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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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¤¨¨¤¨¤¤¨¤¤ 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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