13 January 2006

The Barn

Dream journey: Someone tipped me off to a chapel with unique murals that was going to be destroyed in the Great Plains. I drove into town and it was explained to me that the town elders had thought the murals to be profane and were going to paint over them. I said I would buy the church (I had the money to do so in this dream, which apparently was saved up from all the sleep I got while recovering from flu symptoms), and someone approached me and said ‘take the barn too, while you’re at it, they’re going to destroy that.’ I entered the barn and it too was filled with the recently deceased artist's paintings.

08 January 2006

The International Bridge

Dream journey: I was crossing the International Bridge by car, someone, I don’t remember who, this was two or three nights ago, sitting in the back seat handed me my mail. It included a package from Anselm Kiefer that came in response to questions I had apparently sent him, with six or seven boxes inside. I opened the big box and it contained a realist trilogy by a novelist name Jose’ Cardenas. I believe that was the name; were it Alejo Carpentier or Ernesto Cardenal it would have changed the dream considerably. I don’t know what was in the other boxes, and was apprehensive about whether they would attract the attention of the officials working the International Bridge.

Yesterday I got my New Jersey Drivers License, after putting it off for a while: maybe that affected my dream. I drove to the van Ruisdael show, the Hong Kong Supermarket, Steve’s Prince of Steaks. If I have any questions for Anselm Kiefer I will post them.