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Dream Post [Jul. 13th, 2011|10:54 am]
Greetings Fellow Comstoks!
My subconscious often works out things by having some real life person say profound stuff to me - or stuff which seems profound at the time.

Last night I dreamt I was waiting in a barber shop.

Nick Mamatas was there. For some reason his name was the branding for an organization of independent hair cutters* the Mamatas Hair Collective.

Everyone in the place was from Livejournal, but I haven't met most in real life so it was a mostly generic crowd save a few random folks, like Sabotabby.

Nick and Sabs said I look stressed. I replied I was worried about turning into a bitter crank like Will Shetterly.

Nick says, "You cannot avoid getting old then dying, but acting like an asshole is not inevitable. Being afraid of death and unemployment doesn't mean you must become a troll. Just let yourself be scared."

Upon awakening I thought accepting how scary life can be is part of dealing with hard times.

Repressing fear can end up displacing it into thoughts and actions which are neither cathartic nor productive.

Facing fear doesn't fix the problem, but it makes things coherent and somehow less overwhelming.

*Real life note: many stylists are independent contractors who rent or share space in a salon.
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[User Picture]From: nihilistic_kid
2011-07-13 04:06 pm (UTC)
WHY IS THIS LOCKED, I WANT TO LINK TO IIIIIT!
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[User Picture]From: fengi
2011-07-15 05:26 am (UTC)
Damn, now I feel it was kind of prophetic.
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[User Picture]From: kmarkhoover
2011-07-13 04:34 pm (UTC)
You have the courage to face your fear. Not everyone can do that.

If things get real bad come down here. Frankly, the economy in Dallas is pretty damn good. We'll put you up.
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[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2011-07-13 05:24 pm (UTC)
That's kind of an awesome dream.
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[User Picture]From: zurcherart
2011-07-13 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah that dream was awesome.

I had a similar dream three months ago. Well completely different theme and message ... but at one point a woman who was vaguely familiar but whom I don't really know walked up to me and told me exactly what I needed to know, and I think on that often.

Completely off topic. Two years ago you were looking for the Torchwood Radio Plays, Did you already hear there was a new set of them airing this week on BBC Radio 4 ("Lost Files" so same cast as the last set of plays since it's set before Children of the Earth). You can stream the programmes from here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012fbw8

There are three installments airing daily and they started airing Tuesday. Don't dawdle because they are only streamed for seven days from date of first broadcast. :)
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[User Picture]From: foxfirefey
2011-07-14 05:52 am (UTC)
Dude, if my dreams gave me awesome sage advice like that, I would be about 10x better a person.
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[User Picture]From: plasticsturgeon
2011-07-15 03:57 pm (UTC)
Good advice! I'll try to take it.
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