Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Dream and Nightmare from October 4, 2005

Earlier in the afternoon yesterday I took a nap. I had a dream which I vaguely remember, but I recall that I was in the living room of someone's house, sitting upon the couch and having just received a tin lunchbox. Inside were lots of little candies from my grandmother.

Last night I had a nightmare. Like the earlier dream, I don't remember much of it. However, I do recall a corpse being brought into a room. At first it was covered in a bag. Then, the people removed the corpse and its face was all red and blotchy from having started to decay. It smelled of rot. I thought I would be sick. I tried to run to get away from the sight and smell.


utenzi said...

No dead people dreams here, Stacey. You might want to avoid spicey foods. :-)

I'm on page 249 now. I didn't get much read over the weekend but I hope to read the second half this week. Right at the half way point the book takes a dramatic shift!

Sophia said...

Actually, I did have spicy food yesterday for lunch. :)

I haven't been taking much time out of my day to read, so I'm like a turtle right now. But, I'm about to leave for Mexico, and I plan on getting a lot of reading done in the airport and on the plane.

RedBark said...


That is great that your going to Mexico. It is so much more emotional that the US. I lived in San Diego for a while and spent a lot of time in Tijuana. Where are you going?

Sophia said...

Hi Beard,

We'll be flying into Cancun, Mexico, then we're driving down a highway to Tulum, Mexico. We're staying at a hotel called "Sunscape Tulum" on the Riviera Maya. We'll arrive on the 10th and return on the 14th, so it's only a very short vacation, but I just need enough time to swim with the dolphins and do a little bit of snorkeling in the underwater caverns known as cenotes. http://www.yucatantoday.com/destinations/eng-cenotes.htm

Here's the hotel:

I will be swimming with the dolphins at the Xel-ha Park. http://www.xel-ha.com/

We will be going to the ruins at Tulum and Coba.


If there is time, we'll go to the Xcaret park.

RedBark said...


I looked at all of the links. It sounds like a really great vacation.
Say hello to the dolphins for me.

Mark Walter said...

Striking pic. Looks like she is being attacked, possessed... not in a good way.

utenzi said...

It's a painting by Johann Heinrich Fuseli called, appropriately enough to both the subject and Stacey's post "The Nightmare".

Sophia said...

Hi Beard,

In dolphin-speak I will say "hello" to them for you. :) I'll even give them a little kiss. (I can't wait!)

Mark Walter said...

Cancun sure looks a lot more fun!

Sophia said...

Definitely a lot more fun than the boring old Louisville, KY area. I'm anxious to get out and see people who live for their culture.

Sophia said...

Hi Mark,

You are correct. The little demon, Incubus, certainly does not mean well. He visits women in their sleep and I can assure you his intentions are far from honorable. Here is a short description of the painting and what the elements represent:


There have been more than one paintings of women with Incubbi. Here is another:

By Sime: http://www.modjourn.brown.edu/mjp/Image/Sime/Incubus.1899.jpg

Also, the image on my old blog is another drawing of Incubus. I think Fuseli even did another version of The Nightmare.

Change said...

I know Fuseli, but I didn't know that there is a second version of The Nightmare.

If you come across an image of the other version, please send it to me.

Sophia said...

Hi Change,

I do not have your email address to send the painting to, so I hope this link will work instead:


I've seen other versions of The Nightmare, though not by Fuseli.

There is another painting by Fuseli that I ran into tonight that I'll probably write a post on tomorrow or sometime soon. I want to get some opinions on it.