mon 21 apr 2008 06:58:42 witte de withstraat
"a perfect new york outcome"
just woke from dream -- i was visiting, hanging out with my dad (parents?). my dad told (my mom?) that somebody at his old workplace had insulted stevie. i think the other person there was mom. they were both younger than i am now. the story was that while we were filming there, someone at dad's office had hassled one of my crew, but dad called them something else, technical something. anyway we were laughing about it. in the dream, my dad had worked at some major magazine based in a tall building in 1960s manhattan. dad had a crew cut. i remembered panels of light, clean postwar interior architecture ... someone said something about "well i guess they got theirs, yeah they're out of business now! aren't they?" and dad laughed real hard, but said that the sold-off division still existed, just (bernie) and (al) are still there. and i said something like "that's like a perfect new york outcome, that's straight outa 1965!" but somehow my stylistic/historical reference didn't mean anything to them, maybe because the dream was actually *happening* in 1965 -- only with me as a grownup. then i started thinking: i wonder if these guys dad used to work with remember the time he died, and that whole business of him coming back to life. anyway we had a good laugh.
sometimes i dream things that crack me up, but then they're not funny when i'm awake. earlier last night i dreamed i told someone "you caught me just in time, i was about to try the sweet-and-sour tapioca!" i woke up laughing out loud, like huh, what the hell was that? then the phone rang.
meanwhile i finished my first composite for project hnvs.