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Yesterday I wrote that I was going to try lucid dreaming, but I didn't get a chance, I guess this one happened too deep in rapid eye movement sleep or whatever. I only remember from the middle on ...

A group of friends were over with their kids, and we had to go inside the house because something bad was happening outside and we needed to get inside and barricade the house. But it wasn't Artie and my little bungalow, it was some huge multi-story mansion. Anyway, we go in the back door (that we don't have) and up some curving wooden stairs (that we don't have either) and then just into the upper hallway the floorboards give way, like they're rotted out in one side. I make everyone wait and try to fix the floor, but it's all rotted and there are rats or something inside squeaking and then when I shove on the floor something screams. There's a kind of monkey or a homunculus of some kind inside the floor and it squeezes out. It's obviously been trapped there and I accidentally freed it. It's like a chimpanzee (no tail) but doesn't have any fur, it glistens. (Did you ever have a toy you loved so much all the fur wore off until there was just a shiny nap left? Like that.) I try to close the pocket doors at the top of the stairs but they're warped and don't quite meet. I know the monkeything will be able to squeeze through it. So I started throwing things over to try and kill it (for some reason there's no ceiling now) and when this only makes it angry I climb up on a table to look over the top of the pocket doors. The monkeything is rushing towards the doors, and I know it's going to hurt everyone. I leap off the table towards it, and then there's a bullet time moment in the dream where my perspective shifts and I see myself and the monkey from the side, and then we collide.

Instead of getting my face ripped off, there's a merger, and suddenly I'm back in my body again. I have a real sense of calm and peace, and I'm outside the house above the roof. Now the dream is in color (I didn't realize until now that it wasn't before). I start flying outside the house and around the neighborhood through the trees and around the homes. The sky is brilliant blue, the grass is vibrant green, the dwarf apple trees are in glorious white bloom, a yellow and black bumblebee flies beside me for a moment. It's amazingly beautiful.

So as I am flying around, I meet one of the women from Desperate Housewives (Lynette) who is flying too! We fly around a bit together and she talks to me about how we all need to keep secrets, and the flying is one of them. But she says there are bad secrets too, and that she needs to show me a secret. We fly down the street and behind a house and there's my husband Art sleeping under a tall tree with Nicola! Nicola is a single woman who lives down the street for us, who I thought was a friend.

I woke up mad, and wanted to kick Artie again, but he was already out of bed, playing X-box in the basement.