Today I had an epiphany. I was thinking- thinking about the word 'superficial'. I suddenly wondered it the word originated from 'super official'.
Would that mean something labeled as being 'superficial' is actually a symbol of truth and importance?
Would that mean that when a husband calls his wife 'superficial',
that what he is really trying to say is that she could literally not be any more important to him and that she is a very powerful person in his life?
I don't know, and I don't know where this thought came from. Perhaps it entered my head whilst I slept, although I don't remember.
The dream I do remember having was one of these recurring dreams where I'm happily married with two children in a very stereotypical suburban setting.
In the dream I was sat on the couch with my arm around my wife and my two children playing on the carpet. My wife frequently complimented me.
"What a perfect husband and father you are!"
"Haha, it's all thanks to you, ya know! You make me so happy and I can't believe we have built such a perfect life for ourselves!"
"I love you so much!"
"Aw, how sweet! Hey sport!" I said to my son. "Go fetch your old man a V8 from the fridge will ya?"
"Haha, what a perfect son we made, huh?"
"We're so good at raising kids!" She added.
My son returned with a cold can of V8 tomato juice. "There you go, Dad!"
"Oh I would've liked one!" Said my wife. "You're so forgetful but you really make it work for you!"
"Haha, thanks sweety!" I popped the tab and took a long gulp.
My daughter stood up from the carpet and ran over. She put her hands on my knees and jumped up and down.
"Can I have a sip?!"
"Ok, sweety!" I handed her the can when suddenly the dream ended and I was lying in bed with the rising sun hitting my face. Fat tears began rolling down my cheeks.
"Another glimpse of Nirvana- and taken from me so suddenly!" I wailed.