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.