I had it again: It’s the last day of school, and I’m gathering my things, trying to decide what to leave and what to take with me. And I’m also trying to figure out whether I’m done with school..or not. I want to know when my last day of school will be (ever), and I … Continue reading The same dream
Of cleaning out my locker before the day started, and spending homeroom getting rid of things I didn’t need anymore, legos, pocket change, little magnets and school supplies. And not many people were left in class—four or five had made it that far, and the rest of the chairs were empty. We waited for the … Continue reading Dream of the last day of school
And a lucid dream of flying. And dreams of fighting with, and caring for the injuries of, my father. In this dream, I was preparing for a graduation..it was about to happen. There was a field of old things (mostly Legos) from my room, which I was going through, and they were cleared so that … Continue reading Dreams of graduation
Of one final assembly in the days before graduation. Sitting outside, on chairs and in swings, in summer weather. And some sort of speaker, talking to us of his experience. At first we thought he was dorky, but then we came around, and he had something useful to say to us. And we laughed, and … Continue reading Dream of school
which is how I often dream of it. With people in their final throes of preparation for leaving. And this time with a couple others in mourning, whose mourning I did not share, but who I comforted: an older version of L.K., who in mourning wore pajamas to class and admitted she was “pushing the … Continue reading Dreams of school in summer, right before graduation,
packing my things, making trips to my car, clearing my pictures from the wall. My roommate was sad and confused as to why I was leaving—and I would miss my roommate, too—but I was moving on, ready to leave the past/present behind. This new room, where I would live by myself, would be better for … Continue reading Dream I was moving to a new room,
Specifically, school had been out for me, and I had already graduated, so I was already done with it. But in this dream it was the last day of school for the other classes, so me and my classmates who were post-seniors were standing in the hallway and celebrating with the others, and they were … Continue reading Dream that school was out. Not just for me, but for everyone. And I never, ever had to go back there again.