Once in a while I wake up with the feeling that I have dreamed a whole intricate fantasy novel during the night; and if I could only get it down on paper, I'd be the next J.K. Rowling...
So far, I have always failed miserably on the last bit.
A couple of mornings ago, still only half-awake, I did make an attempt to scribble down a few clues before my last impressions of the dream faded away. I scribbled in Swedish (except for the last sentence, which for some reason I wrote in English) - but it goes something like this:
Family travels by train. Children discover mysterious things aboard. Train car full of books gets emptied during the journey. "Staff" wear belts with jewels. Something about language and keys to that language. Evidence removed during the journey.
Feeling in a generous mood today, I decided to give away the idea for free - with the only condition that I get to read the full story before it goes to print!
The image shows a Jacquard machine at our Textile Museum. This is a device fitted to a loom to simplify the process of manufacturing textiles with complex patterns. Invented in 1804 by a man named Jacquard, the mechanism is controlled by a chain of punched cards laced together into a continuous sequence. It is also considered an important step in the history of computing hardware.
"We sleep, but the loom of life never stops, and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up in the morning." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
"Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." ~ Sir Walter Scott