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5th-Jul-2015 10:59 pm
Vigelandsparken circle man
A few mornings ago I dreamt that I was exploring a possible shortcut on my bicycle. After jumping up some stairs onto a guy's porch1, I rode down a raised wooden trail, across some grass, and stopped when I came upon a pond. Pondering how to get around it, I noticed a guy on a unicycle booking it down the hill towards the pond. When he got to the edge, he jumped a few feet forward, then started furiously pedaling backwards. The spin of his wheel kept him afloat, like a one-wheeled water skeeter. After a few seconds he jumped backwards to shore.

In the dream I was concocting a physical explanation of the stunt, I think involving downward thrust and the fact that the unicycle tire is full of air, plus an allusion to skipping stones. In my waking mind I'm sure it wouldn't work (skipping stones don't work in place), but it was still really bad ass.

1 "If it was easy, they wouldn't call it a 'short cut.' They'd call it 'the way.'" – Road Trip
6th-Jul-2015 02:25 pm (UTC)
You may have seen the crazy Icelandic four wheel drives that hydroplane across water using vast quantities of horsepower. I have been told that in Minnesota people race snowmobiles the same way in the summer: across the sand and then right out onto the lake.
6th-Jul-2015 07:37 pm (UTC)
Jungian images that leap out to me include the "shortcut" being arduous but leading to the unconscious/source, and your Fool coming along with less caution and even fewer wheels, skating its surface without sinking and leaping back to shore before succumbing to sinking...
What a lovely dream!
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