We all have them. The dream or worse that drags on through the night. We awaken and regain our sense of safety through the mental fog…’yes, I was dreaming’. Sometimes, of course, we awaken to the same bad dream. It all eventually fades, but sometimes we see things, while awake, that make us wonder…..

As I gazed over my left shoulder while driving along, I had to wonder…’is this a dream…a bad dream?’
No, it was ok. A few blocks later, I realized I was awake and in Portlandia.