Thursday, September 9, 2004

A very odd dream

I had a very strange dream last night. I was in a dorm or apartment building of some sort, and I was wandering around, lost. I came across various lounges and a café, but I didn't know (and still don't know) what I was looking for. It was very high-tech-looking, but very stylish and not "cold" in a stereotypical-sci-fi kind of way. As I continued wandering, I found a bathroom with a linen closet outside, stocked with towels. For some reason, I picked up a towel and went into the bathroom. The bathroom had a few stalls, and then a large open area with a couch and a several neon lights that had lots of tiny holes in them. In this large open area were several black handles suspended from cables from the ceiling. So, I pulled on one of the handles.

Pulling the handle turned off the white lights in the room and turned on the blue neon lights with holes in them. The room then began to spin rapidly as if I were inside a tube that was being rolled. I could hear what sounded like water falling, like a shower, but there was no water. At some point I figured out that I was in a futuristic shower that cleaned you using air or sonic waves or something that wasn't wet. While I was in the shower, other people came in and also used the shower, some of them sitting down on the couch, and not all of them male. Everyone was fully clothed, though.

So, we sat/stood there talking to each other while the room spun rapidly, somehow taking a shower without getting wet or undressing. As if that weren't weird enough, some of the people in the shower were recurring characters from other dreams that I've had that took place in totally different settings. The characters that I recognized included a sarcastic but funny black girl, a stereotypical sporty frat guy, and a shy guy that I was friends with. None of these people exist in real life, and like all other people in my dreams, they don't have names.

Once the shower ended, the room stopped spinning, and the normal lights came back on. Then, the dream ended. It was one of the most bizarrely interesting dreams I've had in a while, and it was both longer than 15 seconds and didn't take place in Microsoft Outlook, which makes it one of the best dreams I've had in a long time.

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