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"I Had A Dream - No, More Like A Nightmare!"

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"I Had a Dream - No, More Like a Nightmare!"

by Charles L. Riccillo

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  With all due respect to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I woke today from not just one, but two unsavory dreams.

  Understand me, please.  They were entirely non-Freudian. I know that both referenced the economy and Wall Street’s current downward spiral and our futile attempts to bail it out at tax payers expense!

  The first was merely a sensation of being helplessly adrift in psychic quicksand - frightening enough unto itself.

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  But, in the second one, as is often true for me for me as an actor, I was someone else - Tom Skerrit.

  It seems that I, with a lady companion and family, kept building houses, over and over again, always atop someplace where other homes existed - still occupied beneath us.  Of course, we felt we had no choice, other than sufficating those poor souls, like a new, conquering civilization building atop another.

  Yet, no matter how we altered our construction techniques, our structure would collapse into ruin.

  At dreams end, I’d devised a metal grid system which tipped the houses back from the threatening abyss, in an attempt to keep them from sliding right off a mountainside!

  Ah yes, the mind does often offer its truth in adept metaphors.

  I woke to find my neice and Godchild, Lacey, visiting, and I recounted the dream to her.

  "Yeah," said she, "that certainly falls into the category of precognition!"

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  Without doubt, my concern about the economy was ‘acting out’ like an unruly child in my subconscious.

  After all, I had just received, the week before, an account summary from Chase, detailing a zero balance, zero due, and zilch available credit - where the month before there had been over $20,000 available to buy!

  The current President certainly overextended our credit by billions on the bloody Iraq war!  But no one is even mentioning that!

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