or days. That said, it's still easier to tell a child to control their own dream as I did with mine a while back when she dreamed that I was floating away from her in a bubble and she couldn't get to me. She woke in tears. We turned it around by saying that next time she had the dream, to hop in a bubble and go floating with me.

Anyway, all this to say that when something in me is tweaked (by a dream or a bad day or a fight with a loved one), I too can spiral downwards by making everything bigger than it probably needs to be. Sometimes for days or weeks after.

Hope tomorrow brings a lift in your mood, and that if you have the dream again, you can somehow turn it into something sweeter. Somehow.

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