Dream Storyboards: Stranded in London (Episode 5)

Pubblished by Umberto Prunotto on Dream journal Dream Research
September 28, 2012

Here’s the fifth and last 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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“It is the princess’s wedding day. I am in a cathedral with a cheering crowd.”

 

“I can see the princess, but only in the background. The queen dominates the scene. I make sure to keep order. I don’t engage. No surprises. There is control.”

 

Now it is time for the wedding, which is being celebrated in a Gothic cathedral with towering vaults. The royal sedan chair advances up the aisle. The crowd is cheering and throws confetti. Nearby, but in the background, the Princess can be seen. The Queen, magnificent and tremendous in her sidereal distance, is in the foreground and waves and smiles as she blesses her subjects. Meanwhile, the man, tense and subdued, is there in his duties as supervisor, to make sure everything proceeds without mishaps or mistakes, without surprises, and order is preserved. An obtuse pain, blind and deaf, pervades him.

[Now it is time for the wedding – a major event in the orderly universe of the Kingdom – it is being celebrated in a Gothic cathedral with towering vaults. The royal sedan chair advances up the aisle. The crowd is cheering and throws confetti. Nearby, but in the background, the Princess can be seen. The Queen is in the foreground and impersonates her role convincingly, that of the expression of dogma and power: she waves and smiles, magnificent and tremendous in her sidereal distance, as she blesses subjects who are totally foreign to her. The man, meanwhile, is stuck in the exercise of his duties, subjugated to the dura lex of the Kingdom and the only role available to him: his task is to make sure, without participating of course, that order is preserved and the established script is respected to the letter, without asking whose order and why. In short, everything must proceed without problems. Surprises are certainly not welcome in the Kingdom, they’re too risky, especially those which are clearly incursions of life itself. What if they got out of control – who would be able to stop them? Like a swollen river breaking its banks, they would sweep everything away, and invade all quarters. It is better, therefore, the apotheosis of ritual and dogma, the annihilation of truth, naturalness, and freedom – a life that is perfectly under control, a life of the dead.]

 

This post is part 5 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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