Today I am going to do yoga after this, do my daily comic and post it early in the day and then check in on people before having my normal work day, all remote therapy sessions for my clients. There’s my lovely friend in Italy. I started a friends thread text with two best friends and then with two other best friends we transformed our text thread about Sunday meetings into a frequent checking sharing text thread. I have a lot of millennial patients who have ongoing text threads with a bunch of friend groups; I thought that was a great idea. I really admire so much about millennials and am amazed at how different they are from us Gen X Slackers. I do like the term “Slacker” as it sums up our generation well.
I had a weird dream about being on an airplane and landing and then seeing this big airplane land right near where I was into the water and people getting out but being safe, like the famous plane that landed down the street from me in the Hudson River. I have a lot of airplane dreams. This one was funny in that it seemed normal to watch it land in the water. .
I think this dream is very obvious. I’m landing safely; that means I am feeling safe so far from this virus outbreak. I went to Whole Foods yesterday and things were pretty normal. Watching a plane land in water and the people being helped out, in the dream it was kind of dangerous but exhilarating watching what happened. That represents the people who are not safe right now and need a lot of help but are receiving that help and getting out of the water to dry land. It also highlighted the plane crew calmly doing their jobs, just like all the admirable medical people and other workers on the “front lines” of Covid 19, the police and fire departments, the sanitation department, etc.
I have been especially aware of being grateful for the sanitation dept. in NYC, as my big “crazy fear” about all this involves trash not getting picked up and rats running the streets. The other day I was walking home and a large rat ran towards me. I’m used to seeing little rats scurry on the sidewalk, due to all the construction in my neighborhood.
I found the dream hopeful and it wasn’t scary. Plus, the sanitation department, superheroes in my eyes, are doing their job in a big city that generates lots of garbage. I was born in 1968 in the height of a sanitation strike, and since childhood, have had an obsession about garbage.