The Chocolate Dream
Yesterday morning a bit before I got up I had a random, strange dream. I was at a university and had to go to the bathroom. I went into a building, up on maybe the 2nd or 3rd floor, down to the far end on the left where, presumably, there was a restroom. I followed a couple through some doors and found myself in a chocolate candy store. The couple spoke to the clerk, who then disappeared into the back, also to the left. I sat on a stool, presumably to wait for the clerk so I could ask to use the restroom. I watched the couple wander around, then I got up and wandered around myself. There were actually very few confections in this store; just chunks of unwrapped chocolate lying around mostly, and some unwrapped chocolate sculptures on random shelves and displays.
The clerk finally came back and handed the couple a package wrapped in butcher paper. Like he had had to slice their chocolate to specific cuts; something like in a meat store.
Then the clerk disappeared into the back again; I assumed he thought I was with the couple because we'd come in as a threesome. And then somehow, in that vague, foggy, dreamish way, I ended up holding the butcher paper-wrapped chocolate and watching the couple disappear out the door. I took off after them to catch them, chased them across the mall, watched them go down a flight or two of steps and exit the building. Then I saw them disappear into a large crowd.
I stood there, holding the butcher paper-wrapped chocolate and wondered what to do. Finally I decided to go back to the chocolate store, pay what they paid for the chocolate, and take it with me. I figured they would come back to the store to get their chocolate and the clerk could give them a new cutting of it.
Then my alarm went off and I had to get up; disappointed. I'd lost my quarry and didn't get to eat any chocolate. What a dream.
I guess I could take it at face value, but somehow it seems like the beginning of a great mystery. Like: what if there were jewels molded into the chocolate in the butcher paper? Haha..