430: Every Damn Morning
|Every Damn Morning|
Title text: There was something about a cup and a sword and a tree and a green hill...
Randall successfully captures the way that dreams slip away and dissolve. Often it's hard to try to tell them to someone, and they make no sense, though they seemed so perfectly clear the moment you woke up.
The title text is a reference to C.S. Lewis' novel The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, in which Lucy Pevensie reads a story in a book but afterwards can only remember that it had something to do with "a cup, a sword, a tree, and a green hill." (Presumably this was a retelling either of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe or else of the Crucifixion narrative.) Just as Lucy could only remember vague details about the story afterward, so Cueball cannot remember more than vague details about his dream when trying to tell it to Megan.
An effort to remember dreams was made in 269: TCMP.
- [In background, a vivid dream scene is apparent, including mountains, a city with a mushroom cloud, a zeppelin where one person has knocked another off, another person climbing on or off the blimp on a rope, another blimp anchoring to a city in the background, one Cueball and Megan holding hands, one Cueball looking at the person on the rope, one Cueball and Megan sword fighting over a cup of spilled liquid, another set looking at a laptop, another set hugging, another set sliding down a separate rope from the blimp and a last set falling. In the far right there is a third blimp flying over a mountain range. All in all, this seems very much like an apocalypse and not something one would forget easily. In the inset, Cueball awakens, very surprised.]
- Cueball: !!!
- [Dream's edges are fading, mountains, city and zeppelin less clear. In the inset, Cueball is seen running down stairs.]
- [Zeppelin, city, and mountains are very hazy and unclear. The people can still be seen. In the inset, Cueball gets attention of Megan, sitting at breakfast table.]
- [Dream has completely faded, only the outlines of three people can still be seen. In the inset, Cueball looks confused.]
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