[DWJ] Dream

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Tue Feb 21 03:34:50 EST 2012


Did you wake up in a cold sweat?




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> From: Gili Bar-Hillel <gbhillel at netvision.net.il>
>To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net> 
>Sent: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 2:12 AM
>Subject: Re: [DWJ] Dream
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>Thanks for sharing, Thomas! I love it when dreams are like that.
>
>I had a dream a while back that was dedicated to Diana Wynne Jones. Don't
>ask me in what sense it was dedicated to her: it came as a given with the
>dream. I posted this on my Facebook page on November 6, 2011:
>
>So here's a dream I had tonight. I was told it was a dream in memory of
>Diana Wynne Jones. ("Told by whom?" asked my husband. "The Dream
>Authority?" I suppose the answer is yes. In any case, it was a given.)
>
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>In my dream, I met the devil. "Today is your lucky day," said the devil,
>"because I am giving you a choice. Moreover, I will go a step further and
>tell you which is the right choice, and which is the wrong - but the
>decision is yours to make. In some time from now, and I can't tell you
>exactly how long or short this time will be, but it's a'comin', there will
>be a flood that will decimate much of this Earth. Now here is your choice.
>I can guarantee that you will spend the time between now and the flood in
>good company, laughing and having the time of your life. This is the wrong
>choice. Or, here is the right choice: you can spend your time between now
>and the flood attempting to warn the world of the upcoming flood. Most
>people will not believe you and you will suffer mockery and loneliness, but
>perhaps you may save a few lives, including your own. The choice is yours:
>how do you decide?"
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>And I woke up.
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>On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 12:28 AM, <sodgers at iinet.net.au> wrote:
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>>
>> Gahhh! Now you'd better write the book (or would it be a fan-fic?)
>> with the interesting stuff put back in!Sally O
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>>  1. Dream (Thomas Thurman)
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>>  A great deal of the dream then involved doing some rather boring
>>  debugging work. I tell you, my dreams have no clue about pacing.
>>
>>  After I'd been working there a few months, the company went the way
>> of
>>  many tech startups and unexpectedly went bankrupt. This was a major
>>  problem for me, because there was no HR department left to send me
>>  back and I hadn't saved enough to get back to 12B on my own dime. I
>>  remember wandering around the town (I didn't recognise it from this
>>  world) trying to work out what to do. Eventually I found myself
>>  standing by the parapet of a bridge and reasoning this way: I could
>>  jump off the bridge and die. If this causes me to return to my
>>  original life in my home world (a la Tacroy, I suppose), then I'm
>> none
>>  the worse. If I die permanently, at least I'm not stuck here any
>> more.
>>
>>  So I jumped, and hit the water, and woke up.
>>
>>  Thomas
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