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Life could be a dream
In my dream this morning, I was an Alan Quartermain-esque* figure, and I was kicking around in my kitchen**. Another young man was there, a sidekick of sorts, who reminded me a little of young Indiana Jones and a little of Craig, the assistant chef to Jeff Smith of Frugal Gourmet fame. Indy-Craig had started some water boiling on the stove and I was fetching eggs*** from the fridge.

I had just opened the carton when were set upon by a ball-peen hammer wielding ruffian wearing dark robes and, of course, a mask. As he swung the hammer down, I knew I had to act quickly, so I held up the open carton of eggs to absorb the blow. When the hammer struck the eggs, the shells cracked but there was no drippy, sticky mess. They had been hard-boiled.

The ruffian hung his head, dejected, and then left.

Indy-Craig looked surprised and said, "You took an awful chance there, sir. Did you know that they were already boiled?"
"Of course, my good boy. I put them there."
"But then, why were we boiling water?"
"That’s simple... to heat them up."

*I admit that I am very much looking forward to the release of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
**As a side note, I’ve noticed that my dream-self lately has appeared as older than me and ripped. I’m hoping it’s a portent of things to come.
***Like any big-budget production, this dream needed product placement. The eggs were from The Country Hen. Thankfully, it is at least an endorsement I can make in good conscience.

Current Mood: great white hunter-ish

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clayrobeson From: clayrobeson Date: July 9th, 2003 08:43 am (UTC) (Link)
That's simple... you just need to be heated up. You're already cooked and ready to go. Just get your ass out of the fridge, boy! :)
komos From: komos Date: July 9th, 2003 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh. We're workin' on that.
transcribe From: transcribe Date: July 9th, 2003 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)

well, you asked. (hi Komos!)

I think it is a dream about your approach to relationships and a mirror for how you see yourself, like most dreams.
Thus, I offer the following:
1) You are good on the fly and excellent under pressure or when threatened. You are self-preserving.
2) You feel much older than you are
3) You wish you had a boyish-ly handsome sidekick for validation and witty banter. (Don't we all?)
4) Relationships are where you are most vulnerable, though the threats are almost always much slighter than you fear.
5) You protect yourself by sacrificing women's feelings first, though you've done enough preventative work to avoid them really getting hurt. Or so you think.

cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: July 9th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)
3) I got that part covered for him. ;)
transcribe From: transcribe Date: July 9th, 2003 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)


Do you do freelance work?
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: July 9th, 2003 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Of course!
komos From: komos Date: July 9th, 2003 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)

How are you with improvised weapons like raw whole fish and full bottles of expensive cognac?
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: July 9th, 2003 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I am master of all things fish and booze.
komos From: komos Date: July 9th, 2003 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you can saute the fish, drink heavily, and use your bottle as a noggin-knocker to beat off rabble without spilling a drop and at the end still say, "I look so good," the job's yours.

...but I'm guessing none of this was ever in question.
komos From: komos Date: July 9th, 2003 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Hi Jill!

That was simply gorgeous.

You've an official invitation to interperet freely and at your discretion. Thanks. ^_^
transcribe From: transcribe Date: July 9th, 2003 10:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hi Jill!

Wow. Thanks. I don't know how on the mark I am, I just happen to spend a lot of time looking at my own dreams. I hope you are well.

p.s. I'm keeping up with the honey!!
komos From: komos Date: July 9th, 2003 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hi Jill!

Parts of what you said were very close to my own thoughts on the dream. Outside of that are interesting possibilities that I'm now mulling over. I like interpretations that make me think, or maybe push me to re-examine.

And I am. Thanks. You too.

Have you been able to try the royal jelly yet? And on another matter, how is your leg?
transcribe From: transcribe Date: July 9th, 2003 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hi Jill!

I can move my leg back and forth, but not right to left. I think it's going to take time, which isn't helping my mood at all, not being able to be active or go running.

No I haven't graduated to royal jelly yet. Have you? I have to finish my current jar of honey first.
komos From: komos Date: July 9th, 2003 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Ugh. Have you been to see a doctor?

If you want, I can send you one of Sifu Wu's topical herbal concoctions that may help. Just drop your addy a couple of posts back and I'll send it off tomorrow. (If not, that's cool too. ^_^)

I've not started with royal jelly or pollen. I kinda got distracted by all of the shiny things. We have busted open our first batch of mead, though. It's tasty, but could probably stand another 6-12 months to mellow. Right now it's gingerific and not terribly subtle.
transcribe From: transcribe Date: July 9th, 2003 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)


Wow! Thanks!

No I haven't been to a doctor. A sporty friend I have said it's my hamstring and it willl heal on its own, but will take a while. It feels better each day, so I think it'll be okay.

The mead sounds fabulous, and fun! Are you working toward concocting your own version of Soma?
komos From: komos Date: July 9th, 2003 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
N/p. Just trying to help.

Right now, the mead is very good for ice cream floats. Any sweetness is heavily masked by the ginger. What I'm shooting for is a brew that frees the heart and lets loose the bard within. It may be a long time coming, but it's incredibly fun to try to get there.
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komos From: komos Date: July 9th, 2003 10:04 am (UTC) (Link)
That's what all my dreams are about. ^_^
skipalways From: skipalways Date: July 9th, 2003 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)

well it's obvious ...

you like hardboiled eggs, but don't like breaking the shells yourself.

oh yeah, i'm helpful, ain't i :D
komos From: komos Date: July 9th, 2003 10:03 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: well it's obvious ...

It's funny, but I actually thought that in the dream. Something to the effect of "Good show, old boy! You've saved me a heap of trouble."
From: skygoodwill Date: July 9th, 2003 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I finally got around to it, so here is something...

A recap:

Was an adventurer/protector "kick"ing around the kitchen (place of nourishment and creativity). Another young man was there, as a side"kick" of sorts, another adventurer/rescuer/helper. (sun/mars or mercury)

Boiling (activiting, energizing) water (will) on the stove (place of culmination, alchemy, transformation; and in the asian philosophy a clean stove keeps a good flow of chi for prosperity and growth).

Fetching eggs (quote:"Clay eggs, for example, found in burials in Russia have been interpreted as emblems of immortality and symbols of resurrection) from the fridge (place of preservation).

Open the carton (containment) when a ball-peen (fully formed) hammer (brute force) wielding ruffian wearing dark robes (covered in darkness) and a mask (disguise) swung his brute force down. Acting quickly, held up opened containment of immortality ie. soul to absorb the blow. The brute force struck the soul, the shells (protective layer) cracked, but there was no drippy, sticky mess (chaos, falling apart). The had been hard-boiled (resolved, tough).

The ruffian hung (noose) his head(will, focus)... dejected (</b>limp) and left (disappeared).

Discussion part: You took an aweful (great) chance there(?), sir. Did you know they were already resolved and tough?
Of course, my good boy. I put them there(?).
But then, why were we activiating our will?
That's simple... to heat (attract or to anger) them up.

Conclusion: Used wisdom from "kick" martial arts training to resolve a conflict with an attacking brute force. Won the day! No mess, only success. A perfectly controlled and planned execution to provoke an attack to disarm the assailant. It is a well-known warrior technique to softly softly pretend there is no one threatening, then wack, down he goes. Congrats!

(there more to tell with the *, **, ***, but I think this is good as is.)

komos From: komos Date: July 9th, 2003 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed, and there is quite a lot here. Thanks. And thanks for the encouragement.

As an aside(?), I saw a couple of guys practicing "Eight Drunken Immortals" forms yesterday in the park. They were fast, beautiful, and utterly confusing to watch. It's simply a brilliant style.
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