After being down and out with bronchitis, I'm slowly getting back into reality. I had lots of time to lay there and think.
My dream (interpretations?):
I used to get really high fevers as a kid and have hallucinations. This time, I had a high fever, but just had a weird dream:
There was this new kind of tick, that had a long body with a large green translucent abdomen. When this tick would burrow into someone's flesh, the abdomen would glow green and pulsate.
My body was covered with these new insects, all burrowed in past their heads. It looked like I was covered in scales there were so many of them, all pulsing and sucking away my life.
I would methodically unscrew them from my skin and cast them aside, but somehow they filled back in as quickly as I could remove them.
At one point I sat down in the passenger's seat of my car and ran my hands through my hair when, to my horror and disgust, I discovered that even my head, under my hair, was layered with the ticks.
The dream was one where it all feels like reality and just when you're about to abandon yourself to the despair of living your life in the horrid circumstance, you wake up and all you can think about (as you lay there in your broken-fever sweat) is how grateful you are that it was just a dream.