The other night I had the weirdest dream…a library dream, of course.
I dreamt that a library patron called the children’s room and asked me to pull a large selection of DVDS – chosen according to some odd guidelines dictated to me over the phone – and then, once I’d pulled everything for her, that I deliver them to her house.
So I pulled a large stack of what were now CDs (who knows why it switched from DVDS), and proceeded to open each CD case and take all the CDs out. As each disk came out of its case, it turned into an ordinary green pea. Logically, I put all of the peas into a bowl, then went to eat dinner with my family. I might even have eaten a couple of the peas/CDs…that part is a little fuzzy.
A few minutes into eating dinner, my mother turned to me and said, “Don’t you need to deliver those CDs to that lady?” Panic set in, and I rushed over to the bowl of peas and realized that before I could deliver anything, I needed to get the peas back into the CD cases. But the peas were just green garden peas, and weren’t labelled like the CDs had been, so how was I to know which pea went into which case?
I contemplated eating the peas to figure out what they each were, but realized that would be counterproductive, so then I thought about gently tasting each one to determine what music was on each. And I considered just jamming random peas into CD cases and delivering them that way.
When I woke up from this very very long dream, I still hadn’t figured out a solution. Somewhere in my dream world, there are still green peas that need to be converted back into CDs and put into their cases and delivered to an imaginary library patron…