Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream

It's difficult to find something to smile about these days, as every hour brings a fresh batch of bad news. The destruction wrought by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Bloody civil war in Libya. A family brutally murdered as they slept in Israel. No sources of comedy in any of these.

Yet it is at times such as these we most need humor, something to laugh over or at the least bring a smile. Humor is our great defense, the thing that provides momentary escape and relief from the news that otherwise can crush our spirit. There are so many desperately unfunny situations in life. We should seize the opportunity for laughter whenever we can.

And so, I'd like to share a dream I had last night.

I was here at the office. It was late in the evening, and I needed to get from one spot to another. So, I went out into the hallway, which became increasingly more maze-like as I was trying to find my way to wherever it was I was going (don't remember that part).

Somehow I ended up in a large, pyramid-shaped freight elevator that was made out of aluminum. I rode the elevator from the ninth floor to the basement, where I exited the elevator and found myself walking... the same maze-like hallways I had been trying to navigate before I entered the elevator.

After a while, it occurred to me that I was no longer in the office, but was in fact aboard the starship Enterprise of Star Trek fame. It was the one from Star Trek: The Next Generation. I saw various crew members scurrying about, and eventually made my way to what looked like a large cavern filled with partying crew members and aliens encouraging them to party some more.

I then realized the aliens were in fact drugging the crew members in order to make them their slaves. Obviously it was my duty to save them, but I saw I was the only non-drugged person on board other than the aliens.

I managed to escape the cavern and made my way back through the ship, eventually entering a room that was an exact duplicate of the server room here in the office. I said aloud (in the dream), "Where am I going to find someone who's innocent and pure, and can't be tempted by the aliens, to help me take back the ship?"

In walked Winnie the Pooh.

Together with Pooh, we realized that phasers were useless against the aliens and we needed to find some other weapon. Finally we did: a pistol from the 1800s that when fired at an alien would turn them into...

... Lego blocks. Which also freed any crew member they had poisoned.

And so, Pooh and I took back the starship Enterprise.

Hope this helped bring a smile.


  1. where did you have lunch yesterday?

  2. You made me smile! Thank you Jerry!

  3. That happens to me when I watch too many sci-fi...funny! Thanks Jerry and Winnie :-)