Previously in Life in the Big House: Gary has a recurring dream in which he lives in a very big house. I don't know what provokes these dreams, but I am documenting them.
We woke up today after, I swear to you, fourteen hours of sleep, and Gary rolled over to say he had a Big House Dream.
(His eyes looked exceptionally bright blue. That must be what fourteen hours of sleep do for you.)
And then he announced, "I know now what all the Big House Dreams are about."
"They are about .. it's ... I can't think of the word."
Then he started to fall asleep again. No! I insisted he tell me. He still couldn't think of the word, but he revealed ...
"It's never a big house. It's a commune."
"But it's usually an empty house, unless outsiders invade it."
"That's right." [Pause for Drama.] "They aren't invaders. That's the commune. And we are the heads of the commune. And sometimes no one joins the commune, but this time they all did. Some people had fishing skills, some people could build, and everyone went to work."
I quizzed him some details about the house, and it was a huge house made of wood, reminiscent of a farmhouse he stayed in once with his parents. There were bugs, and none of the doors closed correctly, and there was no electricity. (Evidently none of our followers were electricians.)
I asked if he received any sexual benefits from being the head of the commune, and he confessed a young girl came on to him, but he had to say no. Because he is a very principled commune leader. Oh, and his entire family was there.
Then he began to fall asleep again, and briefly rambled on about how really our house is a big house. (No. It is not. 1400 square feet is not big, at least not by suburban standards.) I disagreed, and he said, but "it's a house where we control everything that happens in it."
I am thinking this must be precipitated from the lack of control he feels during my Birthday Month.
(By the way, I am freezing chocolate now. All cakes and cookies are in the freezer. We shallhave a substantial cache of chocolate to take us into the winter.)