January 2, 2017
Before I went to sleep last night, I prayed, well I asked Prince, Octavia, God, Yemoja anyone to help me with my writing—to help me see a story through to completion.
Well! Last night I had another Prince dream. He was wearing all white suit with a white cashmere trench coat and I was in red robe and pajamas. Prince was bearing gifts: a big handful of them. We were in a 1980’s ranch-style house with lots of dark wood and tiles and a sunken living room. It wasn’t a house I’d ever lived in, but in the dream, it was my home.
He was sitting on the sofa and I was on the floor surrounded by gifts. They were wrapped in beautiful paper with elaborate bows and what not. I didn’t open them all, but I do remember one was a box of chocolate. We chatted for a few minutes eating candy, then Prince got up to leave.
As he was adjusting the collar of his coat, he said: “You know this means I’m done with you, right?” I protested of course.
“When people ask me for gifts, I give it to them; then I’m done with them because they just want something from me.” He said walking toward the door.
I tried to give the gifts back but he wouldn’t take them. I ran outside after him, begging him to come back and visit again, be he just popped his collar and got back into his RV.
It was also white and kinda rusty, which is surprising for an immaculate brotha like Prince. I banged on the door, wailing for him to come back inside for just a few more minutes. Finally, he let me into the RV.
It was an absolute mess! He said I could clean up for him—which I did, gladly.
We started down the road. Prince was driving and singing, I don’t remember the song, I just remember being amused at seeing him handling the large steering wheel. The collar of his white coat still popped to perfection. I was washing dishes.
Then I heard a toilet flush. This middle-aged white man came out of the bathroom. He was balding with that ring hair around his head. He had watery blue eyes and a weather-worn face. His name was Earl I think. He was wearing a red and black checked shirt and jeans. He looked like a farmer. Earl looked at me and said. “He let you on too?” He had a befuddled smile on his face. I was going to ask him where were we going, but I woke up.
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