Lucidity (dream remembered)
In a strange crowded cafeteria , in the company of a young (boy?) of about 12, with whom I was close (and wanted that closeness back).
Waiting for something (what?). Joined the line to get a coffee, and found that the person in front of me had taken the last available cup. Then I noticed that there were some up on a shelf above the table, but they were very small, like a demitasse. Went to reach for one, but a hand came and took the last one again. To the right of that shelf, there were some about the size of a thimble, and I grabbed one. The lady who was pouring the coffee then said “your entrée slip please”. I asked what she meant, and she said “you have to order your entrée before you can get a coffee”, and she directed me to a cashier back at the tail end of the line.
Disappointed, I pulled my companion with me, and went to the cashier, who was an ascetic looking woman with a sour expression. I asked what entrees they had, and could we get one, but she said I must first answer some questions such as where we were from, where we were going, and why were we here etc.
I quickly became angry, and said to my companion “we’re going”. Down the stairs to the outside we went, then along a pathway until we came to a gated courtyard. In order to get through the gate, we had to crawl through a constricted tunnel maze. We made it, and my distinct thought was “one last indignity”.
Got into our van, and I remembered at this point that I had “borrowed it” from my employer’s parking lot, fully intending to return it before they opened.
We were then driving on a city street, going “somewhere”, and I had tremendous anxiety about being late with the van, because of our delay.
Somewhere within the city, we rounded a corner on a cobblestone street, and I saw a Jester (multi-pointed hat, bells, colourful clothes and all). He was walking on his hands, and had a big upside down grin.
Right then, a very large bat descended from the sky and landed upon him, knocking him down and nearly covering him completely.
This terrified me, and I awoke.