Okay, this SEEMS like the right place to ask this question…
So last night, I had a dream about a very elaborate mausoleum. It was built like a cross between a mausoleum and a small mansion, to be accurate… someone actually lived there, but it was also, well, a mausoleum. If anyone has ever seen the Wilhelm Memorial mausoleum in Portland (OR), it was a LOT like that (and I have a feeling it was based on that… I go there every Memorial Day. It’s HUGE. The biggest mausoleum in the West, seven miles of corridors, I’ve never figured out exactly how many floors, and I’m not sure that anyone else ever has either…) (Here’s a pic of the interior, but it really does not give you any idea of the scale. And here’s one of the Tiffany windows-- there are others!
I approached the building through a large parking lot and went behind a strip mall, but the house/ms almost looked like an old British estate. Whoever owned the building and lived there was giving me a tour of the front parts of the mausoleum, but there was MUCH more that we didn’t see. One room had an elaborate central sculpture and a gold rim, kind of like a tiny upside-down dome for a basilica. We went into the dining room and ate something. Behind us and to the left, the outermost room of the mausoleum. was visible.
The person gave me a key and said that I could come back and see the entire mausoleum by myself. While the idea was just a tiny tad bit unsettling-- or it was almost more like I thought it SHOULD be unsettling, even though it wasn’t-- I was leaning in the direction of coming back tomorrow and going through the entire mausoleum. It was beautiful and felt fascinating and mysterious rather than creepy, filled with ghosts, etc etc.
The person then took me to what looked like an old-fashioned hotel room with a large wardrobe in a corner. When opened, it was filled with beautiful Victorian and Edwardian-era dresses.
And that’s all I remember…
But there’s another thing. I’ve dreamed about mausoleums before, and I’m pretty sure that I’ve dreamed about THIS one before. I’ve also had many recent dreams about a huge old mansion. Each time, the mansion looked slightly different, but I always knew that it was the same one… and I think that the combination house/mausoleum was one version of the same mansion.
So… what does it all MEAN?? :rolleyes: