Dream of: 17 January 2006 (2) "Broken Watch"

I was at the house of my father (about 60 years old), whom I had once again starting seeing. He was sitting up in a bed and his wife (my step-mother) was also in the room. When my father told my step-mother to go get something for him, she scurried out of the room. He then turned to me and told me to go get his pills for him.

I stood up and walked into the next room to fetch the pills. I found the pills and also saw a bottle of high blood pressure pills, which I didn't pick up because he hadn't asked for those. I remembered how in the past, my father would often command me to fetch things for him, as if I were his lackey. Even though I had since decided I wasn't going to be his servant anymore, I brought his pills back to him and set them down in front of him. I sat down and said, "I'm not going to do that anymore."

He acted offended and wanted to know why. I told him I simply wasn't going to run around and wait on him anymore. He looked off into the distance. I could tell he was going to make some threat about my inheritance, or try to intimidate me in some other way. He blurted out, "So I never paid for your college?"

I responded, "No."

I did recall that he had helped me some financially when I had been in college, but I had later repaid him. He had never really given me anything. I leaned toward him, looked him in the eye, and asked him if he wanted to know what he had ever given me. He looked at me quizzically. I told him the only things he had ever given me were "an old broken watch and an old broken radio."

What could I do with those, I asked myself. I looked at him and said, "So don't threaten me. Believe me, I can take care of myself." 

He sat there musing. I couldn't tell what he thought. I finally stood up and walked out of the room.

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