Anxiety Dream: Tornado
I was watching a horrible show on tv at my mom’s house – a game show/variety show featuring the reunited casts of Full House and Little House on the Prairie. Each Full House cast member was dressed as a different character from Spongebob Squarepants. The Little House cast was wearing their period costumes but none of them had aged well so it looked even sadder.My mom pointed out a black funnel cloud forming across the street in the church yard. The sky was turning black too. I grabbed the kids to go to the center of the house. My mom stayed in the living room folding laundry and staring. I told my brother and sister to get mom and get away from the windows. It got louder and louder and my ears started to hurt. The kids weren’t crying but we couldn’t hear each other so they were both looking at me in confusion.
We all huddled together in the bathroom and out the window you could see that by now the tornado had swung around to the back of the house. It was huge and approaching us like a bull approaching a bullfighter. I started screaming and hugging the kids. Frank gave me a look like I’d lost my mind so I stopped. My mind was fervently begging God to help us. Just as the tornado got to the house it dissipated. Mom said, “Thank God.” I started crying hysterically from relief. My brother gave me a look like, “What NOW?” so I stopped.