LUCID. but not like "i could control it". just very clear. everything was very real and i was thinking "this is a clear dream, but no, if it's clear why are there 2 other people who are aware of it too."
it was kind of like "Somewhere in Time" where christopher reeve was able to travel in time but if he thought of anything of the present he would be transported back to the present. i was thinking that.
i was with my dad, i think, and maybe ryan hipp? but...i hardly know him. it was a bald guy with glasses. maybe ryan hipp.
all three of us wondered why it was the past. we called it "lucid dreaming" but wondered how all three of us were dreaming the same thing. so we decided we'd travelled in the past and would go back if we thought of the present.
it was (east) grand rapids approximately 10 years ago. east grand rapids had a huge and awesome museum. we went in and saw exhibits on tectonic plates and the earth. more of e. gr had red brick roads. the monroe mall didn't have the street- it had the chinese restaurant and the green hills. the amphitheater was still there. lake/wealthy coming together looked different, more friendly.
i realize that i don't necessarily remember what g.r. looked like back then, but i thought i did.
we found family in e. gr (where my uncle used to live, but in the dream it was my aunt) and we told her what was going on. i tried to call justin wilson's house and talk to him, but his mom wouldn't let him come to the phone. i wanted to tell him, "Justin! This is Kevin from 10 years into the future. Remember that I travelled in time. Remember!" That way when I went back to the present I could tell Justin, "Hey, yesterday was when I did it! Remember I told you 10 years ago..." But it didn't work out right for some reason.
I think I may have looked in a mirror and saw my image, but it was shorter (my brain trying to represent me as being younger?) so that threw in a Quantum Leap aspect I didn't even want to think about much.
I know there was an airport somewhere. It was as if East Grand Rapids had this museum and an airport a few years ago, but got rid of them.
I can't really remember much of what we did...or maybe we just didn't do much. I really remember just walking around and noticing everything and smelling the city and seeing it all very very clearly. It was incredible. Probably the clearest dream I've ever had.
Perhaps there was so much information to take in, like a normal day, that I only remember fragments of it.
I remember seeing the couch I'd been sleeping on, as if my eyes opened for just aa moment. I closed them again and it was all gone and I knew that I lost it and I spent a couple minutes coping with the fact that it was, sadly, just a dream.
The more I think about the fact that in my dream I kept using the phrase "lucid dream" the more I realize that it may have been a hint from...somewhere that I could have done whatever I wanted. I should have started flying immediately. I should have grown a tail, or something. But I didn't! Or maybe I would have immediately woken up as a consequence. I'll have to try forcing myself to dream lucidly...
A week ago Eric and some of his friends saw me walk by in front of XO at 9 pm. I reassured them that I was there around 6:30, but I wasn't downtown at all around 9. They suggested that maybe I'd been time traveling. This got me really excited. I've always wanted to travel through time. Some of my favorite movies growing up were "Back to the Future" and "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Groundhog Day" (yes, it counts). Oh, how I wish it were all true.
· My high school was in the press for a newsletter that had a December newsletter from the school board that said,
"At this holiday time, we pause to remember the sacrifices which were made back when Christmas began," the letter said. "God sent his Son to earth as the greatest gift to mankind. We feel that our Kenowa Hills Family has also made great sacrifices throughout the past years. All Kenowa Hills employees give willingly to the students entrusted to us. ... Merry Christmas, and God bless us everyone!"
This caused some anger from a family (whose kids I went to school with... and Atheists) who want the board to retract the statement and assurances the board "will recognize and respect the diversity of religious beliefs in the community."
Unsurprisingly, member Dennis Kneibel said, "I don't think there's anything wrong with it, but we'll talk about it with our attorney." I hate this guy. He had kids one year older and one year younger than me and I just did not like them. And he's this cop who thinks he owns Walker. I can't remember why, but my dad has a thing against him too.
The other reason this is all so ridiculous is highlighted by a custodian who thinks the language "Kenowa Hills Family [faculty/staff] has also made great sacrifices". Implying there could be more cuts or sacrifices. Kenowa Hills was recently in the news for the employees working something like an entire year without a contract and constantly threatening to strike, with support from schools around the area. Eventually they settled on less than what they got before and it's still a huge sore spot. So to have the school board say, "Praise Jesus and be grateful for what you have, employees..." is a real insult.
· In the Taco Bell drive thru the other night I said, "Gracias" to the employee after getting my food. He replied with, "No hay que nada". (ain't no thang)
· On the bus a few weeks ago some high school students grumbled that I got on the bus for free. The driver explained that GVSU students get free admission. One asked my major and I said French. She said, "How do you say 'Hop off my dick' in French?" I replied, "Sautez de mon bite".