Had a full night of dreams. I don't remember enough details to recall any of them. But I remember the emotion and it was stress. All of my dreams, all night long, were permeated with frustration and stress. People weren't listening to me or they didn't believe me, or wouldn't let me do what I wanted to do. I also noticed that I went to bed feeling a little feverish and I was sweating all night long. I wonder if I would have had better dreams, had I not been cooking under a heavy comforter with the windows closed.
That said, I remember one moment in a dream, close to when I woke up. I was on an airplane with a whole group of people who were folks I had gone to school with. Some were from high school, some elementary. All people I haven't seen in at least a decade.
Bjork was flying the plane and at one point she did a nosedive straight down. She told us all to get up out of our seats. We were scared, we thought she was crazy. She said to get up and stand in the aisle, close to the front of the plane. So we did. Out the front window, I watched the ocean approach. I was terrified.
But then it was as if the plane was just a fuselage on a giant waterslide. When we hit the water, we slid out and over the surface, rather than diving into it. It was at that moment that I realized we had flown to the arctic.
Everyone sort of shuffled back to their seats, a little confused but giddy as well.
Bjork told us to look out of the windows. As I did, I realized I was looking at a little nebulous scintillation over a fishing port. It was the Northern Lights!
We got so excited. Every time I looked out a different window, I was seeing a different manifestation of the Aurora. It was so fabulous, I began to cry. I'd been waiting so long to see this and Bjork had brought us up here to enjoy it. I had a friend on the plane as well. It was one of my best friends in high school, whom I have only seen once in the last 11 years. She was also Daniel. She had never seen the Aurora before and was also really excited and moved.
I sat back in my seat and cried tears of joy, thinking to myself that I had experienced something truly miraculous and someone I love was able to enjoy it with me.