January 7, 2008
I had a really bizarre dream last night. In it, my great uncle from California, which I don’t really know as I’ve only met him once or twice in my lifetime, was visiting. He had brought with him some old home movies. The movies were on DVD but they were taken about 10 or 15 years ago. They were special, and my whole family was looking forward to seeing them, because my Grandfather was in them. (In real life, my Grandfather died about three years ago) So we all gathered around the television to watch. It was a video of some banquet or reception with long tables set up for fine dining. As I watched, I was transported into the movie, and the next thing I knew, I was sitting at a long table that was covered with a long white tablecloth and fine china and flowered centerpieces. I was on the left end and my Grandfather was sitting next to me on the right. My great uncle, the one visiting from California, was to the left of my Grandfather, then my Mom, Grandmother, Dad, etc. I remember thinking how good it felt to be sitting next to my Grandfather again, how much fun he is, and how much I missed that. In the dream, I knew that I had gone back in time and was reliving a moment from the past, but I also knew that it was in the home video that I was watching. It was weird. We were eating banquet food, prime rib, fish, etc. I remember my Grandfather with the fork and knife in his hands, talking while he was eating and cutting up his meat. Of course, since he was Italian, he tended to talk with his hands, so the knife and fork were being waved across the plate and at me.
It was soon after that that I woke up and tried to figure out what that dream meant. Was it a visit from my Grandfather? Was it only because I had watched the haunted house on Extreme Makeover Home Edition last night? Was it a sign that my great uncle in California would be passing soon? I don’t know.