aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

If I have any more dreams like this, I might give up sleeping

Last night I woke up at 3:07, and couldn't get back to sleep. Even my usual trick - eating junky cereal (Coco Puffs) and reading old New York Times - did not help. I went back to bed and finally fell back asleep around 5.

And dreamed that someone gave me a goldfish and asked me to watch after it for them. The goldfish was in a small rectangular glass tank and it was huge - as big as a man's shoe. There wasn't even room for it to turn in the tank. I put the tank in a corner on a table and promptly forgot about it.

Several weeks later, I remembered. I was horrified. I rushed to look at the tank. The water had gotten so low that half the fish's back was exposed. The orange flesh looked rotten, and was spotted with yellow growths.

Then I realized the fish was still alive. I rushed around, trying to fill the tank with more water, trying to remember where the box of food was, wondering how I could get the growths off it, but deep down I knew that it was hopeless. I would have to try to save the fish, but in the end I would be the one to have to kill it, in some messy and disgusting manner, while it looked up at me with its clouded eyes.

What do you think it means?

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