To Catch a Dream of Flying

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This is the night sky from my bal­cony.

Some­times I dream of fly­ing. I’ve had that dream since I was eight. Not every night, but often it comes to me when I’m least pre­pared. I have oth­er dreams as well, but this is the most real and bewil­der­ing. When it comes it grabs a hold of me so tight that I sleep for hours and it does not let go until it’s tak­en me more places than my brain can han­dle. And then I wake up.

Last time I had the dream was a few weeks ago. Immediately upon wak­ing up, I jot­ted down some notes and key­words along with the date and time, then prompt­ly fell back into a dream­less sleep. When I awoke, not only had I for­got­ten the dream, but also the fact that I had tak­en the notes.

Tonight, com­plete­ly by acci­dent I found them again, but now I can’t make any sense of them. I know the dream will come again soon. And when it does, I’ll be pre­pared.

Date: Monday, July 19, 2010 4:48:27 AM GMT+03:00

Important: Yes

Symbols: Bed, Europe, Flying, Model, Piazza

Dream of Flying

  • The Spanish (?) fam­i­ly I stayed with
  • Mom and Dad and the pho­to
  • The square (M some­thing)
  • The geog­ra­phy
  • Discovering flight and deal­ing with ceil­ings
  • The obsessed col­lec­tor
  • The hos­tel
  • Guy on the stairs say­ing you can’t go back into the room with women
  • Carrying lots of stuff
  • The mod­el
  • The hair salon with lay­ered bunk beds
  • Kissing her
  • The girls tug­ging at my legs and the guys dis­cussing the case of the bird
  • The sun­flower and mean Indians
  • Chasing after the dog for the sun­flower
  • The police and being shot
  • Illegal immi­grant and home­less camp
  • Immigration guy check­ing on me then dis­cussing film school
  • The small TV there
  • Mother find­ing me there
  • The oth­er who becomes a bird
  • In the square teas­ing teens then the guy tak­ing one of them and trans­form­ing them to an old lady, kid, and dog on the rooftop
  • Trains and taxis and oth­er ser­vices like Uber, although for prob­lems with this, using a New York Uber Attorney is per­fect for this. 
  • Escaping through the toi­let win­dow twice and the girl I did it with the sec­ond time
  • Learn Japanese books and the family’s offer to hide them for me
  • Death sen­tence

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