Have you ever awoken from a dream about an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend with a terrible sense of guilt? You've cheated on your partner, and now you have to deal with the consequences?
Sometimes the line between dreams and reality is blurred and gentle and happy. And other times you startle awake. Especially if it's somewhere around 3:00 am.
It's an irrational hour. Your world is all dark and
quiet and every problem seems dire and also like it needs
to be solved by you before your alarm clock goes off.
I found myself in precisely this position several mornings ago.
Suddenly awake, thinking, "I can't believe I did that. God. I'm so glad Nick doesn't know."
I dreamt that I let myself into my old boyfriend's apartment and unloaded his dishwasher.
This is not a euphemism.