Sunday, July 05, 2009

InsideR

It is perhaps early in the evening, the large clinically white coated set of rooms are bustling with activity with several people intently peering into their console screens that constantly chatter some kind of data that looks gibberish to me! Dull lights illuminate the rooms in an distastefully uncomfortable ambiance. Milling around many geeky techies engrossed in a seemingly exciting chore, uninterested and unacknowledged of my presence, I continue to explore the place with a mix of curiosity and anxiety that borders very closely with fear! The letters USR are boldly emblazoned in several places to denote that this is a research area of the USRobotics. Curiosity is overcome by gut-wrenching fear and chaos as I see myself strapped to a chair with several dozen cables running from my head to a mangle of devices present in vicinity, upon which are focused the intent glares of a dozen or more people!

The scene shifts immediately, and I find myself in a vast lush green corn field more expansive than what the eye can see and the mind can comprehend. It is divided by a thin beaten path and is ominously covered with a mild curtain of mist which seems to make the place more eerie than it already is. Instinctively I am aware of being watched, by beings that are neither animal nor human! There is a mechanical hum that sounds itself intermittently suggesting the presence of electronic eyes that are doing the job of tracking me! I race to safety hardly noticing that I'm in the air and my feet are not in contact with the ground below that is fast receding!

The scene shifts many times during the course of my deep sleep and the morning light brings with it comfort and a soothing reassurance that what I saw hours, or perhaps minutes ago have been mere dreams! But I'm overwhelmed by the intensity of detail that I have seen and tired, as if I've been travelling and physically present in the places that I saw. A mild but annoying headache makes me stay in bed although its long past the waking and rising hour! Thankfully, it is a Sunday morning and I don't have to carry these photographic instances to a complicated workplace. I try to relax a while longer in wait for the Sun to rise before getting myself up and helping my haggard face get a cold burst of water on it in an attempt to wipe away the imposing detail that still lingers in front of my exhausted eyes. I do not look at the mirror, for not wanting to be seen pale and rugged after the night's expeditionary transportation which like many of its predecessors has exhausted me.

As if for comfort, the morning is bright and soothing and I seize the opportunity to savour it before the clamour of the day emerges. The Sun rises in a deep Orange glow. I try to distract my thoughts reminding myself that Orange is perhaps the only fruit, known in name by its colour! The warm glow helps me calm myself and tell me that it is only a dream. The doorbell rings and the paperboy hands me a bundle. I momentarily gaze at my cousin's computer before turning it on and querying for half a dozen news websites that along with the paper will tell me the happenings across the globe.

I'm faintly reminded of the, Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., movie What dreams may come, which I watched, perhaps, a decade ago. In a matter of minutes the calm morning makes me intently focus on the incoming news and I'm back to reality and more importantly, myself!

30 comments:

  1. You think too much about outerspace, robots, aeronautics, science and research??

    One dream I often have is I am walking a long bridge over an endless ocean...and its me all alone ...at one point the bridge ends abruptly..and I can't get to walk myself back or go forward..I feel blood rushing into my head and am awake!

    wierdly involved minds, wierd dreams...or are they premonitions...Yes, I think they are...some I have found myself happening,

    our Amrita Pritam had a society set up of writers and thinkers who would record their dreams and to discuss the meaning of it all :)

    its a branch of study of serious course....when I started by blog I though I'll write it all...but now I have turned so reluctant, :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  2. good one
    and thanks for the comments

    http://canon-violet-eyes.blogspot.com/

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  3. Nice..... Ur like me...Believe in the unknown, curious to know the mystery that surrounds us in and we ignore to see it.

    It wud hv been hell if u had woken up fresh...looked at the paper and realized that the paper is quite alright and as it was supposed to be except that the date read..........."5th-July-1635". AAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHhhhhh...

    Pure Horror !!!

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  4. THAT is wot I would truly call - 'Redefining Oblivion'.

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  5. Bro,ur too much of research..I am full on into death..Coz at the end of all my dreams I end up being the victim.. :p its an everyday event..maybe ur too much into robotics,astrophysics and research.. :p

    U seem to be an early bird too...greaT.. :)

    great descriptions.. :)

    Nikhil

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  6. hey...dreams without any dream girl??...eheh...think about a girl before u go for a sleep..n trust me ..u can see her in ure dreams..

    :-p. ...

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  7. Take the time to relax,
    you need it I think ;)
    LOL
    ( you are a good writter ;)

    Have a nice sunday !!!

    Kareltje =^.^=
    Anya :)

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  8. It's better to dream something than having a dreamless sleep.

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  9. Fantastic writings... I was in the mood to read more. =)

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  10. Whoa.. that was awesome.
    Waking up from those horrible dreams can be a real trying experience. i think you did the right thing by staying up. I don't know how to control dreams so I can't offer any advice there. Maybe you should calm down and read a lot less sci-fi. ;)

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  12. I dream of unknown places and faces...I love em...cos I think dreams do hv some sort of connection to what's really out there...that is not visible to the naked eyes.

    Loved this post...

    Keshi.

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  13. It happens sometime to every one, following their dreams even after awake to get confuse and it take sometime to distinguish and the challenge is to get intense with other things. You wrote it well and I can’t guess where it leads until reading 3rd para.

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  14. Dreams???? What are they like ???? :D :D :D

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  15. Devika Chechi

    Yes, I do think quite a bit about a number of things such as what you mentioned.
    Perhaps that is to explain!

    But, I'd like to believe that there's more to dreams than just a result of what we think!

    Why don't you write about them? They are certainly very interesting!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  16. Andy

    Yes, I'd like to believe, like I said before, in somethings that are beyond the known aspects of life and the Earth!

    And to imagine, 5th July 1635.......pure horror indeed!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  17. Nikhil

    Yeah, perhaps my being neck deep into a number of things end up with me seeing them in my sleep ;)

    And, I enjoy being an early bird......certainly a luxury to see the day break!

    Thanks for your comments!

    Rakesh

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  18. Rahul S

    Lol! Thats a wonderful suggestion......I've taken that and am working on it ;)

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  19. Anya

    Thanks very much for your support and encouragement! Truly appreciate it!
    Say hi to Kareltje from my side!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  20. Vee

    No ways, I'd rather have a dreamless sleep!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. Michele

    Thanks so much! Hope you are doing well!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. AJ

    Yeah, maybe I should not after all read a lot of what I usually do!
    But then, as I have said here before, there probably is more to dreams than just out residual thoughts?

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  23. Keshi

    Me too! I wonder if there is a connect between the dream and something else!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  24. Jeevan

    Yes,it does happen to everyone! Except that we cannot tell how they exactly do or for what reason!
    Glad you found it interesting!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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