I had a dream the other night that I walked out of the house I grew up in and just outside the door was the Zen teacher I saw for 6 or 7 years. He brought a crowd of people with him from Latin America and they smiled at me because they thought I could speak Spanish (and understand them I guess).
But I frantically tried to warn them that I only understood a little. I said
Lo siento, pero hablamos solamente palabras simplice
I was trying to say I only spoke in simple words, except I was horribly tongue tied and struggled to say palabras and it was like my tongue wouldn't work right. And of course in my dream I know simiplice is Italian for simple (or should it have been simplici?) and I was frustrated because I couldn't remember the Spanish word for “simple” but kept saying the Italian word. Which is all more strange since the English and Spanish words are basically the same thing...simple = simple
AND I don't know why I used hablamos (we speak) rather than hablo (I speak)
But the crowd of people with the Zen teacher in the foreground just smiled at me pleasantly and didn't say anything.
So I couldn't say words and could not remember anything simple