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I shout out for shelter

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Well, it happened. It’s been a while, but I actually had a “dust devil dream.”

Is there much to say about it? Not a whole lot, I suppose. It formed in a city which reminded me of Las Vegas, Nevada.

It was a clear day and the swirling vortex of sand, dirt and debris quickly formed a dust devil there along a hot, asphalt street. My wife told me to grab my clunky camera which works – sometimes. I snapped a few pictures.

I wanted to capture that dust devil but soon it was gone.

There was also a bit in the dream involving Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders and Jim Kerr of Simple Minds. Those two were married in the late 1980’s. Also, the word “shelter” was coming up. Shelter from the storm, perhaps?

And then it clicked this morning when Simple Minds’ 1985 hit “Sanctify Yourself” came on the radio, featuring the key word “shelter.”

Is this the age of the thunder and rage? / Can you feel the ground move round your feet? / If you take one step closer it will lead to another / The crossroads above is where we meet / I shout out for shelter , I need you for something / The whole world’s out they’re all on the street. / Control yourself, ‘Love is all you need.’ Control yourself in your eyes. Sanctify yourself, sanctify … set yourself free.”

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