Dream Journal

Fearsome Giants, an Educational Experience

A house where special kids are sent to learn. A narrow plot on a high hill of San Francisco, up a long, rocky and steep driveway. Deceptively large. Its two-story atrium is built into the trees of its own courtyard. There is a platform whose purpose is not obvious at first, wooden branch railings overlooking a large pit, like an animal enclosure at a zoo. Then appear several selves of the viewing subject, larger and larger — future selves? — and then the last and largest of them all, the fearsome giant, with red and battered single eye socket, furious, powerful, malevolent. I interpret it might be a bit of the ol’ ego-archetype, come to scare some kids straight… not that it doesn’t also inspire them, too.

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