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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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