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Jonah and the Man-Eating Elevator

Well you've probably heard people speak of Jonah and the whale, right? Well, in actuality, Jonah was not necessarily swallowed by a whale at all, but by a huge fish. The King James Version renders Jonah 1:17, thusly:

"Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights."

Well, a friend, in discussion with me, brought up the topic of Jonah and the big fish. Now humans tend, if trained well, at least, to have the ability to visualize what they hear. So I quickly pictured this in my mind. Then, I forgot about the conversation. Or, rather, part of me forgot the conversation.

That night, I dreamed intensive dreams, much as I always do. I remember many of my dreams, since I'm a light sleeper. The most intense one was my dream I was at a laboratory and wished to move to another floor. So I entered what looked like a rather large service elevator.

I could not find the buttons to press the desired floor number. Instead, it closed up and warned me that I was not standing where I was supposed to stand. Rather, it began to function. It nearly ate me up! Fortunately, I awoke. The big fish had spit me out on shore.

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MegL wrote on August 11, 2022, 1:07 PM

That's some nightmare!

VinceSummers wrote on August 11, 2022, 1:11 PM

It's no wonder I remember my dreams, right? I'm not complaining. After all, I did wake up...

MegL wrote on August 12, 2022, 5:20 AM

LOL, just as well VinceSummers . Some people think dreams are prophetic. I certainly hope that is not in your future. I would not like to get stuck in a person eating elevator. Though that reminds me of a story I wrote one time, with a cave that can "eat" people. Must look that story up.

VinceSummers wrote on August 12, 2022, 9:04 AM

Indeed, you should! Wouldn't it be weird if someone started a "What Did You Dream" website?

MegL wrote on August 12, 2022, 3:45 PM

There probably is a website like that VinceSummers . Dreams get a large following, I think.

VinceSummers wrote on August 12, 2022, 4:17 PM

No doubt. I never do think of something first. For instance, I once had a crazy notion - the lead balloon. Apparently even this crazy idea was unoriginal in me.

MegL wrote on August 13, 2022, 2:37 AM

I certainly never heard of a person-eating elevator before!