Icing on the cake (according to WIKI Answers, that phrase is a uniquely English aphorism. The etymology of “icing on the cake” is probably as simple as it appears: something sweeter on top of something already sweet)
Last night, I had the typical, come-to-class and take-the-final and oh-my-god-I’m-not-prepared dream.
Seems though, it was to be a vocabulary test, and I was hopeful that I’d wing it.
Then, change of plans! No test was to be given. YES! Go to the head of the class!
Next thing I know I’m in a room with a multitude of store-bought birthday cakes – the ultimate birthday cake party — some chocolate, mostly vanilla, and I was eating all the icing I could scoop up with my finger. Big gobs. Whole roses. The fluting décor that skirts the bottom of the cake…
The taste, I admit, wasn’t always full flavored. Some was a little stiff, tasteless, a day old. But most wasn’t, and I was eating away, along with another lady – she was taking some of hers home in a plastic container for later.
Then, I tried a glob of chocolate icing, usually not my favorite, and the lady wanted the green leaf. I gave her some, I guess, but not much. YUM. Taste that chocolate!
A dream come true! No final exam AND all the icing I could eat. No holds barred (which, by the way, is a wrestling term, which means “no rules, no restrictions”).
WHAT was that ALL about? Food for thought…
Footnote: My daughter, the social worker, once explained to me that eating the icing first has to do with wanting immediate gratification… Maybe so, but I’m excited about having a dream where I am rewarded for not being prepared. That has to be progress, except that I do have a slight stomach ache this morning.
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That was a funny dream!! I think it means you’re going to be very successful very soon with out having to work so hard for it.
Wow, talk about all the icing on the cake (without the stomach ache!)