The other day as I drove home from work Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi came on the radio. As I’ve mentioned before, I live in a small town. We only have a handful of FM radio stations. Two are country, one is old rock, one is the Golden Oldies, and two are top 40. I went through my country phase years ago. For the most part I listen to the top 40 stations now. So when Paparazzi played the other day it had been awhile since I last heard it.
“Oh,” I said to myself and instinctively turned up the radio. Not because I particularly like the song but because the memories associated with it make me smile.
It’s not even an actual event that I remember. It was a dream. But one of those distinct dreams that feel more like a movie. A group of us were gathered. I’m not sure where but it was in the countryside somewhere. I can’t remember if I knew anyone in the group or not. Perhaps there were family members with me. We were waiting on the edge of a hill. An air of excitement and anticipation hung in the air. We were waiting for something.
Suddenly, a herd of cows came up over the top of the hill. As you would expect, this made us all very happy. Seriously, who wouldn’t be ecstatic over a herd of cows? I think I even clapped my hands. There might have been a woo-hoo out of me. It was a good moment.
At the end of the herd, my brother rode a horse over the top of the hill. You don’t know my brother so let me say “Huh?” for you. This City Slickers scenario is weird on so many levels I don’t think I can fit it into my blog. Let me just say, my brother is not a classified in the cowboy realm.
Maybe that’s why I whipped out a camera and started taking pictures of him. This truly was a joyous moment. Even though I really don’t know the reason.
He looked at me and started singing the Paparazzi song. I just thought that was hilarious and laughed. This was a perfect moment. The cows were home… I guess. All was right with the world.
It was a perfect moment of contentment.
Actually, it was one weird dream. But every time I hear Paparazzi it makes me smile. Because even though the dream was stranger than all get out, it had a happy ending.