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    Indoor Gardening

    by , 03-25-2014 at 02:07 PM (832 Views)
    This lucid is from the morning of 3/24/2014. Still going for Task of the Year!

    Color legend: Non-dream Dream Lucid

    Lucid #195: Indoor Gardening

    I’m working in a busy office setting with my friend “Leroy”. The very popular manager of the office has just been fired and everyone’s gathered to hear a speech from some stuffed shirt corporate guy explaining why this was done.

    “Losing a beloved manager is like losing a friend,” says the generic corporate guy.

    Leroy farts loudly. I laugh, then turn to him and say, “I’m not sure how many friends you’ll have if you keep doing that.” He doesn’t seem to realize I’m joking and looks hurt. Now I feel sort of bad. I assume he’s sensitive because we just lost our manager.

    As the corporate guy drones on and on, I start feeling very stressed. I realize that I’m late for an orchestra concert I’m supposed to be performing in. I sneak out of the meeting, looking for the auditorium. I walk down a long, carpeted hallway and find the auditorium doors on my left. When I step inside, I see that it looks more like a movie theater. I get a sense of how odd this all is and
    I’m enormously relieved when I realize that I’m dreaming.

    The scene rapidly begins to fade, so I rub my hands together and run back and forth across the front of the theater. It takes a moment, but after maybe 3 or 4 trips from one end of the theater to the other, the visuals all come back.

    The theater is large but there are only five seats right next to each other. I recognize one of the theatergoers as my friend “SKR”, but hers is the only familiar face. SKR seems to be looking for something under her seat so I decide not to just focus on tasks rather than trying to communicate.

    I start going for Jack and the Beanstalk Task of the Year. I perform a behind-the-back summon of seeds, and my hand comes back with little nuggets attached to long wisps of cotton. I just go ahead like this is good enough and start digging into the floor. The concrete floor scoops easily aside, leaving a nice, shallow hole for the seeds. I stuff them into the dirt, cover it back over, and start looking for my beanstalk to grow.

    The shoots start emerging, but when they get to be about 4-5 inches long, they flop over onto their side on the floor. I tug at them a bit but they just feel like limp, frayed green carpet. I give them a tug and try to imagine them shooting skyward, but I’m not able to get tons of energy behind this thought.

    Now I see Wife walking in through the doors of the theater. There’s a sensation that’s sort of like waking up and
    then I find myself in my in-laws’ house. I “realize” that all of what I just experienced took place inside Unreal Engine 4 and I’ve now returned to the real world.

    Wife gives me a stern look. “Do you have anything you should be telling me?”

    I sheepishly admit that I skipped out on playing in my orchestra concert so that I could have a lucid dream. She gives a serious nod and walks away. I’m glad she’s not too pissed off about this.
    The dream ends...
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    1. Highlander's Avatar
      Congratulations on the lucid CL and the task attempt.

      I just narrowly missed out being lucid this morning when I noticed a dreamsign - oh well!
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    2. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Thanks, Highlander! That's okay -- that dreamsign from this morning was just your dress rehearsal. Tomorrow morning's the main event! LD coming up!
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    3. Highlander's Avatar
      Maybe I should have read your comment at WBTB this morning which would have inspired me.

      I did have some memorable NLD's though! (I think I was close again?)
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    4. NyxCC's Avatar
      This whole dream (ld + nld) is absolutely hilarious. The begining was very funny and I also didn't know you were playing in an orchestra.

      I very much liked this indoor gardening, with scooping pieces of the concrete floor. It kind of makes sense now that the beans would grow into a carpet with such a solid soil.
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    5. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Heh, thanks Nyx! Yeah I have no idea where the orchestra thing came from but it was great for driving the action forward toward the DILD.

      I think you're right... I guess whatever was growing out of what I perceived to be a "concrete floor" got some kind of annoying post-processing that turned it from plant to useless carpet! It's so hard to reverse it when these notions take root in your mind during an LD. I so badly want something to not be a certain way that it ends up being all I think about!
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    6. NyxCC's Avatar
      It's so hard to reverse it when these notions take root in your mind during an LD. I so badly want something to not be a certain way that it ends up being all I think about!
      Lol, yeah, I know exactly what you're talking about!
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    7. fogelbise's Avatar
      Congrats on the lucid CL! Perhaps you played in the orchestra in a past life!
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    8. CanisLucidus's Avatar
      Congrats on the lucid CL! Perhaps you played in the orchestra in a past life!
      Ha ha, thanks! And yes, I actually played in one many, many years ago! But it's been a while and... <checks calendar>... nope, no concert scheduled for tonight, so I'm free to have an LD instead.