Apr. 10th, 2017

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I know that I had three dream cycles last night, but I am only remembering the middle one.

I was in my old back yard, in the swamp. It was like it was back when I was a kid, shady and cool, a canopy of trees, ground steeply descending to the water. I was sitting on some stairs or something that were never there, and I was older. Maybe as old as I am now, maybe not. Not sure. As I sat there, a couple of people that I had gone to High School showed up, with food. We all 3 sat / lay out on the ground, and ate our hamburgers, while I was telling them about this character that I had invented.

The character was a really old living skeleton. He had been around long enough to see humans change from hunter / gatherers into murderer / hoarders. He had always been an average guy in life, and continued right along that trend for thousands of years as a skeleton. The only thing remarkable about him had always been the clarity of his memory, which was truly detailed and deep. He could remember every detail of the meat rotting off of his bones, as well as all the books he had read, and all the experiences of his lengthy time observing the world.

Needless to say, he couldn't get out much, even with a good complicated disguise, it was tough. His early efforts were actually the root of the "Death" imagery that persists in modern culture to this day. He was a wealth of information though, from classic to pop culture. The escalating age of mail order through the internet had served him very well, because he didn't have to ever go out any more. A series of careful investments many years ago had set him up very well, so he never really hurt for anything, and was able to keep his existence a secret.

I don't know where it was all going, really. Not sure if I was writing a book, or making a movie, or what, but I was telling them all about it. As we talked, a tiny bobcat kitten (a bobkitten? is that a word?) came out of the woods, and came right up to me, and climbed in my lap to try to eat some of my hamburger. It was friendly and playful, and showed no fear or hesitation around me at all. Needless to say, it was adorable and I loved it and wanted to keep it. I was debating about if that was a good idea or not, and decided to carry it around to the front of the house. As I rounded the corner, a bunch of new people showed up, and the kitten started to really freak out and try to escape. Since I wasn't looking it capture or imprison it, I let it go and it ran back into the woods.

As the new arrivals swarmed all over (not sure who they were, but they interrupted what was going on, and I withdrew from interacting), I returned to the back yard. I noticed that there was a huge piano in the woods, and went to go look at it. It was an upright style piano, and it was huge, probably 50 feet wide, and 30 feet tall. I walked up to it in amazement. It appeared to be a detailed, fully functional piano. I wanted to get a better look at it, so I flew up to the top of it.

Walking around on the top, I was that behind it, there was a whole huge maze, where the piano just formed one dead end turn, but it went out, as far as I could see, with all the walls the same height. Looking down to the ground on the inside, I saw that it was snowing, and had been for a while. As I watched, a lot of cats, traveling in a group entered into the area. There were probably 30 or 40 of them, easily. All different kinds of house cats. Before I had fully processed seeing a huge unit of cats traveling through a snowy maze, behind a giant piano, where swampland should have been, the cats were suddenly beset by wolves.

They were putting up a good, well coordinated resistance to the wolves, and they had numbers on their side. I was about to fly down and assisted them, when a small voice said "If you participate, you will be choosing a side. If you choose a side in this way, you will be making enemies." I looked, and saw that a small faerie was speaking to me. It said "Come, I will show you."

We flew around to different locations, while the little fae explained. This place was one of endless factions and groups, always shifting in who was aligned with who, and who stood in opposition. I had already seen the Cats, and the Wolves, but there were also tons of others, including the Fae.

We landed in an area that looked sort of like a parlor, or waiting room in a really old timey house. I sort of puttered around trying to get some idea of what was going on. The faerie had wandered off, as they often do. The room had a lot of mirrors in it, and every time my back was turned to one, or I wasn't looking directly at one, I kept seeing them fill up with figures and movement. An old lady came into the room, and was trying to talk to me. She seemed sinister. This went on for a while, but I don't have a bunch of details. The ultimate outcome, was that she was in charge of a faction of creatures called Mirror Imps, and they lived in an alternate dimension, and could manifest in mirrors, and snatch people up. they seemed evil, so I got out of there.

I wandered around to a lot of different places, while remaining somewhat outside of the faction system. There was a group of vampires somewhere, I didn't deal with them, either. Ain't nobody got time for that mess. There was a faction of Doctors which were in a holed up in a hospital type base. There was also a group of Librarians, a group of some people who hunted monsters, several factions of Faeries, and all kinds of other groups. I get the feeling that I only saw a smaller cross section of the over all design.

At some point, I found out that one of my friends (who is basically missing and off the grid IRL) had been here, and this is why she is missing. I started a quest to try to find her. During this, I found out that another friend had also been here and was missing (this guy is not missing IRL at least, he lives happily in California). I was looking all over for them, following clues and infiltrating various factions. I infiltrated the Doctors, and they seemed legit. I infiltrated the Librarians and almost joined them, but then I found some areas in which they seemed secretly sketchy and sinister. I brokered a hostage release situation between a faction of Fae, and some living plant / mushroom guys. I helped an old lady and her grand-daughter get to the Doctors and get some help. They had just arrived in the maze, and were about to fall in with some bad faction or the other.

That may seem like a lot, but there was even more to it than that, only I can't remember it all.

Aside from that, nothing much to report. Still just took it easy and kept my neck supported all weekend. I do feel like I am getting better by small steps though. Got a Dr apt again today (3 this week), so we will see how it goes, and keep working at it.

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