Sunday, May 20, 2007

20th May 2007, a hot summer afternoon

I struggled to stay awake but sleep won. When I woke up in frustration and sweat I could only recall a few glimpses of my dream.

"I saw that there is a place isolated from any civilized place and is quite far off. I saw a truck coming up a dusty road, between a huge wall(a hill) and a great depression of earth. It moved slowly and I saw it stop in front of some cave like entrance on the road. People... actually they either didn't look like humans or perhaps wore something special, came out of the truck and started unloading stuffs. A man also got out of the truck. He looked like the boss. Suddenly I saw another man sneaking out of the truck, some stuff on his shoulder and trying to move towards the entrance. As he left the shadow of the truck, he was hit by an arrow coming out of nowhere. He fell along with the stuff he was carrying. Then I realized something strange. The ones working for that boss were not hurt since either they were not humans or they took precautions and the big boss was not hurt since maybe the program shooting arrows was programmed not to harm him.
We had to break this system and sneak in, I decided.
Next moment I saw myself with two/three of my friends coming out of the truck. We moved cautiously, and tried not to make any noise or disturbance. Breeze started blowing all of a sudden and the cloth on one of my friends was lifted and her hand was exposed outside. I heard an arrow coming at us and hurriedly took her hand inside the cloth. That cloth made us invisible, so the machine shooting arrows didn't come to know about us! :D
When I entered the place, it looked like a giant research lab with rooms filled with equipments, scientists, students doing research, discussions etc. We decided to split, since we had already entered the place and fooled the security system. I started climbing the flight of stairs going upwards. It was silence all around, not a noise, except for my breath. I couldn't help noticing a giant machine kept at a corner of a huge round space in between surrounded by flight of stairs all around. I saw a scientist taking a class and his students listening intently. The door was left agar and so I quickly crossed the door and hurried upstairs but none of the noise I made seemed to bother them. As I climbed higher and higher, the climb got more difficult. At one point it looked impossible and failing to climb would have meant falling a few 100 meters downwards leading to instant death. I wanted to climb but due to fear, left it. I started walking down the stairs when I saw my batch mates moving and looking around and that giant machine was not there, that round space in the center of this big giant place was not there.
The place had changed. How?
The same big boss asked us to gather around him so that he could guide us about this place of his. The big boss wasn't an old man. He looked like he was in his mid-forties and talked quite nicely. I somehow started liking him. But what about the plan me and my friends had made? I couldn't find my other friends!
We stayed there for a few days, and though I only saw a few of my batch mates, I remember eating in a place that looked like "Yuktahaar mess" of IIIT-Hyderabad and the place where I slept on the ground looked very much like "NBH mess" of IIIT-Hyderabad.
At another instance, I was stopped at a place by a lady and asked to select a ladies' dress. I was taken aback! I said I don't need it. She said it'd be good if you buy one for your wife. I laughed and said that I was still single. She said then maybe for my future wife. I felt disgusted and left.
The place had transformed a lot or was it my mind that was playing games?
I helped in things like food and other household stuff. One day I got upset and decided to go on with completing the task I had in my mind. I had to do it alone and I had lost all my friends. I again started climbing the flight of stairs to reach the top. This time I climbed faster, but after sometime, I saw some of my batch mates coming behind me. First I thought that this would be a disturbance then, realized that it could be a great help!
Finally I got stuck in a place, since the next flight of stairs was missing and was folded and kept on the next flight of stairs. I felt disgusted. Aakash came to help and we tried to get it but couldn't. Finally Vivek came and told that if he was me, he wouldn't be wasting time on that. Aakash added that it was pointless getting that missing part. It was impossible to get it.
As we walked down, Vivek showed us his new i-phone and talked about its' features and how it worked. It was good to hear that.
Meanwhile my other batch mates had started exploring the place and now I was sure, someone would solve the problem of missing link in the long flight of steps."

I am sure I've missed a lot of details in this dream also, but it's always hard to recall what one has seen after one wakes up! I hope you understand! :D

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

15th May 2007, Afternoon

I saw this dream after watching 22nd episode of Heroes. Heroes was AWESOME!!

