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NOT WHERE I LEFT IT


So this was very much like the typical dream -- namely that it was mostly nonsensical, though I thought everything made perfect sense at the time. 

My grandmother was there, and she said she had something important to tell me, and for whatever reason, I had to go chase a newt -- a foolishly large newt -- and I didn't see her again. Even as I was chasing the newt, I knew I'd made a dumb choice. Then the newt disappeared, and it was just an all-around disappointment

There was more nonsense. Coworkers who were turned into high school friends, a drive through a field of shimmering lights, incongruous worries about filing my taxes. 

And at some point, there was an object. It was made of something like white porcelain, and it was curved, except even more curved than that, aside from the corners. It looked fragile, but you could tell you'd never manage to shatter it, no matter how rough you treated it. I think it was a teacup, or maybe a computer game

It was mine, and everyone wanted it. Everyone wanted it. I hid it in my house, and people came to the door asking if I had it. Sometimes I'd find someone just wandering aimlessly through the house, and I had to shoo them out. No one found the teacup (or computer game or hairbrush or whatever), but when I went to fetch it from its hiding place, it wasn't there anymore. I knew no one else had stolen it. But it wasn't there anymore

Worrying about where it could be eventually woke me up

So I got up, got dressed, went to work. I didn't tell anyone about the dream, because I'd forgotten most of it, and there's no way to tell someone about your dream about a teacup/computer/hairbrush/wristwatch without sounding like a lunatic. 

And when I got home after work, it was sitting on the kitchen table. It was made of something like white porcelain, and it was curved, except even more curved than that, aside from the corners. It looked fragile, but you could also tell you'd never manage to shatter it, no matter how rough you treated it. It looked like a teacup or maybe a computer game or a hairbrush or wristwatch or a floor lamp

People are already knocking on my door asking if I have it.