of an earlier dream, where I was swamped by crowds in the middle of London
: this time I was designing some kind of public transportation
in the middle of London to help against exactly the kind of problem I had been stuck in, in the other dream.
I was planning a kind of conveyor belt that would run at ground level, right across streets and parks and whathaveyou. It was to mostly be flat, except for wedge-like raised bits just before seating. The seats were to be leather-upholstered swivel chairs, whizzing past right there on the sidewalk. I had some idea of the whole loop of conveyor stopping at intervals to allow traffic to pass over.
Then suddenly I was a woman, running about in some rougher part of London, and climbing up the sides of tenement
buildings holding onto chimneystack
s. I almost pulled loose a chimney, let go just before it collapsed, and shoved it back in place. A guy leaning out a window commented, came out to check it was ok, and since I was a pretty young woman
invited me to lunch at a restaurant in the building I had almost torn apart. I accepted, having to keep in mind that I was a woman now
and had to act the part properly. He took me up there, onto an open-air grill-type place with a buffet. He ordered something and I asked him what it was. He explained that he was having a grilled half swan
, it was their specialty
. I was keeping to my female role and so ordered something smaller, half a chicken.