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caused by the wide grin on a friend's face, after he caught me after a winded chase!

We were high in some landscape, near the cloud forest, having travelled there by bus (much like the bus ride I took on the Central American Hwy in Costa Rica years ago). At one of the stops, my friend, Sophia, was making tortillas (naan?) in a clay pit in the ground, and feeding them to the passengers.
A fellow traveler began singing a Love Syndicate tune, (let's see if I remember which one today- I did! Name that Tune), and before I could say, "Hey, I know the guy who wrote that song!", there was Josh (#2, from Philly), on the bus! Everyone was happy to see him, and he sat next to me and gave me hug after hug.

We finally reached our destination. A mountain ridge, high plateau - Andes? Himalayas? No snow, no cold, but desolate.
There were building blocks the size of cars stacked in all types of configurations, reminiscent of a Salvador Dali painting.

Suddenly the stark landscape became an immense children's playground, surrounded by woods. Josh, Lenny, and I started chasing each other, and when Josh caught me, he had the most satisfied grin on his face, I laughed so hard I was rolling on the ground.....that's when I woke up!

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snaxxx
Jul. 22nd, 2003 09:02 am (UTC)
The tune was Seven Days of This

i cant take this anymore

because i am dying from lack of color

you say that i am color blinded

but i think you have lost your mind this time

your sunshine graced my head today

you have taken me away

and i cant take much more of this

your sunshine graced my head today

and you have taken me away

and i cant take seven days of this

im out oh but im only out of words

im losing oh all my thoughts that go unheard

then you say that im a color blinded

but i think that i am sure

that we have lost your mind this time and...

wasted in you, you can kill with desire

im tempted oh by all the things

that i let pass me by

then you say, that i am color blinded

but i think that i am sure

that you we have lost our minds this time and....

© 1999 . joshua komorowski
ossuarian
Jul. 22nd, 2003 03:01 pm (UTC)
Interpretation
I'm trying to channel elegantelbow, an old Albuquerque friend who's great at dream interpretations. One thing is that the images are all happy. People travelling together and singing, one person feeding other passengers, hugging, playing. Since there's a lot of stuff about everyone in a dream being you, the impression would seem to be that you're feeling integrated, at peace with what you're doing.

Journeying to the mountains seems to imply analytical discovery. Mountains are up high. There's not trees or water, things that imply emotion. It's a place where you have perspective. The giant cubes, nice platonic shapes, also seem to point to things categorized and understood.

And then it turns to all this childhood images of playgrounds and playing tag. These are part of our life when we're first social.

So, from the start, I'd say that there's some decision you've come to after some thought (journey to the elevated region with the blocks) which has led to a social emergence, and I'd say there's a feeling of contentment with the whole process.

This is interpretation for entertainment sake, mind you, closer to tarot cards or horoscopes (and I don't feel any particular kinship with fellow October births) than to an actual, serious observation.
snaxxx
Jul. 22nd, 2003 05:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Interpretation
Well done, and quite fitting! Thanks, 'cause you helped me realize another thing...
I thought that Josh K. was only in my dream because last night I related a story that involved him to some mutual friends. Another gal once said to me, "he's so gorgeous, don't you just want to throw him down and f@#k him?". To which I immediately responded, "NO!", because my friendship with him meant more than that. I have too respect for both him and myself to objectify him. Beauty that radiates from within is far more precious.

J.K. and I have had a couple of deep discussions, and I have to give him some credit for helping to guide me towards being more content with myself. Ultimately, though, only I can find the answers, but it helps to have tutors! His best advice: "Be DECISIVE, and look people in the eyes!"

So I am on my way to see Love Syndicate play at the Saxon 'cause they are in town, but I called and told Josh about the dream - he laughed, too!

ossuarian
Jul. 23rd, 2003 08:12 am (UTC)
A slice of home


The desolate mountains without cold or snow reminds me of the Sandias (except during winter, when there's cold and snow). Did they look anything like this?

