EPISODE 9: DREAMERS
CHARLOTTE: I had the weirdest dream…
AUNT DOT: Artists see things we don’t. We see what’s real; Gus sees what’s true. And take it from me, real and true aren’t always the same.
ABLE: It’s like an angel with a fiery sword came to me in a dream and said Go. And I said Yes. That Yes just flew out of me. Yes to wherever! Yes to whatever!
EPISODE 9 REFLECTIONS SET 1
I fell in love. It felt exactly like a fall, a head-over-heels tumble into a state of unbearable lightness. The earth tilted on its axis. I did not believe in romantic love at the time, thinking it a human construct, an invention of fourteenth century Italian poets. I was as unprepared for love as I had been for goodness and beauty. Suddenly, my heart seemed swollen, too large for my chest.
We fall in love and everything about us changes. The beloved makes his wishes known through dreams, dreams that bring harrowing challenges, appalling ultimatums, bone-chilling warnings and prophesies. To fall in love is to wreak havoc.
EPISODE 9 REFLECTIONS SET 2
Israel loved Joseph best of all his sons, for he was the child of his old age; and he had made him a long tunic. When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons, they hated him so much that they would not even greet him. So Joseph went after his brothers and caught up with them in Dothan. They noticed him from a distance, and before he came up to them, they plotted to kill him. They said to one another: “Here comes that master dreamer! Come on, let us kill him and throw him into one of the cisterns here; we could say that a wild beast devoured him. We shall then see what comes of his dreams.”
-Gen 37: 3 – 13-
EPISODE 9 REFLECTIONS SET 3
Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
“…when, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream.”
Matthew 1: 18