Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hello? Hello?

I sometimes have a recurring dream about phones that don't work. In the past these dreams have been about pay phones, or what we now call "land lines." But lately they've been about cell phones - a new twist on an old theme. Nice to know my dream life is keeping up with technology.

In these dreams I'm always trying to make an important call, but can't because something goes wrong. Either I can't remember the number, the phone doesn't work, or something's wrong with the connection. But, in spite of the difficulty, I keep trying to make my call, becoming increasingly frustrated in the process.

In one of my recent phone dreams there wasn't a "send" button on my cell phone. In another the top half of the cell phone kept separating from the bottom half.

The other night I had a dream that involved driving a canoe down the street. I was having a hard time keeping the canoe balanced. I needed to call BB and tell her about my difficulty. So I pulled the canoe over and tried to call her on my cell phone. I kept dialing BB's number but the call wouldn't go through. I was stranded in an area where my phone's signal couldn't be picked up.

I took this photo of a broken phone in Royal Oak. It's just the kind of phone I'd encounter in one of these dreams. I think it's funny that even though the phone is obviously broken, someone has hung it up.

1 comment:

willow said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I just had a dream last night about how I was stuck with only my daughter's cell phone, and I couldn't get it to work! Very frustrating. Gotta get out the dream book...