Thursday, December 29, 2005

I dream a lot. If they're forgettable, I have no recall in the morning. If they're worth remembering, I do. Last night's was pretty memorable, and really pretty closed to attempts at interpretation:

My organisation hired a staff meterologist (our business is mental health services, so I have no thoughts as to why they'd hire a staff meteorologist. Odder things have shown up in admin overhead, though, I'm sure.) so I decided to be nice and stop by to introduce myself. Was pretty surprised to see Wallace Shawn in the new guy's office.

I sat down in a spare seat and he mentioned something about Simone Signoret. This immediately launched a discussion into A Room at the Top, a grim film that is beautiful in its brutal depiction of love vs ambition in post war England.

Someone wandered by the office, and immediately we hushed up. My new colleague stood up to point to some herringbone clouds out the window (even corporate meteorologists have to 'look busy,' I guess). I woke up.


Yogo said...

I'm no expert, but I think there's something religious in there.

Be said...

Religious. How so? Is it the movie choice or the sorts of clouds we were observing?

The only way I can connect things is a.) saw "What's Up Doc" over the weekend (Wallace Shawn's in it) and b.) saw some herringbone and mackerel scales outside last week. Both were pretty impressive.

Nick said...


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Be said...

Or wander?
Or look busy?