Posted by: davidlarkin | September 10, 2018

“What a Dream I Had” — Paul Simon

 

“Jacob’s Ladder – painting by William Blake (1800) from the British Museum

What a dream I had,” Paul Simon, from For Emily Wherever I May Find Her.

A few nights ago I had one of my best dreams ever. I was sitting on a porch somewhere, an older home, and it was evening, dark. Most of my dreams I remember seem to be at night, which may be because it is night when I am dreaming. I have had daylight dreams which seem to be in morning after sunrise.

Anyway, I was sitting on the porch, no one was around and I started to sing at the top of my lungs, one of my favorite Christian contemporary songs, “Let It Rise,” which is a good Gospel song even if you are not Christian. See the YouTube video linked below. As I sang, people started coming by in an informal parade, and they started singing acapella in great harmony along with me, like a flash mob of great singers going somewhere, so I got in the line with them and we kept singing, except, it was like a great choir, better than the Mormon Tabernacle Choir even, and I looked around and nobody acknowledged me or anyone as we all sang to the Lord in a great choir. It was really quite astounding, as I felt in my dream. I awoke when I couldn’t remember any more lyrics. 


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