I was somewhere in some island and there was a party or something. People were drinking and having a nice time. I was on vacation but it looked like some people needed my help there. My family went back and I stayed for a few days. I narrowly escaped my death when a guy tried to kill me and fled through the jungles (they were deep jungles with lots of trees and ancient structures and creatures, like in 'age of mythology' and 'age of empires' game) and he couldn't follow me. The guy was not any normal guy and looked like he had special abilities. Somehow I couldn't understand why he left me, was it because something came in his mind that stopped him while he was trying to kill me or was it the jungles which were powerful enough to protect me from any evil powers. The time of attempt of killing was dusk.
There was a death in train, killing of a man in red suit who looked a bad guy and the richest man on the island and I saw him threatening someone I don't know, killing of a lady in some shop with whom I had talked a few hours ago and was talking and looking fine. She was even smiling.
The man killed in the train actually recalled this guy and so this guy appeared and killed him. Surprisingly nobody else saw this guy except the old man in the train and me. People suddenly found the old man drop dead and were shocked. It was just about dusk.
The man in red suit and red pants had called me once earlier and wanted something. I refused to give my services to him. After a few hours, I saw this guy (only a part of his shadow) standing in front of that man in red suit, while the man in red suit was talking on his mobile. I saw this guy killing the man in red suit as soon as the red suit guy turned and looked at him. The man in red suit was a negro and wore a red hat also. It was time, just after twilight.
The lady in the shop was screaming on someone seconds before she died and was acting insane. Was it fear or anger I don't know. I could only see her screaming and not the guy. It was just after sunset, dusk.
Somehow all the people he killed were related to him because they died only when they recalled this guy, especially his name and face. He appeared exactly at that time and killed them. No one else could see him and there was no violence in his killing. People recalled him, looked at him, he did something while standing at a distance and facing them, and they died. Maybe that's why I saw myself lying on the floor while he was staring at me, when someone distracted him and I fled as fast as I could. I was terrified, but not hurt much.

I see this guy with a girl whom he loved and this guy was looking younger now. When he saw his girlfriend dancing with some other guy in an evening party on a beach and smiling and enjoying in his company, he couldn't tolerate it and before he knew it, he had killed him.

I was sitting in my room, doing something on the P.C. when my aunty comes to me and I tell her that i'll go. She says it's not important but I say that my work can be done later also. My mother calls me from the other room. I walk through the corridor(the corridor has barely any lighting in it, it's kind of dark) and reach the other room. I hear her saying that she is unable to do something on the P.C. and that I should be doing that. It's a kind of online competition of a few hours using mouse. It's like covering the maximum distance with the mouse pointer.

I see this guy who is the killer in police uniform walking in the corridor of some police station and would be investigating the same case of murders.

I went out with my parents, sister, uncle and aunty to a fair and there I saw him. He saw me, looked like he wanted to communicate, but with others around he couldn't so he disappeared.
Strange thing, he appeared and disappeared anytime and anywhere he wanted. I think I was present on the spot when people died. Maybe I saw all this in my dream or maybe I am that guy, I don't know. But all this happened after I fled from this guy through the jungle.
Another strange thing is that I meet the people and then after a few hours I see them dying. In this way, I could locate the person he'd kill next. Maybe he kills the people I meet. I don't know!
Maybe I got connected to him after I fled through the forests and so he wanted to meet me, and not kill me this time. Maybe he wanted some help but when I saw him in the fair, he saw me but didn't meet me.
Before I could do anything, I woke up! :D

I am still unable to recall maximum part of my dream. I had slept for 3 hours in the afternoon and there was some fighting and some running and some more exciting scenes which I can feel I'd seen but am not able to recall at present.

Friday, May 11, 2007

8th May 2007, Night.

Final board exams were 3 days away. We were going to school and I was sitting next to her in the bus. I felt great in her presence. We were good friends and as always, we laughed and chatted. I felt sad that after a couple of weeks, maybe i'll never be able to see her. I looked at her as she laughed and giggled. I would really be missing something in life.
After the school, while I was sitting in the bus, on my favourite seat, the second row seat near the window, I saw her getting her practical workbook signed by the teacher. I was reminded of the fact that I also needed to get my practical workbook checked and signed and so I should complete my work in it.
'Maybe i'll have to come to school early tomorrow, finish my work in the lab and get it signed. That would mean reading a lot tonight. Maybe i'd be sleeping at 2 tonight.' My thoughts were interrupted as she came into the bus and sat beside me.
"Hey what happened? You look dull and sad!" she asked.
"Nothing, it's just that you reminded me of something important that I must do, about this practical workbook" and I poked her bag with my finger.
"Oh! Yeah." and she smiled, with dimples spread on either side of her lips. I really loved her smile!
As the bus started moving, I suddenly got this empty feeling again that maybe after a couple of weeks we may never meet. Somehow I thought I couldn't do without her!


