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#¶§&&†;~,.             & dream palace &             .,~;†&&§¶#
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##¶§&†;~,.             & ..... ...... &             .,~;†&§¶##
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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    .,~;†&§¶##
§†††~.....                 spring))                 .....~†††§
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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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