430: Every Damn Morning

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Every Damn Morning
There was something about a cup and a sword and a tree and a green hill...
Title text: There was something about a cup and a sword and a tree and a green hill...

[edit] Explanation

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.

[edit] Transcript

[In background, a vivid dream scene is apparent, including mountains, a zeppelin, a city with a mushroom cloud, and some people interacting. 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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Discussion

Reminds me a bit of, The Dark is Rising, the alt text does. Not sure why. 173.245.52.206 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

The "some people interacting" all seem to be Cueball & Megan, doing various things. Wwoods (talk) 18:27, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

This perfectly explains my theory for the origin of Deja vu! You have a dream, but because you don't bother thinking about it when you wake up (The act of thinking about it moves it from your short term memory to your long term memory), it fades away to some inaccessible place in your brain. (It's not deleted. Nothing is ever deleted. It's just archived) Then, you see something in real live which, just for a split second, brings back the memory of your dream. But it disappears as soon as it appeared, before you can register it. This leaves you wondering what it is that feels so familiar.

If you suffer from lots of deja vu, try remembering your dreams first thing in the morning.

Hannodb (talk) 09:19, 10 July 2014 (UTC + 2)
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