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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    ##¶§$$*-,,
,,-*$$§¶##                 SPRING))                 ##¶§$$*-,,
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,,,,,*$§¶#                     -                    #¶§$*,,,,,
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,,-**$$$§¶ 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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