Ma has Gone to Frisco
Dreamed late June? 1953 by Jack Kerouac
MA HAS GONE TO FRISCO ahead of me and is staying in some beat hotel like the Cameo again---I'm terrified to rush up and save her, fearing she'll hate the city for it---
I'm in Lowell and am obliged to return to high school on Kirk Street which I do in the pristine sunny October or May morning but I'm late and walk up and down the corridors smiling realizing for the first time that I don't have to go to high school at all because I'm a great writer, in fact 3 years of H S has been enough and I will always say "I didnt even finish high school"---
No, whaling in the Caribean and going to Frisco is more important and I've got to hurry and get to Ma before she gets disappointed out there--I can see her however enjoying the white hills, blue sky---
I posted this dream because finding yourself back in school is a universal dream-theme, but realizing you're done, you can leave, you're a real artist now... that, sadly, is not universal.
Source: page 99 of Book of Dreams by Jack Kerouac, expanded (2001) edition, City Lights Books. Date estimated from sequence. Title: Kerouac always capitalized a dream's first phrase as a working title, even if it didn't fit the dream as a whole.
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