Horrible Dream @ 4:44

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Horrible dream last night. The digital clock on my nightstand read 4:44 (in big green numbers) when I woke .. feeling like I'd just finished running a marathon. Nothing like starting the day exhausted & covered in sweat.

Amusement ParkHaven't had a dream where I lose the Bug in more than a year. But they're the most terrifying.

We were at an amusement park (in my dream) .. riding this thing that goes around & around .. like a wavy roller coaster. (Metaphor for my life?)

As the ride concludes, the Bug says (urgently), "I gotta pee," and runs off, down the ramp .. with a bunch of other kids.

"Wait!" I shout. But his belongings are scattered around the cart we rode in. I quickly gather them up before hurrying after him.

He couldn't have gotten very far, but I lost sight. Lots of kids his age are scurrying about (happily). Soon as I exit the building, I see it's early evening. Warm & almost dark, but the grounds are well-lit.

As I call out for him, a boy tugs on my shirt sleeve and points to a man standing near the entrance to the ride we just came off. "Did you lose a boy?" he asks. "We have him upstairs." Immediately I'm relieved. Seems like a very nice guy.

As a side note, in my other dreams where I lose the Bug (at a campground, for example, out in the woods), I always go "upstairs" to try to find him (.. to a rec room located above the cafeteria at the campground).

But once I get there, I always find people who seem to know something, but refuse to say anything, or pretend not to know.

So this normal-looking guy takes me up to the second floor .. to a circular room directly above the ride on which we just rode.

We have to push a few boxes out of the way to get there. I think nothing of this (in my dream) .. nothing strange. I'm just looking forward to getting the Bug back. Nothing else matters.

Seems to be some kind of administrative offices up there. (It's always the second floor of a 2-story building where people tell me he is.)

When we get up there, the guy stops at his desk and pulls open a sliding shelf near the floor and takes out some toys to show me. But I don't want to see any of his stupid toys.

Then it sounds like he's trying to make some kind of deal with me. I look around and notice the place seems more like a storage area than an office (lots of boxes piled everywhere). My patience quickly expires. "Take me to my son, now!" I interrupt, shouting.

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That's when I woke. It struck me that this guy seemed pretty wimpy .. for somebody who seemed to be trying to make such a daring deal. I thought, "He obviously doesn't know me and the danger he's putting himself in."

I still feel exhausted. Interesting that I'm starting to notice similarities, tho. They always occur at places where you normally go to have fun (e.g. campgrounds, amusement parks). And there's always a lot of other kids around.

Can't figure out what's up with the second-floor thing (.. where people tell me he is) .. always of a 2-story building. Also, I never find him in my dream. (Always wake first.) Always wake feeling exhausted .. like I been running full-bore for hours.

I used to know somebody who had a knack for interpreting dreams .. but no more. Do you? Last time I had one of these disturbing dreams, it was after eating pizza. This time » knockwurst (fancy hotdog).

I've dealt with numerous legal challenges over the years that would result in me 'losing' the Bug .. which might explain these nightmares .. tho no such challenges currently exist (.. that I know of). So my dream (coming at this time) seems especially perplexing.

What a way to start the month. Even worse than last month (.. with a dang possum frolicking in my toilet at midnight). The Bug is so cool however, that despite all this drama, it's worth it. (Easily.)

I woke at exactly 4:44. The Bug is 4. Probably just a coincidence.

For more along these lines, here's a Google search preconfigured for the query > bad dream nightmare losing children

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