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Oct 4, 04 10:25 AM

Night Life.

I dreamed last night I was on a beach, throwing apples to a tiger.

I'm going through an uncertain, transitional period. I've been petitioning the universe for something; it seems to be coming through for me. I'm keeping it under my hat for the moment, but it's looking good. I'm very happy, but still: uncertain.

My dreams have been rich with this kind of beautiful, enigmatic, scary imagery.

Relief has given way to new anxieties. I'm parsing for messages.

Posted by Mike at October 4, 2004 10:25 AM
Comments

I don't know if you were thinking of this, but those sound like fantastic lyrics, or they could be fantastic lyrics if they were fantastically adapted into lyrics. Or maybe I just always wanted to hear a song about mystical tiger-feedings on a beach.

Posted by: Ben at October 4, 2004 11:26 AM

I was thinking Mike may have been reading "Life of Pi", that is what I think of whenever I think of tigers. Probably because I just finished reading it.

Posted by: Travis at October 4, 2004 11:48 AM

dude seriously?

i thought i was the only one who actively petitioned the universe. and it really does work, doesn't it. you just put the vibe out there and the answers come. ask-and-ye-shall-recieve style, right?

well, that certainly let me feel a little less solitary. and i may be going out on a limb here, but, the messages... do they come in the form of strange coincidences? sort of celestine prophecy meets chaos theory? mine do. interestingly enough, i found soul coughing that way.

Posted by: rob from colorado at October 4, 2004 2:25 PM

Tornados. Whenever my life is in upheaval, I nightmare tornados. I sleep sweaty and scared, always grab my loved ones, always hide, always...always...live through it. I wake up exhausted and relieved and soon all my unresolved issues are made clear. This year my parents gave me a book with photos of the devastation left by the series of tornados that killed members of our family years ago, and...I've had no more dreams of tornados. Can it be that simple?

Posted by: Deb at October 4, 2004 3:51 PM

Thank god you didn't dream of SCARY MONSTERS.

Posted by: DJ Plaza Sesamo at October 4, 2004 4:17 PM

Whenever I am entirely too stressed out, or life has just been too weird, I have strange theme-dreams. As if my dreams were given a weekly theme by some surreal prom committee.

One especially bad week The theme was "Childhood heroes battling to death". Sometimes it was a poorly lit boxing arena, smoke thinly concealing big bird's fear as he tackled Mr. Mcfeely, others it was an open forest, where Mr. Wizard was hunting down Captain Kangaroo, all setting traps and sniping... CK all trying to dodge the bullets, falling in the dirt in a panic.

The kind of dreams that made me go, What? Too elaborate to be symbolic, too bizarre to parallel any reality.


I want to dream of tigers on a beach.

Posted by: F. Jeff at October 4, 2004 6:43 PM

//I've been petitioning the universe for something; it seems to be coming through for me//

it wouldnt happen to be ...for the love...of my black woman... now, would it?

only joking.

sort of.

Posted by: wendy at October 4, 2004 7:51 PM

We have been to the zoo, and we've seen the pictures in the yellow photo-journalistic nature magazines, and if there is one thing we remember from childhood science lessons: it's that tigers are carnivorous creatures and they will not be swayed by apples even if we named that tiger Eve. We are glad to hear you're happy, and hope you find the ingredients that add up to faith in the notion that whatever the outcome, it will all be OK. Best Wishes and Thanks Mike

Posted by: Another Seattle Fan at October 4, 2004 8:39 PM

Are you sure it was a tiger, and not a liger- a cross between a lion and a tiger and known for its skills in magic?

Posted by: lauren at October 4, 2004 10:31 PM

Hyperdictionary.com is a helpful sight to analyze your dreams.

Posted by: katrina at October 5, 2004 12:26 AM

I'm going through some major uncertainties and gearing up for transitions, too. I hope I can find some answers - or clues, at the very least - in my dreams.

Posted by: meredith at October 5, 2004 2:00 AM

Lauren, I think you've hit on something here. Maybe all the magical answers in life lie in building a big cake. Yesssssss.....

Posted by: Deb at October 5, 2004 1:45 PM

OMG you said "parsing."

Posted by: polyglot conspiracy at October 5, 2004 8:25 PM

i'm going to get a business card that says,
marie--clearly an astralplaner.

but it happens. it happens a lot. it happened between me and a workmate just last night.
we both dreamed of lines and the number 5.

it doesn't even phase us anymore because we both believe in the power so much and it has happened to us several times over the past few years at work.
i don't speak with her other than in the workplace.

mine is creamsicle. no black lines.


Posted by: marie at October 6, 2004 6:52 PM

apple. the forbidden fruit?

Posted by: but one other thing at October 7, 2004 9:33 AM

i think the reason why petitioning the universe eventually works is that you are actively seeking and open to answers -- i think the apples are your creative works and the tiger is the risk of judgement/success/failure --

Posted by: Amy at October 14, 2004 5:56 PM