Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Horror movies and nighmares

Tonight Mr. at Home watched I Am Legend. Thankfully, I had some craft stuff that needed my attention so I only listened to it and watched the screen during short breaks between thread, ribbons, and hot glue.

You see, horror movies give me nightmares, which means that I swore off of them after I got talked in watching Pet Semetary in high school. And I had heard/read enough about I Am Legend to know that it pretty much fell into the category of horror movie, but I also still kinda wanted to see it. I know, conflicting. It's just who I am.

I already knew that the dog got infected and died and I knew that the doctor died in the end. After all, it's hard to be a LEGEND if you're still alive. So those scenes didn't do me in. But it's anyone's guess as to whether I have nightmares tonight from all this. I'll keep you posted.

But I discovered today that you don't have to watch horror movies to have nightmares. After an exhausting day yesterday, I didn't sleep well last night and ended up having one of those vivid, disturbing dreams that you just can't shake even after you wake up.

I dreamed that half of our friends from church were getting divorced.

It was a nightmare.

People dumping and getting dumped and no one seemed to see a problem with this. I tried to talk and express my shock and sorrow at the situation , but I couldn't find anyone to talk TO because everyone was in the middle of it. In the dream, my friend Karen was getting married within just a short time of divorcing her first husband and we were supposed to be going to the wedding, but I couldn't stop crying over the whole thing long enough to go inside. At the end, I was looking for our Bible Study teacher, who is a very wise, educated, Godly man and a great champion of marriage. I knew he would understand.

Do you want to know the most nightmarish part of the dream?

Statistically, the divorce rate within the church is the same as outside the church. I've heard it's 50%. Can you imagine? Half the couples you know right now won't be couples for much longer. We have *3* friends who are going through this now. I don't even want to think about who's next. It's a seemingly incurable virus that spreads without warning and devastates those who are anywhere near the infection.

That virus in I Am Legend is a puny weakling compared to divorce.

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