I realize that for 97% of the population, a dream about eating meat would not be deemed as a nightmare. But for me, it is every time. I have these kinds of dreams about once every couple of months, at least.
It’s funny how that’s how my brain subconsciously creates a “bad” dream. But imagine if you were me:
No pork or shellfish (kosher) since November 2008, no meat at all since December 2011, no animal products at all (including eggs, cheese, milk, or any dairy) since April 2013.
Imagine that’s your life. Then consider what it was like last night for me to dream this:
I was on my way to see a movie with my son. But in a hurry and in need of a quick meal, I stopped by McDonald’s and bought a Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese.
Sure, it tasted great. But immediately, I was racked with guilt, knowing that eating this cheeseburger not only disqualified me from being a vegan and a vegetarian after all these years, but also from being kosher; since a kosher-abiding person cannot consume dairy product along the meat in the same meal.
Then, in the dream, I began trying to figure out how I would explain this to my wife. Before she or I even became vegetarians, she was never okay with me going to McDonald’s.
As expected, it wasn’t too long before the undigested meat began racing through my digestive track. Oh yes- you guessed it- a race to the restroom…
And I’m sure that’s exactly what would happen if I did suddenly did eat meat and cheese.
The most interesting part of this nightmare was that I began questioning whether it may just be a dream. So I began saying out loud, “Wake up… this probably isn’t real!”
I guess it worked. I woke up. But I’ve been having flashbacks all day long.
So if you eat meat, be glad you don’t have to deal with these kinds of nightmares.
Below is the video version of this blog post, where I go into a mysterious tunnel…