Historically, I do not have pleasant dreams. Before I met Indi, I often didn’t remember them; maybe one or two a month. They were always a jumbled mess or a nightmare. When we started sharing the same bed, I started remembering my dreams nightly. Still a mixture of confused/bad dreams, but I remembered them regularly. After we split, I expected to go back to my rare remembrance state of being. So far, that hasn’t happened.
In addition to recalling my dreams every morning, they are getting progressively more wrenching. After Dad passed, I had a series of dreams about him that caused me to awake and re-experience the pain of loss. Lately I’ve been dreaming a lot about Indi and waking up still thinking she would be lying next to me. It’s frustrating and confusing. I miss her a lot, obviously…but it’s been six months. Why do I feel like I’ve regressed to a state where if she called today and asked to move back in, I’d say yes? Is it meant to be? Am I just lonely?
Stupid brain. I feel like I’m never destined to be happy again.
Rhys Martin was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1981. In 2009, he sold everything he owned and left the country, living out of a backpack for ten months. He discovered a passion for photography while traveling throughout Southeast Asia and Europe.
After returning home, he looked at his home town and Oklahoma heritage with fresh eyes. When he began to explore his home state, Rhys turned his attention to historic Route 66. As he became familiar with the iconic highway, he began to truly appreciate Oklahoma’s place along the Mother Road. He has traveled all 2,400 miles of Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles. He has also driven many miles on rural Oklahoma highways to explore the fading Main Streets of our small towns. Rhys has a desire to find and share the unique qualities of the Sooner State with the rest of the world.
Cloudless Lens Photography has been featured in several publications including This Land, Route 66 Magazine, Nimrod Journal, Inbound Asia Magazine, The Oklahoman, and the Tulsa World. In 2018 he published his first book, Lost Restaurants of Tulsa.
Rhys loves to connect with people and share his experiences; ask him about enjoyable day trips from Tulsa, locations along Route 66, and good diners or burger joints along the way.
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