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    cclxxxi. Lady playing on consoles, Automated office building, Scraps

    by , 06-07-2021 at 01:57 PM (193 Views)
    7th June 2021

    Fragment:

    At some version of my current home. Through the office window, I see a flatbed trailer with organ and piano consoles on it. It implies the room is actually at ground floor. I am excited when I see a lady playing on the consoles as I approach the window. I go out of the room and call H to come and see; he comes with me to the room to look but now she's actually in the room, which seems to have expanded in width. I try to get her attention but she's focused on her playing and she's wearing headphones but eventually realises and we say hello to each other and so on. She then talks to H about something, she seems happy or content, smiling at us a lot. There was more to this dream but I cannot recall it now.


    Dream:

    In a city, I'm by a body of water. I enter a skyscraper building located here. It's empty of people but has automated systems in place and is not abandoned. Sliding doors open automatically and I enter a huge ground floor lobby. The building heavily features tinted glass and there's a blood red colour scheme which on some level I really enjoy. There's a sunset, but I don't see it directly, just its effect of light and shadow length. In the lobby, I nervously but excitedly approach a lift entrance, the doors slide open immediately as I get close.

    There's a console in this bit which isn't the actual elevator yet, I use a password "number3" and I'm relieved when it works. Another set of doors, like mall lift doors but sort of like blast doors, slide open and I enter the lift proper now. It quickly takes me up to the top of the building or something, an off-limits area. I exit the lift and enter a sealed room with no windows, some glass sliding doors opening as I walk in, into a second room that really didn't require that separation by the glass doors. The colour scheme remains the same. I know I'm trespassing and fear being caught, but I revel in the fact there's nobody around.

    I use the same password as before at a computer terminal at the end of the room, it's in a sort of alcove and it's a touch-screen which had sort of flipped itself around towards me. The terminal grants me access to lots of things, but I'm not sure what. I return to this dream location through the exact same process later on in the dream, but when I do, I arrive at the building in H's van and am talking to him over the phone.

    I remember another part in-between the two times at the building, in the middle of the city instead. I hear a group of guys talking trash. One guy says he listens to people's life stories of things gone horribly wrong or traumatic events and then he himself manipulates people by copying these stories and pretending they actually happened to him even though they didn't. Eventually, feeling I heard enough, I feel angry and come out around the corner I was listening from. I walk towards where his voice was, but now there's nobody there, even though I remember seeing them just before. I'm still charged with the emotion and don't stop myself from having a go at him verbally, even if he's not there anymore.

    Suddenly I take notice of and become distracted by some buildings that are here in front of me. They're very concrete-like, bare, no windows, like they're half-finished but in the dream I feel they are more half-abandoned. I enter one to my right, it goes further than it looked like it would and feels like I'm sort of walking into an industrial area. I go up a low incline concrete ramp. Here, I see an alien egg and shoot at it with something which makes it burst and then something scurries out but I somehow capture it at a distance using something else. Ahead, there are more eggs and I have a proximity scanner (not unlike in Alien). I shoot these eggs and they all burst in a sequence, again crawling facehugger things come out and I try to capture them all, only just managing to do so. I was concerned that if they got away there would be too many drones (I remember imagining this).


    Scraps:


    Mom, dad and T. I'm getting a drink and talking to dad, in a kitchen that looked like it was part of some hotel rooms I remember us staying in when I was a kid.

    Some other dream involving M/M themes or something.

    A different dream where someone was commenting that my junk was too visible through my clothes, I felt resentment at the comment as I felt it was not in my control.



    Quick Edited Notes:

    - Re-reading the main dream I realised that it's somewhat unlike most of my more recent dreams, which to my memory seem much more emotionally neutral.

    - Alien related theme probably came from recently watching some of that stuff again. The link with concrete doesn't seem clear but the concrete in itself may relate to both emotional states (or lack of) and my own view of my own art at times (unable to depict emotion); Alien has a direct link to Giger for me and therefore to a specific style of surrealist art, too.
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    Updated 06-08-2021 at 01:52 AM by 95293 (added notes)

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    Comments

    1. aussiemusician's Avatar
      is the skyscraper a familiar building to you ?
      or does it mean anything to you ?
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    2. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by aussiemusician
      is the skyscraper a familiar building to you ?
      or does it mean anything to you ?
      In terms of direct experience it's familiar up to a point; for me, I've mostly been in buildings between ten to twenty stories at most, to my memory I've never been in a building much taller than that.

      Personal meanings, sure, lots, some more personal and private, others less...

      Maybe a significant thing I can think of in that regard is that in my earlier years I was probably more interested in buildings, architecture and geology/geography than in people, because a lot of my experiences with people weren't that great. It's not quite the case with people as it is with buildings (and objects in general) in that you can form personal attachments which are unique to you, because your involvement with inanimate matter is one-way only, as there is no perceived conscience from the "side" of the building or rock or whatever, so it's a personal attachment that you fully "own" yourself and by extent of this logic, a building cannot deliberately hurt your feelings on its own. Of course this is a partly naive way of looking at it because a building is still designed and constructed by people and if so desired, a construction like this can still be designed to hurt feelings, make an emotional statement, etc. As I said, I used to be much more interested in these things vs. my interest in people, but I'd say my interests are more balanced now.
    3. aussiemusician's Avatar
      so say for example, you enter a skyscraper that is own by a company, whether you like that company or not, and the skyscraper is one you like, whereas you enter another skyscraper, and it has no appeal to you ...
    4. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by aussiemusician
      so say for example, you enter a skyscraper that is own by a company, whether you like that company or not, and the skyscraper is one you like, whereas you enter another skyscraper, and it has no appeal to you ...
      Hm, could you rephrase this as a question? I'm not sure what you might mean exactly.
    5. aussiemusician's Avatar
      ok, ill try.
      do you have any emotional attachment to the skyscraper?
    6. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by aussiemusician
      ok, ill try.
      do you have any emotional attachment to the skyscraper?
      In this dream? Yes, I do. Thinking about it now it reminds me of office building ideas I've had over the years, architectural ideas I'd like to see realised and that I could use as my own space; it's a wishful thing that will never happen but I think about that sort of thing sometimes.

      If you mean do I have emotional attachment to the general concept of a skyscraper, then also yes. From your example, if I see a skyscraper for a company that I don't especially like, I still enjoy the architecture and I also realise on some level that it's possible that the architecture will stand the test of time while that company in itself might not. So a building like that might end up being a historical building or of artistic/design value regardless of who uses it. The Eiffel tower is a good example of this, as it was very infamous in its time and was put up as temporary structure, a temporary structure that is still there now, a long time later.

      To me there are very few buildings that have little or no appeal. I can't think of any examples right now.
    7. aussiemusician's Avatar
      does that mean you're an architect, or is it a hobby for you ?
    8. DarkestDarkness's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by aussiemusician
      does that mean you're an architect, or is it a hobby for you ?
      I'm not, no. I did have an interest in that career at one point.
    9. aussiemusician's Avatar
      so, what do you do for work ?