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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.
“What?”
“Did I wake you?”
“Yes.”
“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.”
“Stregheria?”
“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…”

Click.

Silence.


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A rare aside from the author:

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

Anyone?

Anyone?

Ferris?



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while all that is true and valid, there's more here.

actress; one who acts a part
but can still point the Way with her words.

Nice white room; good.

Surgery; cutting away unneccessary or harmful things so that change can occur and life can return to health and positives.
Still a painful process however.
Entirely analogous to any of the initiation/adulhood/realisation ceremonies you can think of.

Veronica Lake; 'True' and 'water' (espicially still and deep (land-locked! - so still not quite free to give complete rein to its nature) water.

Coupled with - Vittoria rings you to tell of this dream from a place where the waters burst out of the earth in a most determined and forceful way. Their nature will no longer be contained.

the Tradition? Vittoria is a stregha of the waters.
These are particularly concerned with the care of the emotions.
She has ben re-born (surgery and physical loss)
and can now become strong enough to fulfil her role in the universe; one who helps others through emotional crises

'You're the writer' - you're the one with the words to help her realise, crystallise and recognise her need and her role consciously, in words and thoughts.

Blessed Be
xxxxx

Re: well, yes. And...

Fabulous! I love it! Many thanks for your analysis...

any time;
positive outcomes assured!
;)
blessed be
xxxx

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