May 17, 2009

Sunday Notes

Just a few short Sunday notes for your information.

  • My father, who was diagnosed with large B-cell Lymphoma, a very fast growing cancer, in December, is in REMISSION! We found out this past week, late in the week, and it's really good news. Remission doesn't mean the cancer is gone, but it does mean that it's disappearing. Your prayers and kind words over the past several months have meant so much to me. Todah rabah!
  • The newest edition of Haveil Havalim is up over on Shiloh Musings. Seriously, give it a read. You'll find some of my favorite blogs, and there are some new blogs thrown up there in the list, too. If you want to reread my Monsey post, well, it's posted there, too. 
In completely unrelated "of note" notes, and on a pretty personal level, I experienced my recurring dream while napping today. I haven't had my adult recurring dream in months, but for some reason, while napping today, it made an appearance. I had a recurring dream as a child of a skeleton in my children's rocking chair chasing me around my house, but I haven't had that since I was maybe 12 or 13. In my adult years, ever since I was probably 17 or 18, I've had a horrible public bathroom recurring dream. I know the implications of the dream -- you feel exposed, naked, and like your entire personal life is at the whim and fancy of outsiders. My dreams tend to be me using a public bathroom, the stall door disappears, and there are people walking by, talking to me, chatting casually, as if I'm *not* sitting on a toilet attempting to use the facilities. Inevitably, the dream ends with the toilet clogging, a mess being made and everyone laughing or pointing or scolding me for having broken the toilet. This one was a horrible, long, agonizing version of this dream. I'd like to think that it's the result of a previous post this week, but who knows what made my subconscious choose to defragment my mind's thoughts in this way.
Do you have any disturbing or frustrating recurring dreams? 

8 comments:

Mottel said...

Glad to hear the good news . . . Your father should continue to experience good health!

Christy said...

Definitely. Especially in the summer or during any breaks from school, I have a recurring dream theme of something happening that I'm woefully unprepared for. This could be an exam, a piano competition, playing a role in a musical, teaching, etc etc etc. The general idea is always the same and I have a hard time convincing my subconscious that I'm not missing anything crucial by taking a break.

Gruven_Reuven said...

Great News about your Dad!! May he have a continued Refuah Shlema!!

As far as your Public Restroom dreams.... I'm not touching that one ;-)

Rivkah said...

The news about your father is wonderful, Chavi! I'm so glad to hear that he is in remission. Y'all continue in my thoughts.

Kate said...

So happy to hear about your dad! What a blessing. Much love.

(PS: On an amusing note, the security word for this comment is "pantfact." Ha.)

Pop Judaica said...

Great to hear about your Dad - really, that is SUCH great news.

Regarding the bathroom dream - perhaps I can have the makers of the "Let My People Go" Toilet seat cover special make you a "Let my Bad Dreams Go" Toilet Seat Cover. Might a little potty humor help? :)

shavuatov said...

Wonderful news about your Dad!

I'm not revealing my errr, revealing dreams... in public!!

rachel

Chaviva said...

Thank you all for the kind words. I hope things from here on out are smooth for my father -- he has EARNED it. More than anyone I've ever met, he's earned peace and good health.

@Christy Oy. We can be in dream solidarity :)

@Reuven Ha ha ha. Thank you fo rnot psychoanalyzing me!

@Kate (I love the security words on Blogger; they're always ridiculous.)

@PopJudaica LOL. That'd be awesome.

@Rachel I can't help but relay some of my dreams sometime. In fact, last night I had a dream that I was approved for an arranged marriage with my rabbi's son. WEIRD. Especially since he's still in high school :)

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