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Dream From Sorgeto

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A call in the middle of the night. I struggle to rise out of unconsciousness. It is Vittoria, but I can’t quite understand what she is saying.
“Do you miss me?” she says.
“Did I wake you?”
“I’m sorry.”
“It’s all right.”
“So do you miss me?”
“I try not to,” I reply.
“But admit it. You miss me.”
I hear a rushing noise in the background. “Where are you calling from?”
“Sorgeto. The place where the boiling water comes out of the rocks on the shore. I told you about it, remember?”
“Yes. The fumerole.”
“I want to tell you about the dream I had while I was napping just a few minutes ago.”
“Oh, no. Not another dream.”
“Yes. It was verrrrry strange. Do you want to hear it”
“Did I die in it?”
“No! Don’t say that.”
“All right, then. Tell me.”
“I’m in a hospital, in a bright white room after surgery. A blonde woman named Veronica Lake comes into the room.”
“The movie actress?”
“I never heard of any actress by that name. Anyway, Veronica tells me: ‘You must continue The Tradition.’ And it makes me happy.”
“Veronica Lake was a movie actress in the 40s and 50s.”
“She was?”
“Yes. And she told you what?”
“That I must continue The Tradition.”
“Yes. So what do you think it means?”
“Don’t ask me. Only you can know what your dreams mean.”
“Come on. You’re the writer.”
“I’ll have to think about it for a while.”
“All right. Now tell me,” she says. “Do you…”



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A rare aside from the author:

OK, class, any interpretations of Vittoria's dream?




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My romantic mind needs more details. Or perhaps I shall add them myself, thus giving my interpretation, or at least attempting to.

Ok, from what I know, Veronica Lake had a very troubled time of things. She was very demanding and asked a lot of everyone around her. Somewhat like how you describe Vittoria. Though you give Vittoria more of a lovable/human edge. You make her so she is not hate-able by making her somewhat childish in her decisions. I get the impression she has never grown up because of all of those around her. So there might be a correlation there?

But, that aside . . . perhaps when Veronica comes in she is dressed as a witch and is very kind and caring to Vittoria. She comes close to her and sits upon the bed and gently brushes the hair out of her face. Then leaning closer she whispers that she must continue the tradition.

So then, Vittoria is left feeling as if she has someone with her, someone who will not desert her as others have. Or at least that is how she feels, or could feel. Because she appears to be constantly searching for the one who will understand her and make her feel loved unconditionally.

I guess then, perhaps the dream could be considered quite a few things? Including perhaps Vittoria coming to terms and accepting herself for who and what she is ?

I don’t know, I think I’ve started to ramble !

Re: My Rambling Turn. ;)

Not rambling, but loving and sweet and perceptive. Many thanks!

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