At the back of the hill

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Sunday, May 29, 2016


During that stage between full slumber and semi-doze, hours before the alarm went off, I dreamt that I was an ocelot, happily running through thick layers of fallen leaves in the dense forest along California Street near the crest of the hill, delighting a little girl and her mommy.
There is no dense forest cover there when I do not dream.
And I am not now, nor have ever been, an ocelot.

Ocelots are self-aware, and know that they are ocelots.
This is something that is obvious.
It must be so.

No, there is no significance to the dream. It does not mean anything, and there was nothing remarkable about it, aside from the little girl and her mom, the dense glade with a carpet of crunchy leaves, and the shafts of sunlight breaking through the trees on the street-side .
The sidewalk there is not nearly wide enough for that.
And ocelots are not found in these parts.

I just enjoyed running on all fours, that's all.
Lithe and sleek and at great speed.

And yes, it is still far too early to be up right now. Assuredly all decent people are fast asleep, and many of them will be waking up with hangovers in a few hours more.
They celebrated a monumental sports victory last night.
Madrid won the football match.

It's an improvement over yesterday.
When I dreamt of ground meat.
Including horse.
Extra lean.

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  • At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Important Tobacco Question said…

    If you made a cigarette out of pipe-quality tobacco, would it taste like a pipe? If you filled a pipe with cigarette-quality tobacco, would it taste like a cigarette? Can you explain the differences, if any? Thank you so much.

  • At 7:12 PM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    To answer the first question, it would taste like a strange cigarette.
    To answer the second question, it would not taste like a cigarette.
    to answer the third question, different smoking rates, burn rates, and burn conditions.

    It's immaterial in any case.


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