Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Homework Dreams

So I'm sitting here at my desk "writing my paper" that's due tomorrow in my Rhetoric and the Poetics class. Moments ago, as per usual, my eyes started to droop and my head began to bob and before long I was slumped over asleep in my chair with my chin resting uncomfortably on my chest. As I dozed I dreamed that Kristine Hansen, one of my professors from last semester, walked up to me, shook me by the shoulder, and in her very caring, motherly way told me to go off to bed.

Grateful for her understanding I looked up at her and nodded sleepily. Kristine then took off the small hat she was wearing (about the size and shape of a tuna fish can) and set it on my head. Once her hat was on my head, she reached into her pocket and asked if I'd like for her to play me a tune on her magic harmonica. Delighted at her offer, I agreed to her playing me a song before I went off to bed.

Tragically before the harmonica had even reached her lips, I slipped in my chair and awoke with a start. I don't think I've been so disappointed to wake up in years. Heartbroken that I didn't actually get to hear Kristine play her magic harmonica, I've decided that at some point before I graduate from BYU I want to reenact this dream with a stranger. I want to find someone sleeping in a public place, shake him/her awake, and while they're struggling to come to grips with what's going on, place my tuna can-sized hat on top of his/her head and offer to play my magic harmonica. Without waiting for a response I will play a lively little ditty and be on my way.

I feel like that kind of service is best proffered to someone only half-aware of what's going on around them.

Now I just need a harmonica.


  1. You can borrow my harmonica if I can take a picture of the incident. :)

  2. The image of this made me giggle just now.