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24 Sep, 2006

Houston go boom?

Posted by: Dave In: Dreams


I had a weird dream last week where I was driving around an asian neighborhood in Houston (I can’t recall if it was Thai, Chinese, or maybe Filipino) with an employee of mine. He was driving a small VW. The streets were oddly lined with grass huts and people were cooking outdoors on the sidewalks with campfires. It looked like subsistence living in the city. I was wondering why they didn’t just walk to the grocery store a few blocks away and buy food.

We were in a hurry for some reason (again, I can’t remember why) and were driving through the neighborhood quickly over lots of little paved hills. I could smell the campfires and see the people struggling to survive in the city.

At some point, my employee points up in the air and I see a nuclear bomb dropping on the horizon. I can hear it whistling…although I don’t know if modern bombs whistle like they do in old war movies, but this one whistles in my dream. I close my eyes because I know the blast could blind me and very suddenly everything gets very bright, even with my eyes closed.

I remember wondering what it all looks like. Are buildings being destroyed? Are cars blowing up? What’s happening while my eyes are closed?

The odd thing…I wasn’t scared at all. Just very curious. It’s the end of the world, and I’m wondering what it looks like.

(No bananas or cigars in this dream, Mr. Freud.)


5 Responses to "Houston go boom?"

1 | nathan

September 25th, 2006 at 3:46 pm


people have been living in grass huts much longer than cider block and steel, and yes, some people can’t afford to “buy groceries”, those hut living or at “Y”.

it’s really a sign of the times, this underlieing hopelessness. a feeling like it’s too late, that you might as well see what this “apocalypse” thing is all about. ahh, complacency. if you were so curious. why’d you close your eyes?
-your brother

2 | Dave

September 25th, 2006 at 7:23 pm


I closed my eyes so the blast wouldn’t blind me.

3 | nathan

September 25th, 2006 at 7:59 pm


hmm…why not run for shelter?
what happened after the explosion?
did you wake up, or did the dream continue?

4 | Dave

September 25th, 2006 at 9:28 pm


I woke up after the bright flash, but only a moment after I wondered what it all looked like.

5 | nathan

September 26th, 2006 at 7:05 am


well if you woulda kept your eyes open, you would’ve seen.
where were the vaginas in your dream? they are all over mine. flying vaginas! fly away. watch them flap their little wings. i wonder what the CIA is making of all this. that and the shape shifting lizard people. damn you lizard people! damn you back to your hollow earth!


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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