THE WHITE KRELKIN
Dreamed 1981/4/21 by Chris Wayan
I dream my friend Kenny's been commissioned to do a stained glass window or a tapestry. But he can't think of a design, so he goes through my old pictures for inspiration. He finds a beautiful, sexy one I don't recall drawing: a white krelkin. Krelkins are dream beings I've met repeatedly: part deer, part grayhound, part horse, but with human intelligence (and then some).
I wake knowing I'll have to draw this, probably several versions.
NOTES AFTER WAKING
As I sketch the dream, I start to see a message in it: it's a self-portrait of my soul. I may seem fragmented, missing my center, but that's not emptiness--it's my tail! My soul has a tail, a shamanic, animal side. My tail hides my core, even from me, but it's there. In fact, I'm quite unified! Just not very human...
And only so long as I deny my tail's existence will I think I'm fragmented.
Must I camouflage myself? Ah. Maybe some spiritual hair-dye will change things.
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