Burn Notice The Reality Show? | Something About Shadows

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Last night I remembered part of two dreams, the second one is mostly forgotten but I will try to write what I do remember after my first dream fragment here.

Dream 1

My first dream fragment started with the main character Michael Westen from the television show Burn Notice being dropped in Russia, I was him for some reason, and this was a new show I think; but it was a reality show that would take place in between each season of Burn Notice.

Basically I/Mr. Westen would be dropped in a different country or place and would have to get to certain points and/or meet certain goals, somewhat like a survival-type reality show.

I/Mr. Westen was wearing jeans, shades, and a blue shirt and I started to walk toward a walkway that was outside; the city was a nice small old style city that looked like France does sometimes in my dreams.

The roads and/or walkways were made of stone and there were only a few people outside and a few automobiles, I walked around with no luggage or anything and pretended to know where I was going, I was trying to pretend to be a local citizen; also I thought that I/Mr. Westen knew the Russian language already so I thought that this would be easy.

As I was walking on the sidewalk I saw a woman talking to a man near a café or something and on the other side of the road in a small parking lot I saw two men glancing at me somewhat suspiciously, I glanced at them and waved trying to blend it, and that seemed to make them stop glancing at me suspiciously.

I decided to walk into this small mall-like building and a woman with blond hair that was dressed very nicely like she was super rich or something, came into the building almost at the same time as I did, she greeted me in Russia but I did not understand her so I pretended to understand and I just repeated what she had said to me; that was my first warning sign that something was wrong, the woman continued walking and I walked behind her in the same direction.

The building was very nice, it was clean and modern with small stores and other places, it was very international with different stores & places from different countries, and I heard some workers speaking English at a small coffee shop or something.

As I walked behind the woman we reached a curve in the building that led past a small pizza place that had seats on both sides of the walking area, and there were people speaking different languages sitting around eating & talking; it seemed to be uglier and less clean than the rest of the places in the building and it seemed to be an American themed pizza place to me but I am not sure.

After we passed this area there was another place with people waiting in line, the woman who I was walking behind kept walking but I decided to stop and wait in the line, one of the workers kept saying English with a slight accent; she was trying to let everyone in line know that she spoke English, if they needed her to translate for them.

I told her “No English, Russian, and smiled letting her know that I did not need her to translate into English for me”, and so I got in line with those that already could speak Russian.

When it was my turn in line there was a worker behind a desk and he asked me a question in Russian but I did not understand one word he said, I was shocked and realized that I/Mr. Westen did not know Russian so this whole mission was about to get hard, so I found a way out of the situation by shaking my head no while smiling and I turned around and walked back in the direction from where I came.

As I was doing this I heard a woman screaming in French from the direction of the little pizza place, I looked over there as I walked in that direction, I think I was going to try to talk to some of the English speakers that the coffee shop to see if they could help me; but at this time the woman screaming had caught my attention.

Almost everyone in the pizza place was standing around watching the woman scream, it was like a fight was about to happen, the woman had a husband and young son with her; she appeared to be arguing with the owner about how her food was terrible and she was not going to pay for it, but he owner said that she had to pay.

I could not understand her since she was speaking French but I guessed what she what was going on, the owner did not seem to understand French and was probably arguing back in Russian, I could not hear because the woman was screaming so loud in French.

The husband and son looked embarrassed so they left to go outside to wait in the automobile for her, and the woman stayed to finish arguing with the owner, what happened next is not completely clear to me; either the woman and the owner started to push each other or the woman started to leave without paying, whatever happened a woman in the crowd of people with blond hair was watching the argument and she looked like she hated the woman who was speaking French.

At some point she pushed or hit the woman speaking French from behind and the woman hit her head on something or the punch knocked her unconscious, and she fell on her face in an uncomfortable position; I ran over to try to help the woman.

