Naps are not known for their chance to provide a person with big life moments, so I’m surprised by a fairly fortuitous one. During my nap yesterday, I had a dream about my deceased father that was so real and was SO TOTALLY 1989. My father and his bowling buddies had won a huge national bowling tournament. Their embroidered bowling jackets smelled of smoke and cheap beer and my dad’s comb-over was typically askew. The whole league listened as they announced that they were going to follow their dreams and go PRO. I could even smell the oil on the lanes! When I started to wake up I thought “I forgot that my dad is alive, why do I always think he’s dead?” Then reality settled in “Oh, wait, its the other way around.” I have this confusion nearly every time I have a dream about him. Normally, I’m not saddened by this. It is what it is. But this time, I felt it. It was unpleasant and a bit disturbing.
INSERT IMPORTANT EXPOSITION: On, Father’s Day, I had a huge revelation about mourning my father and wrote a blog entry entitled “You’re Not Really Gone”. (You can read my blog entry HERE.)
My 4yo came in and his cute little voice cheered me up. I reached for my phone and the first thing I saw was a TWEET from James Hance, a very well known artist of Geek Culture, and it totally made my day. He said “@ZeroFrizzThirty “You’re Not Really Gone” was a beautiful read <3″ Talk about serendipity! He had tweeted that to me while I was having that dream. I kid you not! I was in the middle of that dream when he tweeted it and I saw it as soon as I awoke. I was instantly reminded of that Father’s Day revelation and was moved that a person I respect and admire would give me such a lovely piece of encouragement. He really made my day.
I believe in God and that He cares about the little things. He cares deeply and I am grateful.
James Hance can be found on Facebook at Relentlessly Cheerful Art by James Hance and on Twitter @JimJeroo He is, in my opinion, one of the best artists of all time (not an exaggeration) and he is genuinely a great person. His art will lift your spirits!
He sells original artwork on Etsy too. ❤