Sunday, July 16

Did you ever have a recurring nightmare?

I'm not one to remember my dreams, let alone have recurring nightmares, but I did have one when I was a kid...

Let me preface this by saying that I was raised Seventh Day Adventist, and my parents worked for a Catholic Hospital. SDA doesn't do a whole lot of Statuary, something about the whole golden calf/ false idol thing. So as a child I was fascinated by the statues that were EVERYWHERE at my parents' work. Especially one of Mary and Baby Jesus tucked into an alcove on the stairs going up to my dad's office at the time. I had an Aunty Mary who lived in a great corner apartment in San Francisco, and we used to run up the stairs trying to race the (very cool) elevator up to Mary's floor.

So here it is:

I am being chased by the statue of Mary (floating, not running), and she is holding out the Baby Jesus, and they both have the dark circles under their eyes, like when the superfriends went bad? He's got big, thick, clawlike fingernails, and I am running up the stairs trying to get to my aunty's apartment. I get there and the statue opens the door, and my aunt opens a door down the hall and I wake up.

I found a picture on Flickr that reminded me of it, minus the disembodied torsos and the severed head above her. Man, think of what I could have done with THAT as a kid...

2 comments:

kim said...

that probably has some sick twisted meaning to do with the mother in law and baptisms lol

crse said...

Im too tired to do the tests yet, but man that is a hell of a dream (no religious pun intended). Did your fascination with the icons at work seem sinful to you? The juxtapositions of the Marys is very interesting in the dream. Wow, what a dream. If I wasnt so tired, Id go on. Very curious!