Rarely do I post one of my own dreams any more. Though they can be vivid, they are often forgotten before I can write them down. This one survived.
I was visiting a shopping mall that, “in real life,” became defunct years ago. Somehow, some of the stores had survived or maybe had been resurrected or re-opened. In particular, a Morgan and Lindsey store I visited years ago was in business again. (M&L was a “five and dime,” a precursor to the modern “dollar stores.”)
The store resembled an upscale bookstore I also visited many years ago (apparently now also out of business, shuttered by competition from larger stores such as Barnes & Nobles as well as Amazon), and mostly dealt in rare vinyl records and sometimes CDs or tapes. In particular, they had a rare EP by Renaissance (lead singer Annie Haslam) with Carpet of the Sun on one side and Ocean Gypsy on the other. I woke up, saddened by the loss of these many old stores and places and one of my favorite bands. However, in researching the links for this entry, I did discover that Renaissance is back together again. Maybe time to buy a copy of their latest project?
Let’s be clear: it is a dream about loss and growing old. I suspect, too, that it is a dream about death, particularly of places and things around me as well as people and, eventually, my own. Maybe it is suitable for a dream between the Winter Solstice and the Capricorn New Moon.