It’s not unusual for me to have vivid dreams and nightmares but last night was one of its kind. I was on the iPad or computer messing around, and seeing a man with deformed hands like flippers, I clicked to get a better view, thinking he had been a Thalidomide baby. But when I did instead I created a creature, and this creature had the head and shoulders and torso of a boy, tiny dwarf legs, many arms, some sort of pendulum or tail, and in addition, reptilian hands/claws that were grooved with tiny sharp teeth like the creature in Alien. It was a terrifying dream and I couldn’t make sense of it until the morning when I realized it was anxiety over my son’s addiction to video games, which has essentially voided my ten-year old slightly autistic son of any desire to do anything else–his only other interest, by the way, is aliens. We took the games away, but it is entirely a nightmare.