dream tales #1: where am i?

Snippet from last night’s dream.

Sharon and I were walking along a dirt path in a seemingly garden-like area. It felt very tropical as I saw on my right, multiple coconuts hanging by a string each from the ceiling of a semi glass building. It was a single storey building, and looks like a cafe, in my opinion. It just looks pretty refreshing to see this coconut deco. Wouldn’t it be heavy, I wondered.

As we walked, I was somewhat holding my camera phone in my hand and I focused on the building ahead of me. The ceiling fan was spinning and there is a lovely ornament hanging from the ceiling but I can’t remember what it was. Instead, what captivated my eyes were these two fierce-looking fishes swimming in the air. I had to move my phone to follow their movements though they were mostly going back and forth, meaning their movements were sort of enclosed in a fixed space.  This really felt like something out-of-the-world, something you would only see in movies or videos. How can two fishes be moving so agilely in the air? I looked up to see the fishes with my own eye but I see nothing. I felt very odd and am in  a state of disbelief. I looked down at my camera phone again and there they are, swimming while moving close to each other. My eyes immediately looked up and they disappeared! What trickery is this! I turned and asked Sharon to look but she had more of a trepidation look on her face. I caught her drift as I sensed a huge looming figure at the corner of my eye. It looked like a giant. Oh, this is a strange place!

Without having to say much, we immediately broke into a sprint across the meadows, eager to get out of its sight. We ran as fast as we could, over a stream of water. It felt like a river but the structure looked more like a man-made giant drain. Is this what insects feels like when they cross our drains? I felt a little frightened with the thought of what if I fell but the adrenaline rush kept me going forward. There was a wall at the end somewhere slightly above my height and with perfect timing, I took a great leap and managed to scale the wall and landed right on top, with barely a scratch. Sharon did too, and we kind of paused a while to take a breather. How do we escape next?

There are one or two humans around but they seem oblivious to us. I jumped over to another wall and jumped down. Below it, there seemed to be an opening and without thinking much, motioned Sharon to come over. There is a flight of stairs leading downwards and I instinctively slide down it. The opening is too narrow to walk down. When we finally reached the bottom of the stairs, the opening increased in height and we soon saw normal daylights and people. Busy roads. It looks like we are back to where we belong. I heaved a long sigh of relief. Madness.

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