Wednesday August 18 2010

DREAM: It’s nighttime. Margot and I are breaking into Alanton Elementary School, my old school from Kindergarten to Second grade. I find a note and a small amount of money left in the foyer for somebody to pick up in the morning. I take it even though I know I’m not supposed to. Walking further in I discover two people sleeping on the floor in front of the music hall. I suspect it to be my old chorus director Ms. Sunderland and maybe her boyfriend or husband. For some reason, I’m alone and Margot isn’t with me at this time. I try to be extra quiet. Walking through the other hallways. There’s a dreary blue color outside the windows. My memories of the layout come back to me as I continue exploring. I find a bedroom fully decked out like a guest room. Margot is with me now and we decide to go to sleep. After a short while I hear Ms. Sunderland and her husband come into the room and call my name quietly, “Robert. Robert. Robert.” The husband, who seems to be dressed like a police officer, tells me we can’t sleep here and we have to leave. I’m frustrated because we just fell asleep like 30 minutes ago. He explains that last time people stayed here they damaged their car. He shows me the courtyard where their red car was parked. I assure him we would do nothing of the sort and that Ms. Sunderland knows me from a long time ago and she can trust me. Sitting down at a very long dinner table eating with a lot of people. The man seems to be warming up to me as we continue to talk and laugh with the others.

A little after 3 p.m. I get out of bed.

Breakfast: Toasted Bagel Plain with Butter and Blackberry Jam. Orange Juice. Zinc, Alfalfa Grain.

Big Lots and Stoney’s Produce. Buying more peaches, a pound of green beans, and a basket of figs.

Prophet Muhammad speaks on figs in the Quran, "If I had to mention a fruit that descended from paradise, I would say this is it because the paradisiacal fruits do not have from these fruits for they prevent hemorrhoids, prevent piles and help gout."

Lunch: Grilled Cheese with Tomato. Salt N Vinegar Chips. Mango Oolong Tea. Peaches and Figs.

Watching some of Outland [1981].

Recording guitar tracks at the storage unit for a few hours.

Stretching and exercising.

Watching Outland [1981].

Dinner: Baked Tilapia. Rice. Steamed Green Beans and Broccoli.

JP makes a surprise visit walking in with his guitar.

Sitting at the card table with him eating dinner and sharing figs. He tells me the story on how he got his guitar and his current songwriting plans. He’s going to try to get on the Drag City label.

Watching Buffalo ’66 [1998] with JP on the couch.

Margot comes over. She comments as I clean the dishes, “Washing dishes eternally!”

She informs me of all the 10 billion guys that tried to hit on her tonight when she was out with her friend.

She refuses to take a bite out of a fig despite my persistence in trying to get her to. I take great pleasure in sharing my sensuous experiences with others, and it’s especially pleasurable when they experience it in the same positive way I felt. Later, after many words, I manage to get her to hold out her hand and accept an unknown object from me: a tiny plastic silver ball. “It’s a gift…it’s a sphere…it symbolizes your trust in me.” This also symbolizes both of our stubbornness.

Eating a bowl of Frosted Shredded Wheat Cereal.

Watching the cat lie on the floor in such a way JP says, “I think that is the cat that inspired the sphinx.”

JP leaves with battle scars from Ambrotious.

Enjoying her warm body all over me.


Asleep by her side around 5:30 a.m.

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