Wacky dream last night. I was Superwoman, in my not-so-secret identity as Helen Trager. I walked into a classroom of students(about middle school age), where I was supposed to encourage them to continue on in school, even though the schools in their area were closing. I told them I’d help them find a way to go, even if I had to fly the bus there myself. They were very excited to have Superwoman in their classroom and persuaded me to unbutton my sweater and show them the big, shiney, yellow and red S on my tank top.
One sweet, dark-haired boy was very upset, his best friend had died.. I cried with him and told him about how when my mother died, she was cremated before I even knew she was dead. A sassy, cute hoodie-wearing girl came in in the middle of the class. We had a great, funny conversation about skipping school intelligently. Then my consciousness shifted into a shabby older woman who was sitting nearby. She/I was dressed in raggedy layers and her/my teeth were loose. As they fell out, into my hand, I saw with shocked wonder, that they were grey, like small pebbles and coated with green scum, chipping off like paint.
Maybe it’s time to go to the dentist?