by Brad Nelson 5/13/15
This is a true story, or at least a true recounting. I woke up Saturday morning with a smile on my face because I had a terrific dream. No, it doesn’t involve whipping cream, double-d’s, or any of that stuff. I almost never have those dreams for some reason.
This one starts out in the parking lot of a concert hall where a rather large crowd is milling about, making their way to the entrance. The concert (a female cellist, as it turns out) is starting soon. But the cellist is only peripheral to the story.
So there I am, milling around in this crowd, bumping shoulders as I wade through the humanity and make my way to the entrance. And out of the corner of my eye I see a big black limo pull up about twenty yards away. A man gets out and yells something like, “Hey, Brad, over here. Get in.” And wouldn’t you know it. It’s Frank Sinatra.
So I get in the limo with him and we make some small talk like old pals. The limo then drives past the waiting mob and takes us straight to the entrance where we disembark the car and walk right past those at the very front of the line and into the concert hall. Ah, the perks of being a Friend of Frank.
We have some more small talk inside in the lobby. Frank gets a call or something and has to go and we say goodbye. A few minutes later I leave as well. I’m back in the crowded parking lot with oodles of people still milling around trying to get in. And then I spot another friendly face walking towards me as I’m walking out. Why, it’s Sammy Davis Jr. and he gives me some of his Sammy Davis Jr. shtick like we was old pals.
And that’s pretty much how the dream ends. No, there was no sex with the cellist. It couldn’t have topped what occurred in the dream as it was. I woke up with a smile on my face and a feeling of satisfaction. It’s just a dream, a fantasy. But a good one. Much better than the kind where you’re back in school and you realize you’re only wearing your underwear.
Brad is editor and chief disorganizer of StubbornThings.
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