Ran into an old friend in a dream Friday night. Haven't seen him since my late teens. He is the kind of guy that shows up too often in thoughts and dreams, as if the remembrance of him is a metaphor of some sort. He looked troubled in the dream and not able to gather the fragments of his life between when we lost touch in our teens and Friday night. Old and tired, he spoke a forgotten phrase, a dream words that never copy to the page quite right.
I replied something in the nature of, 'It will be OK', again in dreamspeak, where a single word can expand to near infinity.
He calmed, faded, then disappeared. I woke up to a new feeling that with a bit of sorting, all might be OK.