And then, I dreamed that my sister Lizzy, the one who's getting married, got a large floral tattoo, stretching from her collarbone to a few inches below her shoulder. I was slightly shocked, and asked her what had made her think of getting the tattoo. She told me that she'd long planned on getting a full sleeve and figured that there was no time like the present for getting started.
I bit back any concerns about the combination of her career goal of being a teacher in Asia with the fact of a full sleeve of tattoos, and remained cautiously congratulatory. It's not everyday your sister gets a giant tattoo.
And then. I ran into Angel. And it just so happened...that he's gotten a giant floral tattoo, stretching from his collarbone to a few inches below his shoulder...and it matched Lizzy's exactly. My response to him was not nearly so cautious or congratulatory. I couldn't understand 1) why he got a huge tattoo without even mentioning it to me first, 2) why it was a tattoo of flowers? He's not the floral type. and 3) Why it matched Lizzy's? Couple tattoos are risky enough, as far as I'm concerned, BIL/SIL tattoos are a little further outside the box.
So, that's the dream. The interesting coincidence is--a few hours after I woke up from that dream, my sister Anna (not Lizzy!) texted me a photo of her with a pixie cut. Let's look at a comparison of the Anna I knew and the Anna of the pixie cut to emphasize that this is basically as dramatic a change in appearance as a shoulder tattoo.
The Anna I knew
The Anna of the Pixie Cut
Obviously, I had to call her on Skype to see the 360* of the cut, ask her why didn't she think of this when I was around to do it, and ask if it was a blond who did her eyebrows...they're looking a lot better in these pictures, but the original stylist must have been going for an "Amy Poehler" look (??? Stylist, what were you thinking?) instead of the "Lily Collins" look, which would have made a lot more sense on Anna.
And then, as Rebekah and MaryGrace and I crowded around the computer, I jokingly mentioned that her cut was now about the same length as Angel's, particularly as he was overdue for his regular cut at the moment.
Later, I noticed the interesting fact that my dream seemed almost intuitively related to an event I didn't yet know had occurred at the time--one of my sisters made a major cosmetic change, and somehow Angel was connected. This cracked me up. On the whole, I think most dreams have no connection with reality whatsoever, but I found this a pretty funny coincidence---just goes to show these kids are never far from big sister's mind.
Have you ever cut off 12"+ of hair at once? I haven't--even though I've had pixies before, my hair never actually gets long in between times, my max is around shoulder length or slightly longer.