I miss my southern Mamaw that I would call in the morning to interpret my dreams.
I don’t believe in all that hocus-pocus but her confident answers always made me laugh.
She would dream she was catching fish and she would call us all, one by one, and ask if we were pregnant.
We would answer no and some of us were telling the truth, maybe you didn’t even know yet or you weren’t ready to announce a pregnancy.
The moment one of the girls finally announced she was pregnant she would huff, “I told you so.”
So Mamaw, what does it mean when you dream there are turtles that climb walls like lizards and sun themselves? What does it mean when you are taking shelter from rain and there are big fuzzy spiders doing the same thing but falling on your head from the ceiling. I could see there were also turtles huddled up in the corners of the rooms, in a very troubling way?
I thought so. It means we have too many pets. We have too many pet reptiles and I shouldn’t eat crab legs before bed while thinking that they really are spiders of the ocean.
I thought so.