This entry and all others from 1996-97 are part of my dream project which extended from August 1996-97. I kept track of my dreams for an entire year by recording them to audiocassette and illustrating what parts I could in composition books. I ended up with over 70 ninety-minute cassettes and four composition books detailing my dreams.
The written transcription is from a much later date than 1996-97 but is almost word-for-word, with some slight corrections and omissions. This typed transcription is not 100% faithful to the original verbal account, as it allows for slight modifications, additions, omissions, and corrections. There are new separations between paragraphs and dreams are separated into different entries at approximately the right places. In addition, segments of dreams MAY be transposed/moved/added to other sections as I see fit. Aside from these modifications, these dreams are detailed exactly as I had them over six years ago.
It's like this dream was a Disney movie but in real life, too. It started out with us--whoever we were--walking along some kind of gravel path alongside this fence. I seemed to be watching this on TV, but was in it, too. Some people were walking toward us, and the fence was on the left. I seemed to be narrating. We had been riding bikes before this, and one of the people walking toward us had taken my bike, so I took his bike; one was a tenspeed, and the other one was something else...it was called eight-something. And so, I was now riding this person's tenspeed because he took my bike. (I have no clue how to ride a tenspeed in real life.) I was thinking of my character Puck Benteen, because this sounded like something he would do, take somebody's bike. When we got off the bikes we switched again; I took my bike back, so he had to ride his bike as I wasn't used to a tenspeed. We were riding these trails through these very thick woods and we were with a group of people. I think Robin Williams was with the group because we were in a movie all of a sudden.
We had come to this certain trail and were going back up it; there were lots of side trails, including one that we couldn't go down because it was very dangerous. We didn't know why; it was just what we heard.
Now suddenly it's like I was racing with somebody--I'm not sure, it might have been Robin Williams--and I might not even have been me. We turned and raced against each other down all these weird trails. I don't know if there was one person with me or two, but somebody went down the dangerous trail. Robin Williams seemed to be illustrating, and he said, "This is the trail we went down before we died" or something like that, which was to indicate that the person who'd gone down it wouldn't have any luck heading down such a dangerous trail.
We turned away from it and went straight down. We kept racing down all these other trails and came to one which turned very sharply to the left. Luckily, I managed to slow down slightly--it's kind of like I was going in slow motion--so I wouldn't go zooming off the trail. We came to another trail which went straight down--I felt like screaming "AAAAHHHH!!", but we weren't screaming. The bikes FLOATED down through the trees! They stopped in the treetops because there were more trees way below us, and Robin Williams and I--if that's who we were--kind of fell off the bikes and down through the trees. I thought, "Oh Lord, this is gonna hurt when we land!"...but right before I hit the ground, I seemed to slow down, then just landed on my feet, like something from a cartoon. *whew*
We found out that we were stuck on either a rise, or in some kind of valley, and we needed help from the other bicyclists. Now I was Robin Williams, and I thought, "How can I get the other people's attention in a way that Robin Williams would?" So...I started singing "The Sound Of Music" opera style!! o_O I sang the first line, then the second, which I wasn't quite sure of...then I couldn't sing anymore because I didn't know the words. ^_^ But a group of people came through the woods and found us.
I had two roles here--the Robin Williams role, and myself. Now I was both of us at the same time, I think, and I was hanging onto this tree that was leaning over a ledge. The group of other bicyclists came up and looked at us. The lead one was kind of like a camp counselor; he looked at me and sort of joked with me, but he was also kind of nervous. I didn't say it outright, but I was thinking, "Well, c'mon, take my hand and pull me off of this tree, because I don't wanna fall!" But he just kept joking with me--he would reach over and pretend he was going to take my hand, then he'd pull back or something like that. >:/ Irritating.
And now...we were walking out of this movie and into a hallway, and the characters were now Michelle T. (an old school friend) and myself. We walked into this room past a guy who had something to do with the movie's soundtrack. I didn't mean to hurt his feelings, but I said, "Well, I didn't really like the soundtrack for this," because it hadn't had much music. I think Michelle said she liked it.
In response I told her about something that had happened in real life when my mom and I went to see Disney's The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. She had said, "I liked the Pocahontas soundtrack better than that!"
To which I had said, "Well, I like The Lion King soundtrack better than Pocahontas!"
Now we were walking down the hallway in the college, like the end of the college building where the computer labs are, upstairs on the side, going out toward the steps and the science buildings where the sun always used to shine through. Michelle stopped off in this side classroom where there was an Asian lady--maybe a teacher--and a girl who was talking with her. The Asian lady asked Michelle if I ever drove people to college or something...Michelle said no, because I was hitching a ride with her. (I can't drive in real life.) The girl who was standing beside the Asian lady rolled her eyes as if to say, "Great. Again"...I think she was looking for someone to drive her to college, and for some reason they didn't bother asking Michelle, they were asking Michelle about me. The Asian lady asked, "Does Rachel (that would be my real name) get to college before you do?"
I don't know why, but Michelle said, "Yeah," even though we would get there at the same time. Michelle walked out of the room but yelled over her shoulder, "Yeah, you Rachels always beat me to the college!" I guess the Asian lady's name was Rachel, too!
I stood in the hallway and waited while she went out to her car to get it started--I don't know why, for some reason I was just supposed to wait there and she'd come around to pick me up. While I stood here I saw her starting up her car--I think it was tan or beige--and another car drove by. It was really ugly--it was blue and white, and it looked like an El Camino without a front!! It was so ugly...it was just all back, no front...yech. I can't think of an uglier car than an El Camino, much less one without a front. >_<
I walked outside and thought, "Well, maybe I better go out there, because Michelle might leave without me." I started looking for her car but I saw her coming toward me instead. I waited until she came up and I got in, and now all of a sudden she was driving a golf cart. ^_^ While we were pulling out of the driveway I was about to tell her, "You know, your car's a lot like a golf cart!" but I didn't say anything; instead I told her about the El Camino or whatever it was. I said it looked like an El Camino that had had its nose chopped off, or something...what I said was very weird, because in dreams you tend to say weird things that wouldn't make any sense in real life, yet they make perfect sense in the context of the dream.
In the earlier part of the dream, the fence made me think of something that would be outside some sort of nuclear reactor; there was gravel all around it, and it was supposed to keep people out. It seemed like while we were at that scene, it was some kind of interview on 60 Minutes or something.
* The "camp counselor" & me in the woods. [left arrow] "counselor." [left arrow] Me. [down arrow] Down!!