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Jay Lake
Date: 2010-08-25 05:23
Subject: [personal] Random dream notes of late
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  • With calendula_witch in my Dad's Camry, driving completely offroad through a very hilly park. She's behind the wheel, and making some terrifying choices. After speeding through a terribly steep meadow and nearly crashing through the woods into a river, we wind up spending the night at a ranger station. The next morning as I am talking to the rangers one of them picks up a pendant I have dropped. The pendant belongs to Will Smith. I was carrying it in secret. I panic at its loss.

  • I'm in Chicago. I'm walking around downtown during the business day. Lake Michigan keeps sending tendrils of dirty-green water after me. This causes localized flooding. Somehow I escape the littoral assault. I wind up in a Hyatt/Marriott/Hilton type hotel room. On the television there is a movie, made in a very grainy, art Super 8 style, recapping my day's adventures. The part of me is being played by one of those 1970's Fisher-Price people toys which is essentially a short wooden dowel topped with a round plastic head. In the film my body is dark blue, and I sport a dashing mustachio and a little plastic ascot. Again, the fingers of the lake do not get me.

Anxiety much? And people ask where I get my ideas from...

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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2010-08-25 13:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think the first dream is ultimately a good one, despite the anxiety, because it shows that you've got a strong subconscious network of "rangers" taking care of you.
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Mary Dell
User: marydell
Date: 2010-08-25 13:57 (UTC)
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Maybe you're the Little People Engineer (picture here) in the second dream?

The second one sounds better than the first one, but they both sound pretty anxiety-laden. Hope you get some good rest in between dreams...
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User: ruralwriter
Date: 2010-08-25 23:45 (UTC)
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I had a dream last night about reading the latest Jay Lake book - except it's not one you've written yet (well, to my knowledge). It was very non-linear like Ursula Le Guin's Always Coming Home with very short chapters and sections, seemingly unrelated; the paperback had some very interesting ink interior illustrations--the art sort of reminded me of Islamic art.

Working on such a book? :-)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2010-08-26 00:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sounds cool, actually.
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