Thursday, August 9, 2012


It's generally said that nobody else is interested in hearing about your dreams. I mean the literal, REM-sleep kind. I don't have that kind of hostile indifference to hearing about them. I have a couple of friends who retell theirs very energetically, so it doesn't come off as a bore.

I'm not sure I can get away with that myself. It depends on the audience, really. But I tend to remember them as being fragmented and kind of static to begin with. Like sometime last weekend I dreamed about working retail in men's clothing, and there was some kind of anxiety but I'm not postive what it was. Beyond my not-so-great experiences with sales and retail jobs. Still, there's something interesting about an incomplete narrative like that. Interesting to me, anyway.


susan said...

Although I remember having dreamed I never remember what I dreamt about. That would make for an even more boring story than one about working in a department store.

A long time ago Steven worked at the Outlet selling menswear. one time he told us a woman had asked him what size shirt does a 40 year old man wear?

Ben said...

Well, you seem to have a good relationship with your unconscious mind anyway, whether or not it manifests in that way.

When you get questions like that on the job, it must be tempting to mess with the customers' heads.