We were watching an exhibition of paintings, handicrafts and more importantly, electronics and computer stuffs. I had hard time, hiding my face from my batchmates, seniors, professors, just to be with her and not do some stupid moving around, helping the visitors, answering their queries... My college was organising this exhibition and she had insisted on coming here. I was happy that people were liking the new idea. I had also worked till late last night for this. In short, I was supposed to be a volunteer!
I took her to the basement exhibition rooms, thinking that none of my batchmates would be there (handicrafts exhibition!), but as we moved down the stairs, I saw 'Harsh' coming up the stairs and he saw me!
"Where have you been? Sir is calling you, come fast." he said, gave me a who-is-she kind of look and left in a hurry.
"What is he saying, I don't understand? Is he your friend? Why is he in such a hurry?" she asked me so many questions.
"Yeah he is my friend and I didn't tell you one thing." I said as we entered one of the rooms in the basement section.
"What?" she said it in such a way that I felt like saying, "I think i've fallen in love with you!"
"That my college is organizing this whole exhibition and I should be helping till the event is not over."
"Then you should go and help. I will be fine looking around things, alone." she said and I realised that she was not happy that I had not told her this.
Suddenly, Bhanukiran came from nowhere and said to me, "What are you doing here? You should be..."
"Yeah I know that! I am helping." I said and gestured towards her, "Sorry ma'am I was unable to get your query. Too much interruptions." I said indicating Bhanukiran. I took her outside the room. I thought she would play along, but she pushed me aside, introduced herself and asked for his name.
"He's my batchmate." I said and she was not listening.
"I can't believe it." Suddenly Bhanukiran exclaimed, "I am a big fan of yours! I really like your work." I couldn't understand what was happening.
"I'm glad to hear that." she said and looked at me with disgust.
"What are you people talking about?" I asked in bewilderment, "Bhanu, what's the matter?"
"Don't you know?"
"No." I replied simply.
"She is an artist, an excellent painter." he said, "Her name was on the list of people whose paintings would be displayed."
"Her name was on the list, not her photo." He said and asked her, "Do you know him?"
"We are friends! We have... " I said.
"We were together in school." she interrupted me.
"Hey that's great." And then looking at her, he said, "Ma'am I am a great admirer of yours. Can I talk to you for sometime, just say 5 minutes. I am really excited about this!"
"Hey hey, are you both talking?" I looked at her and got no response. She wore a dirty look on her face for me.
"All right, I'm leaving. Are you guys talking? If yes, then i'm leaving. Are you talking?" I heard a feeble 'No' and she repeated it a few times. I climbed the stairs, crossed the entrance hall and was about to leave the building, when I saw someone in front of me call someone behind me. I turned back and saw her walking towards me. Her friend had come to this exhibition(i donno from where and why?!).
"I've come to pick you up. So, how was the general response? I'm sure you'd be a sensation. People have been talking about you and appreciating your work lately." her friend said.
"It was fine. Seems like some people just don't know what's happening around them." she said and turned to look at me.
I was frustrated at this and turned away. I heard her friend ask, "Do you know him? Is he a friend?"
Something got into me and I ran towards them. Panting, I said, "Yes, I am a friend and I promise I'd bring her back."
Her friend was puzzled and looked at her with inquiring eyes, with a look of what-do-you-want-to-do.
I said, "Please don't go away so early. We are meeting after 2 years and... I'm sorry if I have done something wrong. Please stay with me!"
Her friend had to drive back, alone.
"You never told me you were an artist. I thought you were always into science and more science." I exclaimed and rather excited about it.
"You should have known. I have been exhibiting a lot of my paintings lately and its' also in the news." she said coldly.
"I am new to this place! Today is my second day... and this building you see," I pointed towards the college building where the exhibition was going on. We were standing outside the gate.
"that building is not my college building. I have traveled 300 kms just to meet you, after I came to know that you were here. My college is organizing it, not hosting it. So don't think I never wanted to meet you in the last two years. I always wanted to meet you... and yeah, I hate reading newspapers!"
She wanted to say something but she didn't. Maybe she was feeling guilty for all the misunderstanding. I looked at her and as she turned to look at me, I looked at the trees (what an ass I was) !!
Finally a bus came and I asked him if he could accommodate us.
"Sorry, there's no space!"
"But I travel everyday in this bus?"
"Timings changed! No vacancy."
And so we didn't get any mode of transportation. Meanwhile we started talking about our lives and about past two years. It was great to be with her again.
After an hour, she said, "Would you mind walking?"
"Not at all," I said. It was getting dark and we walked on the pavement. I was surprised to find no vehicle on the road, except for those who had come to see the exhibition. But moving a little away, we did find a few auto-rickshaws and buses, but I guess she just wanted to walk and talk. I've always wanted this, always wanted to meet her again and spend maximum time with her. So we walked and walked and disappeared into the darkness.