Should we normalize nakedness?

Each of us were taking turns giving a speech in front of the class. I didn’t have anything prepared and I was VERY nervous. I’ve never liked public speaking, but to decline the assignment would earn a failing grade. I was running through a few ideas of what I could speak about, what I would say. But I was also weighing the idea of taking the F. That’s how much I don’t like this kind of attention! You should also know this was a dream I had last night. Afterall, I’m 42 years old and haven’t been in a classroom for decades! I don’t know why I have dreams about being in school. Am I the only odd ball, or do you dream about that too, sometimes? 

I should mention that we were all adults at our current age in the classroom. This is important info because it’s about to get a little crazy! So there I was sitting at my little desk, looking at the clock and hoping the class ended before it was my turn to give a speech. A few students had already done their talks then a woman got up to deliver her speech. I was a mess with the nerves, still not knowing what I would do when it was my turn. 

Now we get to the crazy part. The woman who was speaking threw me a curveball by daring me to stand in front of the class and get naked! What!? Even the teacher was interested in this. She went to shut the door so no one passing by in the halls would see what was going on. 

And you know what is even more weird? I wasn’t nervous at all about what I was asked to do. Giving a speech in front of the class? NEVER. But undressing because I was dared to? Sure, why not! Perhaps I’m less comfortable with the English language than I am with body language heyo!

So to sum up, birthday suit, yes, public speaking, no. Good to know. But to be serious for a moment, I am SO glad this was just a dream. It was such a relief to wake up in my home… with clothes on, too. What are some weird dreams you’ve had (and are willing to share)? Comment below!

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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