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This morning I awoke from a dream of walking through a tangled tropical jungle. Even the air seemed lush, each breath impregnated with green. I'd come upon the ruins of a once great estate, there in the middle of the wilderness. To my left was a clearing in the trees where once an enormous house had stood, and on my right was a sort of mall or promenade, stretching away for hundreds of yards. Once, it had been a beautiful garden, but was now being rapidly reclaimed by the jungle. There was the ruin of a fountain and there were crumbling walls and underfoot was a vast, shattered mosaic of small, variegated ceramic tiles. Immense vines clung to everything. The whole scene was one part Charles Foster Kane's Xanadu, one part Skull Island, simultaneously beautiful, terrible, and tragic.

At least I slept last night, probably more than six hours. It's cloudy here today. It was unseasonably warm yesterday, with a high near 70˚F. I was able to keep my office window open well into the night.

I didn't write yesterday.

TTFN,
Aunt Beast

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everville340
Nov. 3rd, 2016 06:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the photos of Hallowe'en, and the glimpse into Death's Little Sister. May the open office window dispel the ache and the election madness. But not the yawning cats. Those are awesome.
martianmooncrab
Nov. 3rd, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
the ruins of a once great estate

I have been watching a series about Finding Hitler, if he escaped to Argentina, and they have shown this estate ... not quite that overgrown...
Kiki Lang
Nov. 3rd, 2016 08:52 pm (UTC)
You're so far away from home.
Great dream. All I ever dream about is being in Hell, or the end of the world. Oh cool, I'm going to live it in a few months.
sovay
Nov. 4th, 2016 01:58 am (UTC)
The whole scene was one part Charles Foster Kane's Xanadu, one part Skull Island, simultaneously beautiful, terrible, and tragic.

I'd take it over any of my nightmares lately.
papersteven
Nov. 4th, 2016 03:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing that incredible dream. One day I'd love a chapbook full of these brief descriptions of fantastic dreams.
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