Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Life Imitating Schlokk


Many actors I know have the occasional performance nightmare. I mean that literally - a bad dream that revolves around a performance. Typically it's the on-stage variety. My own version has me waking up (or suddenly become aware of being) on-stage, naked, behind a couch. There's no way to sneak off stage without being seen and, while I could just wait for the play to end, I realize that my cue is coming up and I will have to deliver my lines! Fortunately, the dream ends before I have to make a scary decision (no doubt a relief for both actor and audience).

Last night was a double helping of anxiety. I dreamed that the horror movie "Train" I was in, was actually real. This is a first, mind you. Movies hadn't previously crossed over into my sleep world. I found myself tortured and on the run from a bunch of crazies. Not terribly pleasant, as you might imagine. (You'd imagine vividly if you happen to have seen the actual film, in which case you have my apologies)

Cut to: me racing on stage to beat the rapidly unfurling curtains for a performance of Not the Midnight Mass, an a capella group I was once a part of. I don't know which number we're starting with. Graham blows the pitch pipe and I'm desperately trying to guess the song. Somehow I'm able to pick up the number, but there's choreography too - and I haven't got a damn clue where to move. I manage to exit from the front of the stage - actually, I fall off the edge and plop to the floor. It gets a laugh, so I play it off by making a real effort to climb back up, as if it's Mt Everest. Eventually one of the cast lowers a chair next to me, so I relent and, throwing my arms in the air for the benefit of the gag, shuffle over to the chair and climb back up.

After the show, I hear myself telling the others "Well that actually wasn't that bad". But as I'm hearing it, I'm thinking "Are you insane?! It was bloody awful!" Thankfully, that's where it all ends. Or perhaps it became so excrutiatingly embarrassing, I've had to blot it out. Either way, it begs the question: Why did I bleach my hair? And why the crazy dreams? I suppose stress that you're not channeling will manifest in one way or another. Some people break things. I have dreams about being broken. Curious that they were both acting dreams, but after a quiet spell, I think that's just me, keen to return to work.

Tonight I hope to dream of a sandy beach, with the gentle sounds of lapping waves. Mmmm....a beautiful beach. A few gulls chatter overhead. It's warm, but the cool breeze makes it perfect. There's a scent of seaweed mixed with coconut. I'm drifting off to sleep within sleep.

And then I hear the wolves...

26 comments:

  1. It is true that when you don't channel your thoughts and worries correctly, you end up dreaming about them. It's a pretty common thing, and maybe you've developed a small fear of the stage? :)) doubtful maybe, but possible.;3

    And...regarding being chased by crazies...maybe you have a fear your fans will go bonkers and...yeah, I won't continue that train of thought :))

    ReplyDelete
  2. Earn easily 200 dollars here in the internet. Simply be an affiliated member and promote the site and its product! http://www.earn-200-dollars-online.info/

    ReplyDelete
  3. trying to guess the next song graham is pitch piping brings back a horrible 7th grade memory of waking up from a DAYdream in class, and the nun is going student to student asking them for a number, number for what? rating something, what? can't ask-worse trouble-I'm in the back, last row- closer, closer, can't ask anyone, talking in class- worse trouble- what number? what do I say!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thank you for a awesome article.You have given me some ideas and a different way to to write articles.

    Thanks
    Vc Internet Media
    Online Marketing

    ReplyDelete
  5. Gid, Do you know that Forex Is Highest Paying Keyword in Google Adsense? Learn how to use Forex here: http://forex-highest-paying-keyword.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. So important and necessary article contains the site, which I expected. Well done carry on.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I stumbled on to your blog quite fortuitously, and loved this entry about dreamscapes and how they tie in with one's own frailties, fears and weaknesses. However, and this is the crux of my comment: many a times, dreams intrude especially when you are most tired and expecting a deep, dreamless sleep. Towards dawn, your quota of that dreamless state is over, and you slip into vivid dreaming where the dream world looks like the real one and you respond to it with adrenaline, sweat, tension and so on. Hence, one step towards avoiding this may be to assure yourself of some rest time in the day, so that natural sleep intervenes in the night.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Newport Cigarettes Official Website smokes the cigar, people more impressions come from the Discount Cigarettes With Virginia Stamp Halley the motorized rider, they pull out the cigar classics the appearance are Newport Cigarettes: Puts out a large size the cigar, gnaws off the rear part with the mouth, "puff" spits the smoke skin which nips, to the spot which bites open spits Newport Cigarettes again, holds in the mouth the cigar on the mouth. Then "the clang", turns on the Newport Cigarettes cigarette lighter, as soon as rubs toward the jeans on, lights the cigarette lighter, stings several fiercely, simultaneously receives the Newport Coupons lighter agily .

    This is one kind most very best pulls out cigar's method, undisputable, other one kind of quite close gentleman pulls out the law is, in moisturizees in the box the cigar to supply for several hours, then takes out adds the wet good Newports, cuts or the cigar pliers with the fine cigar cuts rear part Bao Yanpi. Cuts time does not take to cut Cheng Qitou, such words attract the large size when the cigar easy to leak out, best cuts a diameter to be equal to the cigar pole diameter 3/4 size round Newport Cigarettes Website, cuts down is only young Zhang smoke Pi Er does not cut to the core leaf. Then lights the Cheap Newports.

