train dream                
     
                                       
                                         
                                         
                                          
                (situation)               
                                          
 you  find   yourself   in  a  rift  -  a 
  clearing, narrow but immeasurably long. 
 to your sides are  walls  made of trees, 
 thick and ready to swallow  you. the sun 
 is nowhere  to  be seen,  but nontheless 
 it  is very bright - the air feels light 
            blue, almost white.           
                                          
 along  the span of the  clearing lay two 
    parallel silvery lines, dark hard     
 metal.  somehow  you can  see how  heavy 
                they are.                 
                                          
 they   emit  a   high  pitched  whine... 
                                          
                                         
                                     
                                         
                                          
               (situation)                
                                          
 youre  at  the   train station,   on   a 
 catwalk above  the rails. your  train is 
 late, or  you are  late  to  the  train. 
 it's a  summer afternoon and the station 
 is busy,  full  of  relaxed  confidence. 
                                          
 you're in  high spirits, although  a bit 
 stressed  about  the time, while  moving 
 up  the  stairs to  your  platform.  the 
 station   is  in  several   levels,  all 
      placed within eachother by some     
     intelligent designer, and full of    
      stairs, elevators, shortcuts,       
 bazaars... you  sight your train through 
 some  glass windows.  it's...  not where 
           it's supposed to be?           
                                          
                                         
                                     
                                         
                                          
                (situation)               
                                          
 you're  finally entering the city. while 
 it  is  indeed  a  very high speed train 
 you're  traveling in,  the  journey  has 
 been  long.   but  it's  about  to  end! 
                                          
 society  is growing  denser  around you, 
 through the  windows you see first small 
 shacks,  built of metal and  stone, then 
 proper  houses with mortar to keep  them 
 together...  who  in turn  make  way for 
   the industrial buildings, the urban    
      maze, protective walls, jungle      
                network...                
                                          
 the tracks  leave  the  ground, which is 
 needed   for  other  purposes.  you  are 
  carried gently, curving upwards until   
 you're moving upward  along  the wall of 
 a building.  it's made of  slabby stone, 
     with great glassless window holes    
 looking out  the  way  you  came. it  is 
            pitch black inside.