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Dreams

The United States Has To Pay Lebanon Reparations For Blindness?

Source: Wikimedia Commons

I had more dreams but I only recorded part of my last dream that took place during the day, and part of the dream possibly took place in the past when I went to a fictional college in maybe a fictional version of the city of LC but I am not sure.

There was a route that I would often take when walking through the college campus that was to the left of a quiet street, there were several college buildings along this route with offices at the front of the buildings, and I would sometimes go inside one of the last buildings.

Most of the time I would walk under a bridge and make a left turn through some courtyards with smaller college buildings with offices at the front of them, and this area would often have bicycles laying on the ground (maybe because there were no bicycle racks, but I am not sure).

During the dream I traveled through this route several times in maybe the past, and then the dream went to the present when I was no longer attending the college and I went back to the college to show my mom and my former male classmate DH and maybe my brother GC around the college while telling them about various memories.

We took my usual route, things were the same and bicycles were still in the courtyards, and there were college students walking around.

I am not sure if we walked or drove, but the next thing that I remember is us going to a store that reminded me of a poorly lit under-stocked version of the Big Lots in the city of LC combined with a bare-bones budget medical clinic / hospital that is sometimes in my dreams.

The store was barely stocked and most of the store was dark with some dim light in the front like they only wanted you shopping in the front or something, and the only employee was a woman with light-color skin with yellow hair who was the cashier who looked like she probably also worked at a medical clinic or hospital and the cash register was oddly placed on the right side of the building.

At some point when we were at the cash register the cashier and me were talking when she told me that she worked at a medical clinic and / or hospital as well, and she told me that I should consider volunteering there.

Then she told me that I seemed to be friendly and personable, and she suggested that I consider taking part in the medical clinic’s or hospital’s annual telethon (fundraiser) because she felt that I might be a good fit for that based on my personality.

I thanked her for the suggestions and compliments, I started to explain that I do not think that I could handle something like that because of anxiety and shyness et cetera, but that maybe I could do something in the background at the telethon and / or volunteer sometimes.

There was a pause, I was actually getting nervous, and our conversation was holding up the line so I probably said goodbye and we left.

We drove to a shopping mall and when we got inside the mall we went to separate (maybe my mom and my brother GC went one way and me and my former classmate DH went another way) without picking a meet-up location, and I did not realize this until it was too late.

As me and DH walked I kept thinking about what the cashier had said about volunteering and / or doing the telethon, I was thinking so hard that I had a daydream and / or the dream jumped to my thoughts, and I was rehearsing for the telethon with one or more people.

After rehearsing I stopped to listen to an audio recording from a previous telethon, and it sounded like John Rosenstern was talking to another man during the telethon.

The Mr. Rosenstern-sounding man was telling the other man about how The United States government had to pay $5 per something that I can not remember, which amounted to $100-something a year per person, for anyone in Lebanon who was blind as a result of something that The United States had done and / or had some responsibility for in the past; and so I guess this was reparations.

I had never heard of this before so this was interesting and I was curious about this, and I wondered how much a year did The United States government pay in total and I was curious about the story behind all of this but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

Late Phases

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2014 horror drama film Late Phases.

What is it about?

This is how Metacritic describes this film:

Crescent Bay is not the best place to live out one’s golden years.

Once an idyllic retirement community, the secluded neighborhood has been beset by mysterious and deadly attacks.

When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) moves in, the residents immediately take offense to his abrasive personality.

But his take-no-prisoners attitude is just what he needs to survive as it becomes clear that the increasingly violent and patterned attacks are being caused by beasts that are neither animal nor man, and the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is harboring something truly sinister in its midst.

[Dark Sky Films]

Final Thoughts

My brother GC and I watched this film maybe two years ago or more, and my brother GC was the one who told me about this movie.

This low-budget film surprised me, it is a film that I think will connect with older people more or that they can appreciate more, and the premise was unique because the main character Ambrose McKinley (played by the actor Nick Damici) is an old blind military veteran with a rough attitude and negative outlook on life.

Ambrose’s facial expressions, personality, beliefs, military experience, age, blindness, et cetera all made him a unique and interesting character who said some things that I think will make some people think about certain topics in a way that they have not thought of before.

I liked this film to my surprise when I saw it, it is a shame that most people have never heard of it or seen it, because I think that it was pretty good for this type of film and I think that it could be somewhat popular with an older audience.

The end,

-John Jr

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Miscellaneous

A Patch Of Blue

1. What is it?

The 1965 American drama film A Patch Of Blue which was based on the novel Be Ready With Bells And Drums (Goodreads) | Be Ready With Bells And Drums (Open Library) and was directed by the director Guy Green, and starred the actor Sir Sidney Poitier as the character Gordon Ralfe and the actress Mary Elizabeth Hartman as the character Selina D’Arcey.

A Patch of Blue (1965) Official Trailer – Sidney Poitier Movie

2. What’s it about?

A kind blind uneducated abused lower class woman named Selina D’Arcey who lives in an abusive living situation with her mother and grandfather, who one day meets a man named Gordon Ralfe in the park and the two of them form a relationship as Gordon Rafle tries to help her, and the film also covers other topics like racism and race and disabilities and abuse et cetera.

This is how Warner Bros. describes this movie:

Accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother Rose-Ann (Oscar winner Shelley Winters) at the age of five, Selena D’Arcy spends the next 13 years confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with “Ole Pa” (Wallace Ford), Selena’s grandfather.

One afternoon at the local park, Selena meets Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), a thoughtful young office worker whose kind-hearted treatment of her results in her falling in love with him, unaware that he is black.

They continue to meet in the park every afternoon, and he teaches her how to get along in the city.

But when the cruel, domineering Rose-Ann learns of their relationship, she forbids her to have anything more to do with him because of his race.

Selena continues to meet Gordon despite Rose-Ann’s fury, who is determined to end the relationship for good.

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Dreams

Dear Ashton (Ashton Deary) & Jennifer Lopez?

I did not voice record this dream, I forgot parts of this dream when I woke up, and I forgot more parts of this dream this morning; and so expect missing details and some guessing and some possible errors, and this dream was possibly partly inspired by this Double Toasted video called Double Toasted Interviews Dear Ashton that I watched a few weeks ago:

All that I can remember of this dream is that at some point in the dream I was inside maybe a windowless building during the day with a group of people who had just had a meeting or class or something like that, everyone was leaving and I remember following a possibly blind or legally blind woman who reminded me of a thinner version of Dear Ashton (Ashton Deary) because I heard her mention to someone/everyone that she was about to teach a class on something that was connected to an organization that she started and I guess she invited anyone to come to her class, and I was going to check out her class and organization to learn more.