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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-11-22 05:25
Subject: [personal|cancer] Driving my way toward radicalism
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Tags:cancer, cars, dreams, health, personal
Last night I dreamt that a former boss (and still good friend) of mine wanted to hire me for an unusual project. She said I wasn't radical enough, and she asked me in my dream to drive a Mercedes-Benz from Jerusalem to Beijing.

The dream wasn't about the road trip itself, though in real life I'd take that on in a heartbeat, but rather about all the preparation. Which borders could or should I cross? How to outfit the vehicle? Do I have friends in the Middle East or Central Asia I could call upon for help?

It was fascinating, how into the project I was, and a bit melancholy to know even within the dream that it was only a dream.

And so goes cancer. A journey that keeps changing, where I look for borders and boundaries and friends and wonder who to call for help. Likewise, I suspect this is the Antarctica project lurching into view from somewhere deep within me. Still, I'd drive that car from here to there, and take ten thousand photos on the way.

Wouldn't you?
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Clint Harris
User: wendigomountain
Date: 2011-11-22 15:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay, this might sound like I'm missing the point of your dream, but I just wanted to suggest the Ewan McGregor/Charlie Boorman documentary, "Long Way Round" for your viewing pleasure. It's very similar. Especially regarding prep work and borders. Carry on.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2011-11-22 16:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If you ever do that drive, can I come with you, please?
I hate that you're having to go through this. Much, much love.
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mlerules: Safe Travels
User: mlerules
Date: 2011-11-22 16:16 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Safe Travels
Toad Rip!
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Keikaimalu
User: keikaimalu
Date: 2011-11-23 05:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I hope to see your Antarctica project come to fruition, Jay. Love to see all those pictures, and hear all about the journey.

(Okay, "journey" is a loaded word. How about "trip" or "escapade?")
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