In my dreams I keep going to a small forested asteroid where all my friends and animal friends live. There is a part of the asteroid that looks exactly like my childhood home and that is where Dante and I stay.

In place of where my neighbors’ houses had been, there was a grassy field and a huge garden near the back patio. Last night I woke up in this garden and stood up and Dante ran over to me and rubbed his head on my leg. I told him to follow me and we walked through a path that cut through a patch of tall flowers.

I know this is dumb, but I really did hear a voice in my dream head that told me I could stay there as long as I wished, and in my dream head I felt relieved that I would never have to go back to Earth, and to my life there, and so on. I thought that maybe I had died in the real world, and I said aloud to Dante: “Thank God, dude.”

Dante and I kept walking. The sun was setting. I felt so calm and happy!

Of course I woke up at some point, or at least I think I did, and returned to this nightmarish hellworld we are all of us trapped inside of until we go finally home permanently to the nice places in our heads!