Work, life, family

Photo 21.09.17, 14 20 11Ron, last night I dreamed I was in a very fancy subway/hotel complex. I was trying to get to a bookstore or something, but it was so difficult, especially with C. The complex was huge. I ended up climbing out a 5th floor window and sitting
on the window sill. There I met a famous director who was on the roof of the building opposite. I called out to him and we made smalltalk. I told him I would be at the bookshop again later (it was Asian owned, interestingly, and had lots of cheap garments in the back).

And then things really started happening for me. I also ran into an artist who wanted to hire me as his assistant. My job was to apply white paint to canvases and he paid $100/hour.

The director wanted to hire me as well for some interesting work (btw: he claimed to be Leonardo DiCaprio, but I doubt it).

So everything was going really well. Except that I had lost C. somewhere in the process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Replies to “Work, life, family”

  1. ‘High in Valhalla A window stands open; Its sill is in the snow-peaks’. . . OED

    Jo, now on to your: Subway/Hotel Complex/Window Sill dream. . . too much to gather in a VERY coherent way, so I will just start at the beginning!:
    the SUBWAY, which is underground (a traditional dreamland, as in Alice’s Adventures Underground, the original version of Wonderland). . . a fertile ‘soil’* (a variant of ‘sill’, but that is for later) for dream content. . .

    ”The complex was huge”, and you are “trying to
    get to a bookstore” and end up climbing to the 5th Floor. Floor is also STOREY, a variant of STORY. . . the floors of a building are arranged in the pattern of the pages of a book, one atop the next. . .
    ”The complex was huge”: com = with + plex = folds: You are inside the folds of a book itself: your climb a journey through successive pages/floors or storeys/ stories. . . up to the 5th floor:“I ended up climbing out a 5th floor window and sitting on the window sill”. . .

    Why F I V E?? —one of its meanings is ‘That which must be done’. . .
    5 is the numeric value of the letter ‘E’: from Proto- Sinaitic heh, the sound of the breath, the original sound of prayer (the E on its back is a man sitting at prayer, both arms raised to the heavens, appealing for help). . .

    Heh/E is ‘HEY!’— The first cry of the newborn. It is also the sign of a question, of a quest:
    A long or arduous search:“I was trying to get to a bookstore. . . but it was so difficult, especially with C.”

    The 5th Hexagram of the I Ching is ‘Hsu,’ Waiting: ‘Perseverance brings Good Fortune. If you are sincere/You have light and success.’

    Climbing out the window. . .WINDOW:‘opening in a wall. . . to admit light or air, or both, and to afford a view of what is outside or inside.’ (OED). . . One looks through a Window (from the inside to the outside, or vice versa) to someWHERE else, to someTHING else, to someONE else. . .

    And sitting on the Window Sill:
    Still inside an unfolding story (a ‘Sill’ is also ‘The foot or lower part of a title-page’). . . ”And then things really started happening for me.”

    ‘Window Sills hold pieces in place.’ (OED). . . the pieces of a puzzle, as the senses or meanings of a dream must be ‘puzzled out.’ SILL is ‘the threshold of a window, a door, or a gateway’ (OED) and threshold is a sign of passage into new, or unexpected territory (‘parts unknown’). . . ”There I met a famous director who was on the roof of the building opposite.” On the roof—the Roof is also the highest ‘floor’ or ‘stor(e)y’—or the last Page of the book?

    “I called out to him and we made smalltalk.”

    Pieces: SILL is a variant of Sil, or SYL, as in SYLLABLE, from the Greek sullabein: ‘to take, put, or bring together.’ Each syllable is the smallest verbal unit or PART of a word. . . “And we made smalltalk”: Syllable- talk: Silly talk: foolish, but also strange, marvelous, wonderful—(‘sellic, or Selleck’, as I mentioned in your Tom Selleck dream!). . .You talked with a Director: one who assembles all the various Parts of a film or a Theatre-play—who puts the puzzle together. . .The “interesting work” is an offer to take part/to take or play a new part, with different arrangements/different Relationships. . .

    ”So everything was going really well. Except that I had lost C. somewhere in the process.” !!
    Though “lost,” C. is part of the DNA of the process: Sill is also Syl is also Syb, or SIB—as in ‘sibling’: according to the OED: ‘Related by blood, kinship, relationship.’ And C. turns up even in the interaction with the Artist who wants you as his assistant:“ My job was to apply white paint to canvases and he paid $100/hour.”

    WHITE is ‘The player who holds the white pieces in Chess,’ and ‘Of the colour of snow or MILK.’
    As (window) sill is also syll, as in syllable, it is also ‘SILLABUB’:‘A drink or dish made of MILK’ (!!).

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