Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Dreamsong

Last night I had a very odd dream. It started with a discussion with a student, who said he owned a bookstore specializing in history books. (Surprising, because he doesn't strike me as being particularly bookish.) However I was reminded that I had been neglecting the course I was taking on running my own business. So I dragged myself to that class, where we were doing some sort of trust-building exercise by singing solo in front of the class. Everybody else performed lovely renditions of Beatles songs or snippets of opera arias. Me, I couldn't think of anything. No songs, no words were in my head. When it was finally my turn, I burst into the only song I could think of at the time - "Particle Man" by They Might Be Giants. Much laughter ensued. I left the class, but on the way out I did sure take that last chocolate donut.

My dreams are typically straightforward to interpret: student interaction is done on a daily basis, I'm obsessed with books, and I want every bit of chocolate I see. The singing was prompted by chancing upon a student who was demonstrating her singing skills by singing "Country Roads" by John Denver in her best soprano vibrato. Now that's weird.

6 comments:

Jon Hansen said...

John Denver (shudder).

Dr. Lisa said...

What's wrong with John Denver?!?!?! :)

Rachel said...

I often sing John Denver songs when driving (by myself - yes, really), but I never even attempt a soprano vibrato.

Dr. Lisa said...

I find that some John Denver tunes, remembered from childhood, work really well on long road-trips. Yup, it's true - I'm not ashamed to admit it!

AaronJV said...

Tee hee. Even your dreams are cute. Awesome, Lisa!

Will I get to hear you sing "Particle Man" on my answering machine for my birthday?

Dr. Lisa said...

Well, now that you've put the idea in my head... :)