Dream 7 (Jane Austen)

A good friend had been talking for some time about this man she knew who she claimed was wise and knowledgeable. I understood that he had physical limitations, but wasn’t too clear on what they were. I finally had the chance to meet the man. There was something physically wrong with him, like he didn’t have use of his arms and legs. He may have been only a head, but I didn’t want to stare or look too closely and be rude.

He started talking and sagely reciting quotes. I could tell this was what had impressed my friend. See, he read and quoted from Jane Austen novels exclusively. Not only that, but he read only one of her books – I didn’t catch which one – exclusively. Every week of the year he read the same book cover to cover. Almost all his utterances were quotes from this one novel. I wasn’t very impressed.

3 thoughts on “Dream 7 (Jane Austen)

  1. Jim Link

    Hmmmm…..Colette,your dream sounds remotely similar to the ending of Evelyn Waugh’s A Handful of Dust , where the protagonist Tony Last is forced to read repeatedly, endlessly,exclusively Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities to his illiterate captor in a South American Jungle.

    Are your dream and Waugh’s novel both hinting that romance with fatuous English majors is quite risky?

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  2. Tina

    My 1st dream analysis, just for you. (achem) Sounds to me like you’re stressin’ over shit you can’t control, likely related to actual choices someone in your life is making that are freaking you out. Eat some chocolate and comfort yourself with the knowledge that you’re not the boss of the universe. That’s what I do when I’m freakin’ out. ๐Ÿ™‚

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