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,,,,~«^†£#             £ DREAM PALACE £             #£†^«~,,,,
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,,,,,~«^†£ 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    #@##£†^«~,
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,,,,,,~«^† 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.                  †^«~,,,,,,
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,,~«^†£##@ 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.             †^«~,,,,,,
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,,,,,,,,~« 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.      @##£†^«~,,
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,,,,,,~«^† 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. #@##£†^«~,
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,,,,,~«^†£ 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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