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¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨             % DREAM PALACE %             ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.             . ----- ------ .             .¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.»             % ..... ...... %             ».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=             = ..... ...... =             =».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=§             . ..... ...... .             §=».¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨.»=§%             . ..... ...... .             %§=».¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨.»=§%@             ¨ ..... ...... ¨             @%§=».¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨.»=§%@@                                          @@%§=».¨¨¨
¨¨.»=§%@@#                                          #@@%§=».¨¨
¨.»=§%@@## NOT  ACTUALLY A PALACE. A COTTAGE IN THE ##@@%§=».¨
¨¨.»=§%@@#  WOODS (TEMPERATE CLIMATE, RAINS EVERY   #@@%§=».¨¨
¨¨¨.»=§%@@ OTHER  DAY,   SPRINGS  AND  STREAMS  AND @@%§=».¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨.»=§%@   MYSTERIOUS IRON AND STONE ARTIFACTS,   @%§=».¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨.»=§%     BIRDLAND-ISH ETERNAL SPRING (LATE    %§=».¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=§                 SPRING))                 §=».¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=                                          =».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.»                    »                     ».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.                                          .¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ I WAKE UP EVERY MORNING AT SIX  AM. IT'S ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ DARK,  AND THE  STARS ARE  OUT,  BUT THE ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ SUN  IS ABOUT TO RISE. ITS  A  LONG DAY, ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ BEFORE  IT  FADES  TO NIGHT  AGAIN,  AND ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ THEN IT  STAYS  SO UNTIL I  FALL ASLEEP. ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨. IT  DOESN'T  RISE  UNLESS  I'VE  HAD  MY .¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.»                  DREAMS.                 ».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=                                          =».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=§                     §                    §=».¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨.»=§%                                          %§=».¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨.»=§%@ IN  THIS COTTAGE  THERE'S A LOT OF RADIO @%§=».¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨.»=§%@@   EQUIPMENT, SOUND STUFF, SYNTHS, TAPE   @@%§=».¨¨¨
¨¨.»=§%@@# PLAYERS. PEN AND PAPER,  BOOKS, CAMERAS, #@@%§=».¨¨
¨.»=§%@@## MIRRORS, PRISMS,  AND  VARIOUS THINGS TO ##@@%§=».¨
¨¨.»=§%@@# DO ART WITH. THE FRIDGE  IS FILLED  WITH #@@%§=».¨¨
¨¨¨.»=§%@@ DIFFERET FOODS, ALL OF  THEM INTRIGUING, @@%§=».¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨.»=§%@             SLIGHTLY WEIRD.              @%§=».¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨.»=§%                                          %§=».¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=§                    @                     §=».¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=                                          =».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.» I  HAVE FRIENDS - THERE'S  A CAT,  AND A ».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨. DOG   (WHO  IS  RIDICOLOUSLY  LARGE  AND .¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ WANTS TO BE THE BIG SPOON). I  LISTEN TO ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ THE  SHORTWAVE RADIO, AND TRANSMIT A BIT ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ MYSELF,  SONGS  AND  POETRY,  AND  FOUND ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ SOUNDS FROM  THE FOREST. THE OTHERS TELL ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ OF THEIR LIVES, PLAY  THE GUITAR FOR ME, ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨. AND  TELL  TALES  OF  THE  OLD  WORLD. I .¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.»      CONSIDER THEM FRIENDS AS WELL.      ».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=                                          =».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=§                    @                     §=».¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨.»=§%                                          %§=».¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨.»=§%@ MOST  IMPORTANTLY, THERE'S  A TWO SQUARE @%§=».¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨.»=§%@@ METER  AREA ON  THE  FLOOR  WHERE I  CAN @@%§=».¨¨¨
¨¨.»=§%@@# "SAVE" THINGS. WHATEVER  I PUT  IN  HERE #@@%§=».¨¨
¨.»=§%@@## WILL NOT  BE  AFFECTED  BY  THE  NIGHTLY ##@@%§=».¨
¨¨.»=§%@@#   RESET. EVERYTHING ELSE, HOWEVER, IS    #@@%§=».¨¨
¨¨¨.»=§%@@     COMPLETELY RESET OVERNIGHT: SYNTH    @@%§=».¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨.»=§%@  PATCHES REMOVED, FOOD UNEATEN, WOUNDS   @%§=».¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨.»=§% HEALED,  AND  WHEREVER AND WHENEVER  I'D %§=».¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=§ FALL ASLEEP  I'D  ALWAYS  WAKE UP  FULLY §=».¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.»= RESTED  IN  MY  BED.  SOMETIMES  THERE'S =».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.» ACCIDENTS   WHERE  I   LOSE   STUFF   BY ».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨. FORGETTING TO  PUT  THEM IN  THE SQUARE. .¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                    ¨                     ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨                                          ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ AT  NIGHT,  I   HAVE  DEMI-LUCID  DREAMS ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ WHERE THE SPIRITS  OF THE FOREST  AROUND ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨. THE COTTAGE TRIES  TO COMMUNICATE. HERE, .¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.» IT'S  NOT  ENDLESS  BUT  CONNECTED  TO A ».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨¨.»= LARGE  SPRAWLING  CITY,  WHERE  MY RADIO =».¨¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨¨.»=§ FRIENDS LIVE. WE  GO  EXPLORING TOGETHER §=».¨¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨¨.»=§% - THINGS ARE DEEP AND DARK  - BUT UNLIKE %§=».¨¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨¨.»=§%@ ME, THEY NEVER REMEMBER DURING  THE DAY. @%§=».¨¨¨¨
¨¨¨.»=§%@@ THIS  IS A  MYSTERY  WE  OFTEN  DISCUSS. @@%§=».¨¨¨
¨¨.»=§%@@#                                          #@@%§=».¨¨
¨.»=§%@@##                                          ##@@%§=».¨
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¨¨¨.»=§%@@                                          @@%§=».¨¨¨
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¨¨¨¨¨.»=§%                                          %§=».¨¨¨¨¨