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Marilee J. Layman

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04:16 pm: Leghold, Crash, and Dream
Ever since Shiva came to live with us Thanksgiving 2001, he and Giorgio have had a touchy relationship while I take meds in the morning. It frequently ends with Shiva slapping at Giorgio to make him back off and stop trying to headbutt. Well, this morning, Shiva grabbed Giorgio with both front paws around my leg! I said "Hey!" and he backed off, but for a minute, I thought the leg might get slapped, too.

I was coming home from the Giant and couldn't turn onto the road our development is off because a motorcycle officer was blocking it. I went around the long way to come in the other end and right after our street came off, there's a hill. There was a Fedex truck in the right lane at the top of the hill and many many flashing lights just past it. I bet someone just went around the truck and ran head-on into someone who was in the proper lane. I've seen some close calls. There's a construction company at the top of the hill and they frequently have big delivery trucks that sit in the right lane for a while.

Last night I dreamed that I was raising a batch of really big butterflies. I charged admission to see them, and when they died, they became like metal and I could make them into walls and glass and doors and so forth and make another house for people to live in. Every generation brought another house.

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From:the_changeling
Date:November 14th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
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Wow, love the butterflies. You really are working on continuity of self through the generations, aren't you? :-)

Morgan
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 14th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
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I dunno, I just have dreams. They do tend to have real stories and color and soundtracks, too. Sometimes they're obviously my backbrain telling me something, but sometimes they just seem like stories.
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From:the_changeling
Date:November 14th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
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Well, just about all the ones recently, have been about knowledge and understanding you have, carrying on after you.

You've also been talking about family. :-)

Morgan
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 14th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
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Not traditional family. Those are nightmares.
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From:the_changeling
Date:November 14th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
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I meant having your brother round with his kids... they were in your house and your were writing about them, and also having dreams of continuing your own knowledge and wisdom even thought you don't actually have kids yourself.

*hug* for the nightmares

Morgan
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 14th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
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I see them every couple of years and we don't talk about some things.
From:writingortyping
Date:November 14th, 2006 12:16 am (UTC)
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You are probably the only person I have ever met whose dreams are consistently interesting. (In my experience, individual dreams are generally only interesting to the dreamer. Although I have always found patterns in dreaming kind of interesting).
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 14th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC)
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I think my brain got used to theatre when I was young.
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From:the_changeling
Date:November 14th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
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Most people I know are interesting dreamers. Although it is a skill to learn, remembering your dreams enough to spot the patterns.

I can now, after years of work, lucid dream. So I can sit in a dream and think "Oh, I get it, this is a dream."

I also have repeat dreams - dream scapes or narratives that I've redreamed my entire life. I get a thrill when one of those pops up.

Also, I can dream sexual encounters so vividly, it's the power of the orgasm that wakes me up. Wish those one were more under my control! :-)

Morgan
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From:kip_w
Date:November 14th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
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Where were you living in this dream? In a gadda da vida?
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From:mjlayman
Date:November 14th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC)
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LOL I didn't even think of that! No, in the first/second/third/maybe eighth buildings all added one to the other for the butterflies. It took me that long to get a good environment for all of us so I could start making the dead butterflies into houses for other people.
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