I had a weird dream this evening. I’m not sure how long it was, but I only remember one part of it, and very clearly.
I dreamt I had just finished using the toilet and got up to inspect my work. Kneeling and peering into the bowl, I saw typical brown stool of average diameter and average consistency. A bit of undigested plant matter. Maybe spinach, maybe kale. But that part I remember so lucidly is the slow movement occurring in the water.
At the far end of the bowl, there was a long tapered, almost translucent body moving sort of back and forth. I knew it was a tapeworm of some kind, and I went to look for the head…but it seemed like it was missing. Only the body was there, maybe torn at the other end. It was maybe 8 to 12 inches long.
And at the near end of the bowl, and more disturbing, was another nearly translucent body. But this was clearly the body of a planaria, maybe 4 to 6 inches long. The movement was very real. The rear end was tapered, the body was like an elongated oval, and the front end came to a triangular point, but had two short stalks. Kind of like a snail.
I was sitting there, in the dream, pondering this, and not liking it. Then I sort of woke up. I haven’t been so sure of what’s been going on in my GI tract the last couple of weeks. Maybe my subconscious has its own suspicions…