Some of the people in the crowd tried to help her but they did not really seem to know what to do, I kept telling them to turn her on her back and for them to keep her neck straight, but I do not think that they understood English; so I had to do it and then I asked a woman in the crowd to put some water on a napkin or something so I could wipe the woman’s face with it.

After using hand signs the woman finally understood what I was trying to say and then she brought me a napkin with water, and after wiping the woman’s face with it she started to wake up; I asked her if she could move her neck and stuff, and she said yes in English with a slight accent, I was surprised that she knew English.

I slowly helped her up and I had to have my arm around her waist to help her walk, I told her that her husband and son had went outside to their automobile, and I offered to walk her there and she accepted my offer.

I continued to help her walk through the building while we talked, I told her that a woman with blond hair had knocked her unconscious, and she told me that the woman was a local citizen that did not like her for some reason; she told me that her husband, son, and her come to Russia to vacation every so often and that some of the local citizens in town had gotten to recognize them over the years.

The woman still somewhat needed my help to walk so I had my hand around her waist to help support her, but I worried that it appeared at though we were married or something, and since her husband had not know what had happened; that he may misinterpret what was going on if he saw me with his wife, so as we reached the outside of the building I let her start walking on her own and I paused wondering if I should let her walk the rest of the way alone.

But I decided to walk all the way there with her to make sure she reached her family safely, but as I was doing this I woke up.

Dream 2

My second dream fragment is so unclear that it is not funny, all I remember is being in the welding shop of LS, and I was talking to a woman my age.

Something had happened that was similar to the body double theme, but I think this dream involved parallel universes or something odd, but I am not sure.

All I know is that at some point the woman showed me another version of herself or something, and I guess she showed me how to do the same thing, and I had over 99 versions of me; which shocked her and appalled her, because she had never seen someone with so many.

I remember her calling them shadows, but I can not remember her explanation of what they were or how to use them, all the important details are lost to me.

I think we may have considered dating or joining together or something, but after she saw that I had so many shadows; she said that we could not and it was because I had so many shadows, which is not normal, and so she left.

I was confused and remember waiting talking to another woman in the building, it seemed that I wanted to learn some basics of welding or something so she told me to go talk with this man who was already welding or something, he told me to put on some safety glasses and a helmet for protection; but the helmet had not padding and then when I looked at the man something was not right about him.

I felt that he was not who he really was supposed to be, maybe he was a shadow or a shapeshifter, I do not know; but I decided to use the excuse of needed to find another helmet as my chance to escape.

I decided to slowly leave the building without him noticing, but I woke up.

It was like the dream with the scary old woman, expect this time I recognized my would be attacker before he could transform into his real self and/or attack me.

I wish I remembered what the shadow things was all about, the closest thing I could think of was that the woman could show how many other versions of her existed in parallel universes and she showed me how to do the same thing; I think she said most people have less than three other versions of themselves or something like that, but when she showed me how to show how many I had, there were over 99.

I think I remember seeing 99 versions of myself appear in the room when she showed me, and only one version of her self appeared when she showed me how many she had, or something crazy like that.

I wish I could remember what exactly this was all about but I think it was somewhat complex.

Dream 3

Also last night I had a dream that took place in what appeared to be a modern looking college cafeteria and I was there, listening to some other people talk as I ate I guess, and a former classmate of mine LM was talking with a former or current college coach and owner of the cafeteria.

LM worked with a group of kids that were implied to have had mental and/or physical disabilities,  and she wanted to start them a sports team for fun, but they needed a sponsor and a coach; so she asked the coach or former coach and owner of the cafeteria to sponsor the team and volunteer to coach them.

The coach  seemed to try to politely refuse the offer at first, but actually ended up agreeing after some extra encouragement from LM, he agreed to coach them once a week and sponsor the team by paying for all of their equipment.

He also told LM that he was thinking about buying or starting another business.

Something else happened in the dream involving me picking up a classical guitar, and maybe I tried to play it, but I can not remember.

The end,
-John Jr 🙂

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