16032018

 

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16032018

 

the name of the dream: uncle les on the telly

 

entered a house with an awake-time friend of more than thirty years ago

 

in the living room, there was a woman and two men and a dog with longish dark hair

 

the two men looked too alike to be anything other than father and son

 

as soon as we were in the room i said: "hello, remember me?"

 

the younger of the two men got up from lying on the floor and sat at a table

 

the woman and the man were in lounge chairs and the t.v. was on

 

the woman didn't respond to my question

 

i went on... "i came round and took some photo's of the family a few years ago"

 

hesitantly, the woman leant her head forward in a partial nod

 

she didn't remember me but i was so familiar and friendly with her she knew that she had forgotten something which she shouldn't have forgotten, quite possibly for the first time in her life, and i could she was concentrating on trying to recall the time i was referring to

 

i extended my hand to the dog and it came to me and i began to give it the ever-popular dog-treat of a slow itch-cum-massage behind the ears while the family were looking at each other and me and back to each other with a curious-to-know-who-i-was smile on their faces

 

i looked around the room hoping to see one of the photographs i had taken and jog their memories

 

while looking around the room the t.v. caught my eye and on the screen, my uncle les was being interviewed

 

my uncle looked like he could be another brother or father of the men in the room of the people we were visiting

 

"that was it" i exclaimed to myself

 

when doing the photographs for formal occasions people would often ask me to come to where they lived and take family photos in their home surroundings

 

it was while i was trying to remember the function my uncle had attended and had introduced me to other members of his family that it began to occur to me that i hadn't been to this house before

 

in fact, i'd never met these people before or seen them before until they invited into their home a minute before

 

how could that be ?

 

why had i knocked on their door along a street that had hundreds of doors ?

 

most uncannily, why was the telly showing some film of my uncle who looked like he was a member of the family of the door i knocked ?

 

now it was my turn to become confused and the only things i could think of to say was things that were lies... "i just thought i'd pop in and say hello"... "i would take some photos but i haven't got a camera with me"... and i could hear more lies coming from my mouth as i came out of the sleep

 

notes 1

 

we're into deep analysis here

 

having thought about him a few days before this dream why did the dream-time memory not serve up this dream in the sleep on the day i thought about him ?

 

do we need to consider that the dream-time memory "stacks up" memories and presents them in the much broader context of the inter-undulationary memory ?

 

and if that is the case an examination or appraisal or analysis becomes an extremely complicated process

 

will opt for the possibility that the pan-undulationary memory has so much material to align it orders/presents memories in a different way to our awake-time memories

 

we might have to start thinking that the themes of dreams or the quality of dreams are being "spread out" as evenly as possible within our lifetime or lifetimes for an entire undulation or perhaps they are presented as averages of "packets" of the experiences across millenniums or even across all undulations

 

the coming forty generations will have the opportunity to evaluate the connectivity of the dreams of genetic lines; be prepared for some surprising revelations about ourselves

 

addenda

 

the cause of the dream: thoughts about my uncle a few days before

 

vividness: 3.3/4

 

participant

 

the stand-out part of the dream: uncle L on the telly

 

the significance of the stand-out part of the dream: see notes 1

 

vividness: 3.5

 

location: 3

 

 

utility

 

notes 1

 

addenda

 

the cause of the dream: thoughts about my uncle a few days before

 

vividness: 3.3/4

 

partcipant

 

the stand-out part of the dream: uncle L on the telly

 

the significance of the stand-out part of the dream: see notes 1

 

vividness: 3.5

 

location: 3

 

the quality of the dream: