Sitting outside on our patio while talking to my nephew, the feral cats camping out in the backyard reminded me of this story my Mom had shared about her peach tree. A couple of the younger cats had caught a squirrel and were taking turns carrying it around to different spots in the yard.
While talking to my Mom a while back, she mentioned that her old peach tree was full of peaches one day. Then, the next morning there wasn’t any sign of even a single peach. “Squirrels,” she muttered, but in her native German.
To which I replied, “Bigfoot. I heard somewhere that they like peaches.” I smiled, proud of my quick wit.
“Eichhörnchen,” she repeated. “I have a lot of them this year.” Mom isn’t a big fan of squirrels. Since her cat Minnie Pearl passed away the squirrels are getting reacclimatized to Mom’s yard.
The past few months, I’ve had weird dreams on a several occasions. But not the ones focusing on something in the past. No, these dreams focus on the future. The psychologist in me figures that these dreams are likely stress related.
Several months ago, I woke up from a deep slumber despite having a restless night during which I dreamt of brush apes. Yes, Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot. The heavy thud on the front door in the middle of the night made matters worse. I listened. Nothing. Maybe I just dreamt I heard it. Ever done that? Hear noises and sounds in the middle of the night that turn out to be nothing but your imagination? Soon, I fell back asleep.
Throughout ancient history, the significance of dreams is central to a number of cultural traditions, including the Egyptians, Native Americans, and other indigenous people.
Dreams—a form of special revelation—-play a role in numerous stories of the Bible, both in the Old and New Testaments. For example, dreams play a vital role in the life of the Old Testament patriarch Joseph.
On more than one occasion this year, something particular has been keeping me up at night, so to speak.
What if COVID was just a dress rehearsal?
I’m not sure why this doomsday vision crops up from time to time, but it does. I certainly don’t recall a lot of details.
It’s important to remember that we can all go down deep, dark rabbit holes from time to time. Life can be stressful. There are many nights that I get home completely drained from the events that played out over the course of the day. This can take a toll on your psyche and well-being.
It’s why I took up drawing as a spiritual practice and what’s driving my exploration of different creative outlets. For me, creativity channels all that stuff in my head into something positive. God graciously recently rekindled my creative spirit.
Don’t forget to laugh. Laughter is good for the soul.
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