Dream Storyboards: Stranded in London (Episode 3)

Pubblished by Umberto Prunotto on Dream journal Dream Research
September 11, 2012

Here’s the third episode of one of the “storyboard visualization” experiments that we conducted to extract the perceivedrepresented, and interpreted information from one of our early subject’s dreams (read this earlier blog post to learn more.)

Umberto Prunotto, CEO
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“A force pulls me back into my memory. I’m an adolescent. Who would ever love me?”

“I am real. I am not. I am true, but I exist in the abstract. I belong to the Kingdom.”

“Now I’m back in the present, in a park with two identical hotels. Hybrid children of a castle and a cathedral. I can watch the Princess without contact.”

“I am in the lobby of my hotel. I see a small, almost-hidden door in the corner.”

Then the man finds himself overcome by a violent evocative force that sucks him backwards in time, throws him back into his adolescence, when, though he was head over heels in love, he felt absolutely “unlovable”. The Princess and the man are now lodged in two nearby hotels which are almost identical, constructed with a style of architecture that is a cross between a castle and a Gothic cathedral. The hotels are situated in a giant park, and are almost one in front of the other, so the man can watch the Princess without entering into contact with her. While he is in the lobby of his hotel, he notices a little door in a hidden corner…

[Then the man finds himself overcome by a violent evocative force that sucks him backwards in time, throws him back into his adolescence, when, though he was head over heels in love, he felt absolutely “unlovable”. There was “something” back then which was neither identified nor identifiable and which came between him and love. Something that brought about a frustrating and debilitating feeling, to which he reacted with an ineffective compensatory fiction, enacting behaviors that would make him similar to the stereotypes of the Kingdom. He thus lived and was lacerated by two irreconcilable demands, one natural, which required him to be true and real, and the other abstract, belonging to the Kingdom, with its unnatural laws requiring pretense and unreality. The Princess and the man are now lodged in two hotels which are almost identical, situated in a giant park (the park is in contrast with the forest like culture and nature); their architecture is a cross between a castle (the Kingdom) and a Gothic cathedral (dogma). Here again, the individual forgoes expression of its personality (there is no home) in order to mimetically conform to the Kingdom. The hotels are almost in front of each other, so the man can watch the Princess without entering into contact with her. While he is in the lobby of his hotel, he notices a little door in a hidden corner…]

This post is part 3 of a 5-post series:

Illustrations by Giulia Francesca Massaglia for Dreamboard
Text semiotic structuring by Antonella Palumbo
Translation by Matthew Furfine for Dreamboard

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