Anyway, I was browsing at in the one upstairs, which was a B.Dalton, and I overheard one of the employees say he was Tom Clancy. Yeah, I know. I said it was crazy! He looked more like Woody Allen as he was scrawny with straight, but thinning brown hair. He wore a red plaid shirt and tan pants and the most notable thing was his big square black glasses. Think Harry Carrey glasses.
At that point, I was with someone, but I can't remember who, but I was all excited that it was Tom Clancy. I've read several of his books, but none in years so why he should pop up in my dream, I have no idea. Well, next thing I know, I'm down in the other bookstore, and I look over, and Tom is working there too! He's everywhere! I gather my courage and ask if he will sign a book for my dad. Tom was very nice and said sure, so I found a paperback by him (it was silver, but I have no idea what book it was) and he signed it to Jim, my dad's name. He put a black sticker over the edge of the cover though, sticking to the edge of the pages, like to keep the cover closed, so I couldn't actually read the inscription.
I mentioned that I had self-published some books, and Tom asked me about them and so I told him about No Good Deed. He said he was going to check it out, and apparently he meant right that moment because he left to go to the other bookstore to find it! At that time, it occurred to me that I should have had him sign a hardcover instead of a paperback, so I found one, and decided that I could give the paperback to either my brother Jim or my brother-in-law, Jim, so that problem was solved.
|What Tom Clancy really looks like.|
|What he looked like in my dream.|
That was pretty much it as
I suppose there could be some deep dark meaning to the dream and it would be fun to find it. I could be thinking that the big name authors are still just regular people or that he didn't laugh at me when I said I was self-published. Or it could have been more about missing those two bookstores and Tom just happened to work there. Anyone an expert at dream analysis? Analyze away!