My Former Classmate MM Becomes A Muslim And Changes His Name

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I fell asleep on the couch and woke up few times without voice recording my dreams, I never did get in bed so I slept on the not so comfortable couch, and so now I can only barely remember part of the end of my last dream.

The end of this dream took place inside the lobby of what was probably a restaurant, and I was babysitting a male toddler who was possibly my nephew CC but I am not sure.

There was a room to our right that had an opening and maybe there was another room like this to our left, and in the middle of the lobby was the line of people waiting their turn to pay and then be seated.

I moved between these areas with the toddler following him, walking with him while holding his hand and sometimes holding him, and playing with him et cetera.

At some point I noticed a man in the line who looked like my former male classmate MM, and so I walked over to the man with the toddler and I greeted him and I asked him if he was MM.

The man made a neutral-negative serious facial expression and he told me that was not his name anymore which caught me by surprise and confused me, that he was Muslim now and that he had changed his name, and after I went to guess his new name after an awkward pause after it seemed that he might end the conversation he told me what his new name was but I can not remember it now.

I said a few more things to him even though he seemed to not want to talk to anyone, like maybe talking about his conversion to Islam and his name change was annoying to him now after having to do it so much, and the conversation quickly ended as he turned away clearly not wanting to talk even though the conversation not over yet.

I then walked away with the toddler still surprised by all of this, and I did not expect something like this from MM.

MM was a very smart student back when we were in school, he was possibly mostly raised by his grandmother in a Christian household, he used to finish his tests faster than anyone else, he got a scholarship to and / or he got accepted into maybe Duke University, he got an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) college scholarship, and after finishing college and AFROTC he was to become a military officer in a certain Air Force so I was curious about how he had ended up converting to Islam and changing his name.

I thought that would be an interesting story to hear, but he clearly did not want to talk it seemed so I did not bother him again.

But I woke up,

-John Jr

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