I had the strangest dream last night. And I think I know why – at least in part. Greg and I have been reconnecting with old friends on facebook – even had the privilege of talking on Skype to one of them last night whom we haven’t seen in 25 years. It brought up memories from the past and much conversation about ‘old times’.
So my dream consisted of a pastor whom we used to serve along side – 25 years ago – In the dream – Greg and I were on the platform of a church with him on a Sunday morning. After song service Greg and I went to sit down – on the platform. It suddenly came to my attention that I was going to be singing a special number for the offering time. I was VERY aware that although I knew the song – I had NO IDEA what the words were – and had left my ‘cheat sheet’ downstairs. So I left my microphone on the chair – murmured something to Greg and went flying off the platform in search of the sheet of paper. When I got to the bottom of the stairs I couldn’t get past the nursery, the buffet luncheon and several other road blocks in my way. In fact the downstairs part of the church was now part church – part mega mall. All I wanted by now was just to find someone who would let me use their computer so I could ‘google’ the lyrics and then print them out. But I couldn’t find ANYONE who would help me! I knew that the pastor would be wondering where I was by now – and I was hoping he would just go on with the message – and if I came back – I would sing my song at the end of the service. Finally I found a man who said I could use his computer. I was outside now – following him to what appeared to be his office – only he went inside and came right back out and jumped into ‘his’ car. He beckoned to me to get in – then he jumped out and ran away. Another man came over with his car keys and opened up the trunk – I said, “What are you doing”? and he replied, ‘that man was stealing my car – all of this luggage is mine’ and he proceeded to pull out the suitcases and throw them on the ground. It was all very puzzling to me – all I wanted was to use a computer and print out MY WORDS for the song!!!
Well needless to say – I didn’t get the words – at least I don’t think so – I woke up. And I guess I will never know about the two men in my dream either – dreams are funny like that.
It reminded me of a very good movie I saw some years ago starring Robin Williams. His very best film in my opinion. And although you may disagree with the theology in this film – it is beautifully written and takes your imagination of the ‘after life’ – and a glimpse into what heaven and hell could be like – taking you on quite an adventure in the process. It is a love story – that transcends death – true ‘soul mates’ that manage to find each other even in death – after pain, sadness and desperation. I have included a video below of some of the scenes set to Elton John’s “The One” – probably my most favorite song of his. Don’t judge the film too harshly – it is written like a ‘dream’ in some parts – and it is someone’s interpretation of that dream and the ‘after life’. After all – sometimes – a dream is just a dream.