and we were invited! Strange double reality
this dream: it was at the same time a film we were watching
as well as the reality we were living. You watched it while
it was happening
; you lived it while you watched it.
There was a blonde woman with two daughters: I played the
younger of the two.
Many scenes, but I only remember two.
- I was on the roof of the Vatican because the press
of people and the intensity of the party was getting a
bit too much for me. In the distance and the half light
I could see Jackie Chan sitting on the roof as well. It
was a huge roof, and he was far away. He was on the roof
for the same reason I was. He stood, walked to the edge
of the roof, and stepped into the rain gutter. It was
a very wide gutter, about 3 feet wide, and he lay down
in it. I found this alarming, because I'd seen the movie
before, and wasn't sure whether the rain gutter was going
to hold: I thought it might be the next scene, in which the rain gutter falls.
- Now I'm in a theater, watching Jackie Chan on the
roof. The party has gotten to whatever comes after
out of control. There is a fire, and many
partygoers are in danger. I get up and say to my SO,
"I have to go, because I save a lot people in this
scene." If I don't go, they don't get saved. I have
to get up on the roof. On the screen, Jackie steps into the rain
gutter, and it gives way. The ankle of Jackie's pants
gets caught in the gutter; the gutter hangs on by a nail.
It careens dangerously in every direction. By extreme
and comical gymnastics, Jackie gets back on the roof
and down to the party where he starts saving lives.
- Walking down a street with whatshisname and an
old lady says to him, "I've got a job for you, if you're
tall enough and horny enough." He asks, "What is it?"
She replies, "Just be here tomorrow with six bucks and
your asshole in a paper bag." Me: "I don't like the
sound of that." Him: "What the hell does that mean?"
[His that referring to what the old lady said.]