Another of those interesting dreams. Very real, except it was an exercise in "what is wrong with this scenario?" Nice ski lodge in summer, full of Japanese tourists. Had full kitchens in the rooms, except I opened the dishwasher and found it full of clean dishes...the same dishes I had loaded into the washer in the condo I stayed at early in July, but now clean instead of dirty. I was driving the Pet Monster, my old pickup again. Interesting in itself, as this car usually shows up in a dream where I have to get the hell out of dodge, and it's there to rescue me, essentially. Except I parked it, and when I came back an hour later, it was surrounded by vegetation, as if it had been parked there for months. At that point, I recognized I was in a dream, and not just in a weird part of the time/space continuum.
But then I went back to the room and chatted with friends, and Jana showed up, and we talked about going down to the bar for drinks. She looked great, and was wearing a purple t-shirt with some sort of chinese circular mandala thing that's naggingly familiar. I told her how important she was to me, and how I wasn't sure what I'd do if she ever was no longer around. And at that point, something nagged at the back of my head, something important I had forgotten, but I couldn't figure out what it was. I woke up shortly thereafter and figured out what it was. She was dead, has been for a few years, now. And I had already had to figure out what to do, with her no longer around.
Okay, this is now an official theme. Death and change and who knows what else. I wonder what all is going on in my subconcious.