Saturday, February 09, 2008

DREAM FOUR - Bird Brain

It took place out in the desert scrub, surrounded by rocky outcrops, scree and scorched grass. I'm observing this strange otherworldly beast, a black bird/man with a huge bill made entirely of shiny silver. It's furiously ferreting earth away, digging deeply beneath the desert surface. It appears to be looking for dead bodies, when it finds them it cracks open their cranium and eats their brains. It reminded me of a figure from the Egyptian book of the dead, which is half hyena and half crocodile, and refered to as 'the eater of souls'.

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