Thursday, June 4, 2009
Forest Gump meets Benjamin Button on a lonely road in Georgia
I dreamed last night that Forest Gump met Benjamin Button on a lonely road in Georgia. I guess it was a kind of a jogger's track since they kept passing each other. Gump always said "Howdy!" each time he passed Button, and, of course, Button was running backwards. For the duration of the dream, they had a conversation of sorts. Gump said, "Life is like a box of chocolates!" and Button looked perplexed. The next time around, Gump said, "You never know what you are getting!" Button looked more perplexed. Next time around Gump said, "A cherry or a nut!" and Button smiled. Next time around, Button said, "Nothing lasts!" They stopped talking after that. Maybe there were having different experiences in life. Maybe they were looking at the world from different perspectives. They looked at each other suspiciously now, but eventually, Button forgets what they were talking about, or maybe he just regresses to the point where he has lost the inability to speak. Then, I woke up and Jack, my dog, was breathing his doggie breath into my face. He wanted under the covers. Hey, isn't that a line in the Button movie?