Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Russell Brand and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If the theory that various experiences culminate in our subconscious to produce a dream, then this one makes perfect sense (I’ll explain later):

I am in a hospital, most likely a psychiatric hospital, walking down hallways on three separate floors, looking for a bathroom. I should have taken advantage of the ones I found on the first floor, because all of the other ones have only drapes over them and some of them have no cover or door at all.

Frustrated, I find a bench and sit on it. A man approaches me and talks about how he wants to save the world from the trauma it is experiencing. I see Russell Brand standing at the T crossway and suggest to the man that the person he may want to talk to is standing right in front of him. They talk and I try to listen (I can’t remember any of the conversation), but it soon becomes apparent that we need to leave.

So the man, Russell Brand, a bunch of other patients, and I don some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle type costumes and walk out of the hospital, while staff looks on and smiles, thinking we’d been there to entertain the patients. Only when we start running at the exit do we give away our status and staff starts chasing us.


And now for the explanation as to why I think I had this dream: 

I watch a lot of documentaries. I particularly enjoy the ones that explain why the government ignores scientific evidence proving ways to better live on this planet and instead invests in special interest groups that invest in them, even if those interest groups are actually hurting our environment. Because, as we all know, the bottom line is not about cleaner air or cleaner energy – the bottom line is about profit – for the special interest groups and for the government officials whom those special interest groups support. Many of those documentaries uncover lies we’ve been led to believe throughout our lifetimes and explain why greed has replaced compassion and contributed to the disparity between the ultra rich and the impoverished as the gap continues to widen. 

I’ve also watched a couple of Russell Brand documentaries, and I watched a movie I hadn’t seen in many years – Benny & Joon, which is probably where the psychiatric hospital part came in. Looking for a bathroom (toilet) most likely means, looking for relief, and the frustration in not being able to relieve myself results in frustration. Frustration results in creative ways to relieve the frustration. And I think that’s where the end of the dream comes.

As far as the TMNT costumes go, I think that because one of my daughters often tells me about dreams she has where she is a warrior and one of my grandkids had a similar dream, I may have incorporated that image into my dream, so that the unknown man, Russell Brand, several psychiatric patients, and I can save our world from – greed, maybe? I don’t know. I guess we’ll have to figure out why we were “committed” in the first place and decide to be “committed” to making our planet a better place for all of us to live.