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Dreamed 2018/10/30 by Wayan
I'm in the general store of a small inland town. Ranch land. People mostly look Native American; a reservation? Where AM I? Don't know the local language--the few signs in it look like Lakota, maybe. Sure not Navaho or Hopi. And the land's too sagebrushy. I think I'm farther east--the High Plains.
On a rack, I find some odd postcards by a local artist. Trains blended with landscape. Like...
A marsh and dry grassland as night falls, but the dark is physical, a cutout silhouette--the black Boxcar of Night, rolling along the Horizon Line, with its great dark dream-eye staring at the big picture invisible to the day eye.
The next card shows Fossil Train, winding through a scrub plain with a few mesas. Except it's not rolling. Can't. It's stone! A snaky micromesa shaped like a steam train, with little talus slopes to the stony railless trackbed. If you're on THAT train, you need to crawl out a window. Going nowhere!
I think "If only these were dreams, they'd be good candidates for the World Dream Bank. Not just vivid images, but vivid meanings."
But the cardbacks don't say whether the artist dreamed 'em. Too bad! They don't qualify.
And then I wake.
NOTES IN THE MORNING
Silly me. They are dreams. They do qualify.
- ACTION: Draw and post 'em to the World Dream Bank. They asked to be in! Which is curious. My conscious wasn't lucid, didn't know it was a dream; but the dream itself, the artist, knew very well, and quite reasonably submitted them to the editor of the World Dream Bank! This conscious notion that the unconscious is unconscious, when the unconscious is conscious, demonstrates just how severely the conscious is unconscious. Well, maybe your dreams are stupid and your conscious is the smartypants. But not mine. And I have my doubts about you.
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