La Bamba Across the Country

Dream: Ayn, Robert, Scott and I are driving from Tennessee to go skiing in Alaska. Scott’s car is very overpacked, since it is also a college refrigerator.

We arrive in central Arkansas to discover that a landslide in the Sandia Mountains (which are actually in New Mexico) has covered Interstate 35 (a highway that actually goes north and south, not through Arkansas), and that we will have to walk across the mountains. As we do so, we become refugees among thousands, all of whom are, like us, dressed for snow skiing.

We see sandstone formations in display cases that are actually made of live ducks.

In Edgewood (which is also actually in New Mexico), we are taken into a small meeting room for orientations, then led down a hill in small groups, since we now number in the millions. The town’s Prime Minister holds a press conference. He tells us the landslide has been repaired. I see his executive assistant, Kathy, who is elated to see me. She hugs me, and I do a complete orchestrated version of La Bamba for her.

Part of this dream is related to a recent trip my wife Abby and I took during which we visited Sandia Peak in New Mexico.
Part of this dream is related to a recent trip my wife Abby and I took during which we visited Sandia Peak in New Mexico.
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5 Comments

  1. Interesting Cherokee reference Robert. The name Scott comes from the Mythical land called Iceboxalandia. It’s pronounced, “Mekalekhighmekaheineho.” The dream reminds me of something.

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  2. Interesting example of white privilege: the use of the term “college refrigerator” (which I call a “dorm refrigerator”). To many people, I daresay most people, in the wide world, that’s called “the only refrigerator we can afford” and has never once set foot (wheel?) on a college campus.

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