A dream! I remember! Well, bits at least.
Ok, third time’s the charm. I seem to be remembering this dream in reverse. lol I was with another Marine, perhaps during a training exercise. For a while I remember seeing a lot of examples of missiles and how they blow things up. I was a bit concerned that we could be blown up. Then, something happened and we were rushed out of the building because there was concern about a missile going off accidentally. We were told to get as far away as possible. So, running we headed outside as far as we could, though the explosion never came. In that rush, I left without my cover (or hat for you non-Marine people). This left me feeling quite exposed. Then I noticed officers all over the place. I tried to stay just far enough away that I could pretend I didn’t see them, and thus could avoid addressing them and looking like an ass as I couldn’t salute. (Marines don’t salute unless they’re wearing a cover)
There were far too many officers for a normal group of people. It was very odd. I noticed a rather attractive female lieutenant, who I addressed in a relatively casual way, which is also odd. Officers are very intimidating! I remember that someone mentioned a nickname of sorts, which I then applied to her. It had the feel of her being hard core and intimidating. Wish I could remember that word. Anyway, eventually we all end up inside this strange L shaped room for some religious service. (joy ) At one point, she comes inside and turns around so I can see her actual last name, which is written in marker on the back of her pack (why wasn’t she wearing name tapes?). The name was mu mu, which we both laughed at in a good natured way.
In time, the room started to fill up with people. I recognized some. I had the sense Carrie was there, but don’t remember her being actually in the dream at that point. Unexpectedly, a guy I knew growing up, Dominic, was there. He died back in high school, and I actually remember thinking, you’re dead. But it was definitely him, as he’s not someone you miss. One of those gigantic far boy types – eternally chubby but such a sweetness to him. also, I saw a few other friends, and one of my best Marine buddies, Holloway. But by then, there were too many people for her to sit too close. Plus, she seemed to be unsure how much to acknowledge me or anyone else.
Then the preacher started. We had weird bibles with names of books I had never heard of. And mine started with the book of revelations! It was very very strange. We also had hymnals we didn’t use. Eventually, he seemed to stop talking, so all of us in the short part of the L started to disperse. Apparently, this was a bad thing. He came over, tried to argue with a young man that he wasn’t catholic if he had tried to leave during the service. There was another group smoking. and I was just trying to stay out of the blast zone. As he walked away, he mentioned something about don’t ask don’t tell, and I flipped him off as he walked away (which he didn’t see)
Then there was a bunch of time where I was walking around what appeared to be the residency area, which was setup kinda strange. I remember looking for Carrie and finding her in the shower of the area where Holloway also was. I think I told her about flipping off the pastor type person. lol
I also remember finding an activity center type place with relatively cheap food and games that I wanted to take Carrie to. That’s based on some real life issues. But the rest, who knows. All that matters to me is I remember! It seems to help to just nap without worrying about time. I laid down with Carrie for almost 3 hours, though not all was good sleep as I was in a strange position. But it’s all good.