Very strange dream last night (early this morning). After being trapped in a long grocery store incident (which I consider its own dream) I was hungry and went to a Japanese restaurant. I did not recognize any of the food there (I love sushi and was bummed they didn’t have any) I tried to order by pointing to pictures on the menu. I did not (do not) speak Japanese and the staff did not speak English. All I wanted was some soup. Brown soup.
I got the soup. It came in a tall glass with a straw and was delicious. I also got a plate of rice and unusual goopy looking things, and three other glasses of clear liquids in which were suspended funny looking things, like a sea cucumber that had tentacles and looked like it was made out of crystal. The waitress explained to me (using gestures) that it was considered a major insult if I touched my nose at any time while I was eating. If I did this, the kitchen staff would stick rice up my nostrils. The rice would have to stay in my nose until I was done eating.
All I wanted was soup.
I tried to eat the crystal sea cucumber, but it was sour and had a texture I shudder to think about. Everything tasted sour except the rice and the soup and I was paranoid about the rice because I didn’t want it up the nose. It took me forever to figure out that I did not have to stay in the restaurant if I didn’t want to. I paid for my meal and got the heck out of there.
Then I dreamed about an unusual church baptism that involved old-fashioned wind-up pocket watches.
Sigh. I can never find my dreams in dream interpretation books.
Off to eat breakfast and write.
added later thanks to Jessica in Sheepshead for the great note – glad you liked all the books!