I have been recovering from a recent hospitalization and sleeping the full night has been difficult. My MD prescribed a sleep aid but i was cautious in using it as one of the side effects was nightmares. After a couple sleepless nights I yielded to the sleep aid.
I stayed up late to watch the special election returns in an off year congressional race that had national implications. I had taken the med and started to drift off, with the TV still on CNN. In the middle of the night I woke up looking at the image of a young politician, a new generation of leaders. He was handsome and articulate; he looked like someone from central casting. I thought about photos of a young JFK.
Then the scene changed to his opponent, who appeared as a classic politician, one you know will really not work for you, but for lobbyists and big interests. He had a smirk on his face, looking like he just pulled one over on the electorate. And he was making his victory speech.
I wiped the sleep from my eyes and realized i was in the middle of a full blown nightmare. I turned the TV off and tried to get back to sleep. In the morning i discovered that it really was a nightmare - because the young, articulate political newcomer had actually won the election - maybe there is hope for our political future!