Jun 14, 2021

Recurring Dreams

An ocean landscape photo with the clouds reflecting on the wet, mirror-like sandThe other night I had a certain flavor of recurring dream that hasn’t shown up in a pretty long time—the airport dream.

In Anxiety Airport, I’m late for my flight. I forgot my suitcase. The gate is deserted. There is no food. There’s construction. The escalators were designed by M.C. Escher. The bartender is ignoring me. My Uber never comes. The carpet is brown and dingy. The lights are flickering. The space is cavernous, like reverse claustrophobia. Worst airport ever.

In Tidal Wave, we open on an impressive view from someone’s penthouse, or discover a cool swim-up bar on the bottom floor of an AirBnB. At first, it’s breathtaking and dramatic… until one of the waves gets so big it overtakes everything in its path, crashing through the penthouse windows and destroying the swim-up bar. A lot of times, I don’t wake up when this happens—I swim.

Then there’s the one where I’m trying to get somewhere—to my car after a concert, for example, and the path is a logic-defying American Ninja obstacle course that *even* M.C. Escher couldn’t have imagined.

Everrrrry once in a while, I lucid dream. Whenever this happens, as soon as I realize I’m dreaming, I become a destructive fuckhead. I throw chairs through plate glass windows. I pull people’s hair and trip them in the street. I run really, really, really fast, jumping over cars and shit. You can do anything you want in a dream.

Do you think I’m strange now? Wait ‘til I tell you about my nightmares.

Samantha Pollack

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Samantha Pollack is  a Positioning Strategist & Copywriter who creates powerful brand personalities and compelling marketing copy for service providers, creatives, BIPOC women, AuDHD folks, activists, queers, weirdos, and other smart people.

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