Tuesday, November 4, 2014

En Mis Sueños

I can't believe it. After spending nearly a decade learning the language, last night I had my first dream en Español.

It was quite involved and actually caused me to wake at 1:30 am in a fit of rage. It was a dream about a girl who was a cheerleader at my school who was plotting this horrible scheme to get me arrested. The person in the dream was someone I knew in real life and actually was a cheerleader at my school although we were never on the same squad because she was a grade ahead of me. Oh yeah, I was a cheerleader for 4 years in school. Different blog.

I suppose the details of the dream are probably not so relevant but it did involve me skateboarding, meeting a nice English (as in not Amish) boy, attempting to wipe my fingerprints from a red Solo cup full of vodka, flying (not in a plane) to Homecoming and also fist fighting with a member of my doctor's office staff. It was the Benadryl talking, no doubt. 

When I woke up, the first thing I remembered was the Principal screaming, over and over, "¡Mas vale que tus historias colaboran!"

She was referring to a boy whose testimony was the only thing that could prove my innocence. And as I laid there, putting the pieces of the dream together, I realized that the sentence didn't make sense to me. I didn't know for sure what colaboran meant. Of course, I could make an assumption based on linguistics but I've never actually used the word before and really don't ever remember hearing it. I looked it up immediately and it means to collaborate.

I don't even know if that's the correct way to say "you better hope your stories match," but that's what I dreamt. As I remembered more and more I realized that the entire dream was in Spanish. I'm totally nerding-out with excitement right now. As in, excited enough to be blogging about this in the middle of the night.

I dreamt in Spanish! I can't get past the feeling that this is some sort of right of passage... I wonder if it means that I am officially bilingual?

26 comments:

  1. My first Spanish dream was an elderly lady saying "hiiiiiijole!" haha - so random! Your sentence sounds like it's straight out of a novela - and by the way - you've still never answered that question about whether or not you watch any novelas! (breaking bad doesn't count...)

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    1. HEHE... I thought I had answered this question, but yes. I watched La Fea Mas Bea, La Reina del Sur, Las Tontas No Van Al Cielo and Senor de los Cielos... I don't watch novelas often, but when they interest me? I watch absolute shit out of them. I attribute 60% of my Spanish today to Leticia Padilla Solis.

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  2. Mezcal, every time I eat the worm I have real bad dreams.

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  3. Welcome to dreams in your native tongue.

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  4. Emily, I enjoy your blog. If you would like to expand your audience reach please let me know. I would to present a proposal to you. My email is zepol61@gmail.com. I am in Juarez daily. Thank you.

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  5. Just found your blog, and I've devoured every post. I think you're incredibly brave, to have made the sacrifices you have . First for a better life for your son, and then for you and your husband. Talk about boiling life down to its essence. And you're a terrific writer, I'll be back!

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  6. Instead of "um" do you say "este" ?
    Are your default cuss words English or Spanish ?
    Te llamas Emilia, Emi o Emily ?

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    1. I say ummm way too much, my default cuss words are in Spanish with the exception of "fuck" and I answer to all of the above :)

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  8. I just found your blog while searching for a positive look at visiting Juarez (which I'm doing next month, to meet my boyfriend's family). I noticed your use of "English" as a non-Amish identifier and wondered if you're of PA-Dutch background, too? :)

    Anyway, great blog. I used to blog a lot myself, but between nursing school and now work, it's fallen to the side these days. I enjoyed reading through yours this morning, and I appreciated your view of the city that I will be visiting soon. Thank you!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy the blog. I am most definitely not of PA Dutch background, just watched a few too many documentaries before writing this. Enjoy your trip!

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  9. Emily, I'm getting worried. Where are you. Please post some more!

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    1. I'm here, alive and kicking. Please don't worry!

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  10. Where is Emily? Nothing since November?

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    1. I'm here. I have... things going on. I'm sorry for my absence.

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  11. I hope she is ok!

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  12. I hope you are ok! Love reading the blog!

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  13. Emily is posting on Facebook

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    1. Thanks for filling people in. I tend to forget that not everyone sees me Facebook and Instagram posts. Didn't mean to worry anyone.

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