Empty Days

Saturday, October 16, 2004



Wishful dreaming.

I had probably quite a freudian dream where i found a bike of the same model as the stolen one - some backcountry guy had exhibited it in front of his shack and when i asked if I could take it, he was very willing to give it to me but made a demonstration of the state of the bike: it was all crooked and abused out of shape which is why he was not riding it anymore and neither could i.

The freudian elements are obvious - the fact that the whole positive thing was happening in the countryside (and then proved irrelevant), and the fact that the bike was in such bad shape (disappointment). Not to mention that I actually dreamt of finding my bike again.

I suppose the very vivid portrayal of the bad state of the look-alike bike somehow symbolizes my helplessness in regards to the woes that befall me, and the countryside is that mythical place in my inner lore that never realized its promise.

The unpleasantness of the dream was compensated by involuntary imagination upon waking up - I saw myself catching up with the thief riding my bike, kicking him to the ground and beating the shit out of him - what's more, as i pushed him right into traffic he was also run down by a passing car. Nice!





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