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I dreamed I had to take a test…..

Oh no! It's an entry about dreams

Re-laying the track

A dream about train tracks being taken up and re-laid, in a slightly different place, while I'm on the train

A person in the dream asks, somewhat non sequiturially, given the circumstances (but hey, it's a dream!), but what if you're on the last car? And then the response was something like, so long as you're on the train, you'll get to the destination, but the route will change.

Ahh, the tinny sound of dream profundities. And yet, to actually see the track taken up while sitting on the train--visually compelling.

Don't ask for whom the company operates (it is not for you)

A rich and powerful man looks out over a nearby city, at some construction project going on, and says, "I'm thinking of buying that company."

Me, anxious: "This is an economically depressed area with a high poverty rate, so I hope if you do, you find a way to create more jobs, not simply streamline it to eliminate jobs."

Jasmine and burdock

A woman I knew in grad school offers me mood-enhancing pills that are like pastilles: one is raspberry, another is jasmine. We're sharing a room, but she retires under a tent of gauze to sleep, and I don't want to disturb her, though I'm filled with a desire to talk about careers, children, youth, and aging. So I walk outside, where people are admiring a huge burdock plant, remarkably tall, and with even more-giant leaves than usual, growing by a billboard.


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Jul. 8th, 2014 03:51 pm (UTC)
They sound like interesting dreams.

I couldn't imagine a mood-enhancing pill in a dream, since my dreams always have enhanced moods to begin with.
Jul. 8th, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
my dreams always have enhanced moods to begin with

You're lucky, then!

I haven't yet visited my friends list, but I see you have two entries since last I stopped by--looking forward to them.
Jul. 9th, 2014 01:36 am (UTC)
I may or may not have a third one tonight. I'll probably wait until tomorrow or Thursday for that one, though.
Jul. 8th, 2014 04:12 pm (UTC)
Your dream-world is more interesting than most peoples' waking world. Also, your subconscious is socially responsible - kudos. ;)
Jul. 8th, 2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
haha, don't hold me to my dream self! Sometimes she does terrible things….
Jul. 8th, 2014 08:31 pm (UTC)
Better than my dream self, who veers between the mundane and the seriously unhinged. :)
Jul. 8th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
I love to hear about other people's dreams. :)

A couple of those would make awesome stories, you know.
Jul. 8th, 2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
Maybe? I can't see the *plot* of them. But they were vivid and fascinating to be in, in any case.
Jul. 8th, 2014 05:12 pm (UTC)
Burdocks - GRRRRrrrr
They are, possibly, the nastiest plants I have to deal with on the farm. If the seed pods get into a horse's tail or dog's coat, they are a dickens to get out.
Jul. 8th, 2014 08:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Burdocks - GRRRRrrrr
Oh yes, they can be a beast.

But their roots are delicious--I used to cook them all the time in Japan, slivered and with slivered carrots, in a sweet-spicy sauce.
Jul. 8th, 2014 06:13 pm (UTC)
Your dream world seems much more lively than the real world. I wish i had such great dreams.
Jul. 8th, 2014 08:16 pm (UTC)
I don't usually remember them with anything like this clarity. I think it's because I woke up, then slipped back asleep.
Jul. 8th, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
I love posts about dreams. What brought these on, do you think?
Jul. 8th, 2014 08:16 pm (UTC)
This morning, when they were fresh, it was much clearer to me where they came from. The pastilles probably come from the fancy fan teas, with interesting ingredients like jasmine blossoms or cornflowers, the grad student in question is one whom I'd been thinking of… but the trains, the construction work--I am not precisely sure.

One I didn't write about was seeing a whole bunch of people--hippie types, imitating Travelers or Roma, all in a hillside field, flirting with one another while children played with dogs and some folks made music--and everyone in beautiful patched-together garments, all patterned and colored, with lacy and velvet and ribbons and leather stays. Really bucolic. I wasn't part of the scene, but I saw it and felt happy.
Jul. 9th, 2014 03:09 pm (UTC)
Are you sure you were asleep in the dream about the man buying a company?
Jul. 10th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
If I knew such a rich and powerful person, I'd no doubt already be pressing him with my schemes and ideas!
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