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Naked To The Eye

Posted in Part 7 on August 25, 2008 by Beverly

“Paul, you look exhausted.  Have you been getting any sleep at all?”

“I sleep plenty.  But the dreams . . . they’re so draining.  Sleep just isn’t refreshing me these days.”

“Still dreaming about the Mysterious Blonde?”

“Yes.  And sometimes . . . .”

” . . . sometimes I see her when I’m awake.”

“Paul, I . . . .”

“Linnea, do you think I’m losing my mind?”

“You do think so.  And I think so, too.”

“I’ve heard it said that if a person is sane enough to ask if he’s losing his mind, the answer is usually no.”

“I used to believe that, but this . . . this . . . thing that’s happening to me . . . . “

“Did you ever stop to think that there could be a much more mundane reason for these dreams?”

“Such as?”

“Well, you do have a certain . . . marked fascination with blondes.  Maybe you’re simply  . . . .”

“Fantasizing?  No.  It isn’t like that.  Yes, sometimes if I see an attractive woman, I do dream and even daydream about her, but this is different.”

“How so?”

“I have feelings for this woman.”

“Wait a minute.  Are you trying to tell me you’re falling in love with a woman who isn’t even real?”

“No, it’s more like . . . it’s more like . . . I was ALREADY in love with her before I even dreamed about her.”

Part 8