Death and Taxes – a dream?

Posted June 14th, 2011 by Anna

Death and taxes.

I had a very real dream early this a.m…. I was on my way to a dentist appointment (which I have today) and had dropped by Kate’s place to change my clothes. I had taken the train in. When I got to Querbes I was surprised to see a lot of people I didn’t know, mostly friends of Jorn’s. Ruf and Martha were out at a TV taping for the St Jean. The place was in a state of renovation, an old wood farm sink had replaced the metal one in her previously modern kitchen, a chopping block was sitting in the middle of a room waiting to be appointed. I was walking around with my clothing looking for a place to change and had put them down on a toilet which also now had no door. They fell into the bowl. (what does this mean?) I was fishing these out feeling very self-conscious all the while chitchatting with a very dapper friend of Jorn’s. I went outside. There in an unfinished garage structure with an open front was Kate setting up mic stands for people to perform at the party she was having later when Ruf and Martha showed up. We stared into each other’s eyes. She said Come by after the dentist and I said I can’t, I have to go home to see the accountant about finishing up my taxes for 2010 (which I am in fact doing today). She said Oh. I guess I should do mine too. I said We didn’t earn very much this past year, remembering that she had died, but here she was standing before me very much alive and setting up a stage. So characteristic of Kate. We looked deep into each other’s eyes again, as if to acknowledge we had a secret, that she hadn’t really died after all. I told her The 2009 taxes got done and I’m sure if you’re a little late Revenue Canada won’t mind. She said, I’ll get on them after everyone leaves. Again, so characteristic. At this point an agitated Janie came in with the news that the TV show was cutting a song Rufus had sung with an older local opera singer. They didn’t think it would appeal to the younger audience they were going after…This sure felt like real life to me.

4 Responses:

  1. Campbell says:

    June 14th, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    and all that my dream had was me trying to save the world from getting a collective Marcelle wave

  2. zz dans le meteo says:

    June 14th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    little wow, big wow, little wow

  3. Sylvain says:

    June 21st, 2011 at 4:24 pm


    Juste un mot pour vous dire que c’est toujours un plaisir de vous lire. Je vous écrit en français car mon anglais écrit est trop horrible 🙂

  4. Beth says:

    August 9th, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I just came across this particular post and it made me weep at my office desk.

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