If you squint, you may be able to see the Paul Tregurtha and the Edmund Fitzgerald coming down from Whitefish Bay

freighter-viewWhat do you dream? Two co-workers and I today were discussing the same dream. You have been AWOL from work for a couple of days. You are scared to death that you will be fired when you [finally] turn up the next day. But then, the next day, it is something like 3:30 PM and you suddenly realize that you have FORGOTTEN to go to work. This is a Work Ethic dream and it is similar to the one that I have sometimes where I have registered for a college class and have not attended any of the classes and the final exam is looming and I am… well…

I have those dreams but my dream last night was a Shoreline Dream and it involved Round Island. I was looking out at Round Island aka Guano Island from the moominbeach and it looked different than usual and then I realized that there was a whole subdivision built upon it. Big McMansions and whatever. How did they get out there? I do not know. There is no bridge to Round Island and no developed boat landing and no roads (it’s a really small island) and because it was a dream, the water was knee-deep all the way from the island to the moominbeach and some woman who really needed a broom walked all the way to the moomincabin and tried to steal a damn broom. We have a few of them there. I would lend a damn broom to anyone at the moominbeach (although I will bet that everyone there has one or two or ten) but I did not want to lend one to this Round Island Development woman so I yelled at her (in my dream, of course), “This is my broom and I need it and you can’t have it”.

If you squint, you may be able to see the names of the freighters in this photoooo. It is an old one that I did not post before now. These freighters are holding salt and pepper shakers and whatnot in the Lockview restaurant down on Portage, across from the locks. I think have eaten there maybe once and that was after I was married (to a guy from Royal Joke) and had children. My parents did not take us to this restaurant. I do not think it’s a bad restaurant but they had some sort of issues with the once-owner. Issues that I wasn’t told about and didn’t understand except that my dad was a local banker and may have known some things about that owner that I will never know. Well, I sorta knew that he was kind of an asshole but I didn’t know the details. I think someone else owns it now. Go there!

One Response to “If you squint, you may be able to see the Paul Tregurtha and the Edmund Fitzgerald coming down from Whitefish Bay”

  1. Pooh Says:

    I haven’t had any memorable shoreline dreams for a while, but I had a doozy the other night about baking cookies, God, and causing the next Big Bang! Maybe our next house-sized stove should be electric, not gas. 😉