I remember some details about last night that stand out……
I was in a building – a hotel I think, but had large Diner signs in neon that featured headshots of Marilyn Monroe. The building had gone through an earthquake, and was falling apart, but the signs had not fallen down – it was like I walked into the building on the ground floor after it had happened. There were people still inside what I think was a bar area, but I had no idea who they were, yet they talked to me. I remember seeing some photos on the wall of old movie stars, and had thought to ask if they wouldn’t mind me taking one or two, when I saw they were autographed, and then thought better of it. I was just glad the people were OK.
It struck me as odd that on the upper area of 3 of the walls were the diner signs with Marilyn featured on them – like they should be OUTSIDE, as they were that large, but these were INSIDE, like they had been brought in from somewhere else.
I remember going to another building, but when I went into the door, it went up into a metal room that had a door at the top. It took some effort, but I made it up through the top into a short hallway. The rest of the building was old and made of wood though – it was a clothing shop of sorts that also sold costumes and wigs, but didn’t seem like a regular store, but more like a home that was lined with stuff. The owner was doing someone’s hair, and she asked me for a towel from the drawer near where I was standing. She said “We like to run a classy establishment”, so I found the towel and handed it to her. I didn’t see the face too well, but she had long straight black hair with red streaks, much like the wigs in the closet, although the streaks on the ones in the closet were of different colors.
I asked her about the metal room, and she said “Oh, that’s the trap.” I explained that it had a door in the bottom, and the person in the chair said “Not much of a trap when it has a door in the bottom, is it?”. She just looked and said that it was her trap…..not much more explanation than that. I walked out from the building, which the rest was dark wood, and 2 stories tall – the location was all wrong though, as once I was outside, I knew where I was – I was on Minnesota Avenue here in Billings, and where the building was is where the Victorian is now, which looks nothing like where I was – the rest of the area was correct though.
Parts of the dream may have come from other thoughts, such as a clothing store I used to work at, and the Marilyn images may have come from the thought that I was looking for some posters to hang up – but why these places? Was it because of where I was, or where I’ll be going? I know we don’t get any earthquakes here, so why was the first building, this hotel (?) building in disrepair as if it had been through one…and why were the people still cleaning up on the ground floor, rather than getting out before anything else collapsed? Parts of the walls were gone, and not all of the stairs were there. One of the signs looked like it could fall down at any moment, yet everyone was calm.
Normally, I don’t remember much of my dreams, but this one I did. Now to see if it makes any sense, although mine usually don’t, but just a voyage through places somewhat familiar, but completely wrong. The last dream I had that I remembered was in black and white, done back in the 50’s detective style, and it was in downtown Billings, but….all of the buildings were next to each other on these oversized warehouse racks, and each shelf had more buildings on it. Everyone acted like that was completely normal too.