A long (but not) forgotten lover joined my dream without invitation Friday evening.
I was initially displeased to see his face. Which is odd, as I’m generally pleased to see his face. Friday night however, he didn’t belong. He was uninvited, and moreover, unwelcome. I said as much to the invited guest in my dream. In fact he is the one who alerted me of “his” presence. Which was crazy weird, since they don’t know each other. But hey, a dream is a dream.
My invited guest said “hey, look who is here”, I looked and said “what is he doing here?” to which my guest replied “I don’t know, this is your dream”, he had a decent point, even my dream-self thought so and rolled her eyes at him. So I walked over to said uninvited guest, who even thought he did not “belong” in my dream. I started to ask him “what are you doing here?”, but just as I opened my mouth, he asked me “what are you doing here?”, which was crazy, because it’s my fucking dream!
At this point in my dream I hear the very familiar voice of a mutual friend of mine and said uninvited guest, she chimes in “oh, for goodness sake, both of you get over yourselves and hug already!” We both (he and I) look over at her (here I will interject that she is a lifelong dear friend of mine, whom he slept with after our breakup) and we say in harmony “what are you doing here?” She laughs, and I will add she has one of the most beautiful laughs of anyone I know, and says “I need a beer”! Did I mention, I’m completely in love with her, in the way you can love only a lifelong friend.
I awkwardly hug my uninvited guest, I hug my dear friend even harder and leave those two to drink a beer. I turn back to my invited guest, kiss him passionately, and ask, “does this seem really weird to you?” he replies “Baby, it’s your dream, I’m just glad I belong here.” I’m glad he knows he belongs here. In my dreams and in my life.