I was leading a worship service.
I began to talk about prayer.
A man wheeled a vacuum cleaner
into the sanctuary and plugged it in.
Its sound was very intrusive
and my voice could not compete.
So I slowly left the pulpit –
walked in front of some pews –
came to the vacuum cleaner’s plug
and pulled it out of its electrical source.
I turned back to where I had been
and then I woke up.