Saturday, 17 March 2012
Another strange dream
I know I have some odd dreams, but the one I had last night was amazing. Given a stupid amount of money to play with I would happily build the place I saw.
I was walking along a clifftop with my family. A wall ran along the edge, blocking part of the view, but we could see an island with a house. There was a causeway and a viaduct leading from the land out to the island.
It was a place that we had seen on TV (in my dream, that is, not on a real TV show) and we wanted to visit. Searching along the wall we found a door that looked like it would lead to the viaduct and causeway, so we went through. Once through we were faced with 2 more doors, so we picked one and headed into a long building that sloped downwards. It was full of carved and polished wooden sculptures that had been made from drift wood.
Leaving the building at beach level we found ourselves walking on grass and surrounded by mist. We later realised that a section of land between the causeway and a jetty had been reclaimed from the sea and grassed over. Walking through the mist we tried to head for the island.
Then, suddenly, the sun burst through the mist revealing the grassy meadow, the cliff and buildings behind us and the island ahead. In the meadow were animals but we could not settle on what they were - they might have been pigs, sheep or chickens!
Whatever the creatures were, this sight was so amazingly moving that we all burst into tears. The feeling that this left in me was so strong that when I later told Mrs RC about it I actually started to cry again when I reached this point!
The mist cleared more and we headed to the house on the island. There we found the 3 slightly crazy guys who lived there and the presenter of the TV show that we had seen this house on.
The show (only in my dream, remember) had told the story about how these guys had tried to extend their island and build a new house for their Irish Wolfhounds. Sadly, the extra land was now slowly sliding into the sea and at high tide the house was knee deep in sea water. The 3 crazy guys were resigned to letting the sea have its way, you can't fight it, but the TV guy was urging them to rebuild!
"You can't give up - this house is still amazing, especially at low tide!"
This was hilarious as this guy is normally one to point out when people are trying daft things. Mrs RC said I was laughing at one point so I guess this was it.
Then it was time to leave, so we returned across the grassy meadow with its pigsheepchickens and entered the "exit" part of the building that was attached to the cliff. Inside we found an amazing collection of statues. Made from polished black stone, these statues were wonderful, appearing as different things according the the angle that they were viewed from. One was an elephant from one angle but an eagle from another. A second statue was a beautiful woman and also a hideous gargoyle. Has this been done? I am sure it has. If not I should get to work!
Then we left the way we came in.
It was a wonderful place. I want to build it, live there, and allow others to visit it.