June 11th, 2012


A most un-PC dream

I woke this morning from a strange dream in which I was watching a film with a kind of reverse-Scheherazade scenario, in which a young husband was trying to reconcile his bride to her forced marriage by telling her stories. In the end, he told the tale of a sage who passed a gold coin from one hand to the other, declaring "This gift I give from myself to myself, and behold I am one coin the richer!"

At that, her eyes were opened, and she perceived that she was truly loved. "But," she declared, "I mourn my name in you buried."

People talk that way in my dreams sometimes.