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PIKE'S JOURNAL

Dreamed 1984/11/14 by Chris Wayan

I'm in a Hawaiian jungle, packing for a trip. Packing with actor Gregory Peck. Through gaps in the the canopy, I peek out across a wide plain to the horizon where I can see... Pike's Peak.

I keep muttering "Pack, Peck, Peek, Pike, Peak..." but just can't make any sense of it all.

Then Gregory Peck goes crazy again--nothing new. He does it all the time, you know. So I fight Peck and tie him up and leave him under a mango tree to calm down.

Hike alone and naked along the ancient aqueduct through the forest, ignoring the tourists, until at last, high in the lava rocks, I find a cairn of stones. My cache! I unearth my journal. Water damage? No--high and dry!

Good to have my dreams back!

So I sit in the warm green shade, happily reading my own dreams inside a dream... and then wake.

THE NEXT DAY

Off to work. It's my first day back at the Stanford Library, after a two-week Hawaiian vacation. I have to file a large pack of cards (this was before the card catalog closed). Keep wondering what that pun-filled dream meant. I did pack in Hawaii and flew home yesterday, but I wouldn't even recognize Gregory Peck, and I've never visited Pike's Peak. Pack, peck, peek, pike, peak...

Blink as I realize I've been given a pack of cards in the P's today. Like... no! It can't be. No way. But it is. Here are the cards for it.

Stanford Library just purchased the journal of Zebulon Pike. The man who named Pike's Peak.

I guess it was just in the cards.



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