I call the Sandias desolate, but they were really pretty. I miss seeing them outside every window.
snaxxx
Jul. 23rd, 2003 11:07 am (UTC)
Re: A slice of home
Very similar! Your pic reminds me of Big Bend. It's amazing that something so desolate and dry can be so beautiful.
One thing that sticks out was the orientation and time of day. In my dreamscape snapshot, I was standing in the left foreground, facing towards the southeast. The ridge stretched out to my right. The sun was just rising, and the sky was painted in brilliant hues of blue, pink, and purple.
snaxxx
Jul. 23rd, 2003 11:14 am (UTC)
Re: A slice of home
Ah HAH! More similar to the photo of Engineer Pass, Colorado here:
http://www.garyregnerphotography.com/sunset.htm

I work with Gary at TCEQ, and I had seen this picture before. Definitely influenced my dream...

ossuarian
Jul. 23rd, 2003 12:21 pm (UTC)
Re: A slice of home
I always love figuring out where stuff in my dreams comes from. Often, I figure out that buildings I'm in are combinations of different houses. I've got an odd, useless talent of being good at making floor plans. I think I could draw one up for every place I've ever lived, which is around 16 houses and apartments by now.

Engineer Pass is pretty. Okay, it's up by Durango. I've always wanted to see that area.
snaxxx
Jul. 23rd, 2003 02:27 pm (UTC)
Re: A slice of home
Same here. The houses in my dreams are heavily influenced by the ones I saw (and imagined) in my youth. My father has been in construction for almost forty years, and was a custom builder for the first twenty of those. Sometimes on Sundays after mass and lunch he would treat us to a tour of houses he was building. I would walk around a skeleton of a house and imagine what it would look like. Crystal and I would climb into the monstrous bathtubs (usually one of the first fixtures to go in, even before the wiring and the sheetrock) and pretend to bathe.

But I digress...there are two recurring houses in my dreams. The earliest one is a vague memory of a house my dad worked on out in the middle nowhere, with a little of the house from Burnt Offerings (Karen Black, 1976). The second is heavily influenced by the Daphne DuMarier and Victoria Holt novels of my prepubescent summer reading frenzies. Lots of glass windows, greenhouses, and willow trees. Yellow and green hues....

Interesting, I have been through Lizard Head Pass (and Albuquerque, for that matter) on my way to Telluride, but never Engineer Pass.
ossuarian
Jul. 23rd, 2003 07:09 pm (UTC)
Telluride
Were you going to the bluegrass festival? I went there when I was young. My brother is a bluegrass singer/guitarist, and we went to the festival I think to see him. I don't remember. I was pretty young.

This brother is going to be the father of twins any minute now.

I have great memories of that place. The first raspberries I had were wild ones I picked there. It's the only place where I've ever fished and cuaght fish.
snaxxx
Jul. 23rd, 2003 08:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Telluride
No, skiing during Christmas break, three years in a row with the UT Longhorn Ski Club.
Incredibly beautiful there. I planned on moving there after graduation, but other things turned out different than I hoped, still good.

I will always remember stepping out of the freezing cold San Miguel River, breathless, but exhilarated. It was after the semester I had aquatic entomology, and I thought it would be exciting to sample what I thought was a pristine river. Turns out there are some old mine tailings upstream, which I thought was just a snow covered hill.
I took the waders Morgan had bought me that Christmas, and some sampling gear I borrowed from my professor's lab. What I neglected to realize was that I would have to thrust my hands into the icy cold water to run the seine net! I did manage to find some cool bugs, though!

That's great that you also have some great memories of Telluride. Not many people I know have been there, it's fairly remote, I guess.
So are you going to be an uncle for the first time? Will you be making a trip out to Tennessee to see them soon?
ossuarian
Jul. 23rd, 2003 08:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Telluride
No, I'm going to be uncle for the (counting fingers once, counting fingers again, this time using chisenbob) thirteen and fourteenth times. I was my father's seventh, my mother's third, both of their last.

It's a big deal that Chris is having a kid though. On his father's side, we're breeding like rabbits, but he has a different mother from me, Mary Jo Henderson. Mary Jo had only one son. Her mother only had two children, and one of them is sterile. Her parents only had one child. So, for four generations back, Chris was looking like the last chance for the Hendersons, and he and Sally were ready to stop trying.

So, it's a cause for celebration, even if my own bloodline barely notices the increase.
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