Best Dream You've Ever Had
My all-time favorite remains stepping out onto the stern of a side-wheeler, and sitting in a chair next to a man with white, curly hair under his cap. It was very warm, but with the promise of coolness as the sun set. I could hear the wheels churning, but the most amazing part was I could actually smell the river. It was so real it was like being there. The man said, with the most elaborate Southern drawl, "I was just talking to your brother." He paused, and then with perfect timing, added, "More different kinds of idiot I have never met!" I had to take a moment to get over the shock -- it was Mark Twain. We both broke out laughing, and I told him, "You've met my brother, alright! He's one in a million!" He then spent time showing me how to "read" the river with the kind of expertise only someone who'd spent time as a riverboat captain could muster. It was a taste of a different era, and the company of a man who knew the art of good conversation. I hated waking up.
Has anyone else had dreams that were wonderful, memorable, and vivid?