    The apparatus nothing else but cigar room standing pure vegetable oil's oil lamp and ju the wood chip, the long non-sulfur matches (have not related including sulfur, so long as and so on fire firewood log combustion will fall sulfur part later again to select then) Newports Cigarettes Website the precious pure butane gas cigarette lighter. Attracts the cigar to have four ways: The inspiration, sips smokes, chews the Marlboro Lights, to spurt the smoke. A depth knows by heart the cigar to enjoy road's person to know that the cigar draws in lung's Cheap Newport Cigarettes.

    ReplyDelete
  9. hello bro nice to meet you...
    visit spirtusminumanku.co.cc hehehe...
    nice article

    ReplyDelete
  10. Cuts time does not take to cut Cheng Qitou, such words attract the large size when the cigar easy to leak out.







    Also click on these keywords :-- Wireless Home alarm | Wireless Home Security | ADT Wireless Alarm Monitoring | Home alarm | Burglar alarm systems

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hello, this site has been very nice, thank for your comment yorumlarmısınız s how it is at my site
    www.aloevdenevenakliyat.com
    www.gebzenakliyat.info

    ReplyDelete
  12. We wrote it began shipping services for designated officers concentrating our company prepared in this regard
    Our company are at your service 7/24 with wide inter fleet and experienced staff.
    Gebze transportation home from home is http://www.evkonnakliyat.com.t
    Gebze evden eve nakliyat
    Çayirova evden eve nakliyat
    Gebze evden eve
    İzmit evden eve
    Darıca evden eve nakliyat
    Darıca evden eve
    İzmit evden eve nakliyat
    Mutlukent evden eve nakliyat
    Çayirova evden eve nakliyat
    Darıca evden eve nakliyat
    Gebze evden eve nakliyat
    Gebze evden eve nakliyat
    Depolama
    Evrak depolama
    Kartal depolama
    Eşyalar depolama
    thank turkey

    ReplyDelete
  13. Emplotron is One Step Towards your Successful Career Jobs in UAE A Job Search Platform Jobs in Saudi Arabiathrough which you can search for your Target/Desired jobs in different fields and countries you wish to work Jobs in America and can reach to the Employers, who are looking for experienced and skillful candidates like you Jobs in Canada .

    ReplyDelete

  14. شركة تركيب نجارة الباب والشباك بمكة
    شركة ترميم المنازل واعمال البناء بمكة
    شركة نقل اثاث بمكة
    شركة تنظيف بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة تنظيف منازل بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة تنظيف فلل بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة تنظيف مجالس بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة تنظيف واجهات بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة رش مبيدات بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة كشف تسربات المياة بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة تسليك مجارى بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة عزل اسطح بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة عزل خزانات بالمدينة المنورة
    فنى صيانة كهرباء بالمدينة المنورة
    افضل شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    افضل شركة تنظيف خزانات بالدمام
    شركة تركيب سيراميك ورخام بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة تركيب نجارة الباب والشباك بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة ترميم المنازل واعمال البناء بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل اثاث بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة تنظيف بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف منازل بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف فلل بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف مجالس بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف واجهات حجر وزجاج بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بالطائف
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالطائف
    شركة كشف تسرب المياه بالطائف
    شركة تسليك مجارى بالطائف
    شركة عزل اسطح بالطائف
    شركة عزل خزانات بالطائف
    شركة نقل اثاث بالطائف
    شركة تنظيف بأبها
    شركة تنظيف منازل بابها
    شركة تنظيف فلل بابها
    شركة تنظيف مجالس بابها
    شركة تنظيف واجهات بابها
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بابها
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بابها
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بأبها
    شركة تسليك مجارى بابها
    شركة عزل اسطح بأبها
    شركة عزل خزانات بابها
    شركة نقل اثاث ابها
    شركة تنظيف بتبوك
    شركة تنظيف منازل بتبوك
    شركة تنظيف فلل بتبوك
    شركة تنظيف بالجبيل
    شركة تنظيف بجازان

    ReplyDelete

  15. Ankara merkezli tercüme ve konsolosluk hizmetleri
    sunan KARİZMA TERCÜME Türkiye'de hizmet ve faaliyetlerini sürdürmektedir.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ankara merkezli tercüme ve konsolosluk hizmetleri
    sunan KARİZMA TERCÜME Türkiye'de hizmet ve faaliyetlerini sürdürmektedir.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ankara merkezli sıramatik sistemleri kurulum ve teknik destek hizmetleri
    siramatik Türkiye'de hizmet ve faaliyetlerini sürdürmektedir.

    ReplyDelete
  18. The great Hindu Festival Dussehra 2017 is going to held on 30th September.
    Be ready to celebrate the festival of good over evil.

    ReplyDelete