Happy Birthday, rechercher! Many happy returns.
I've been having "journey" dreams - I'm going somewhere, but it is taking forever, and I am often traveling on strange conveyances or over unusual terrain - this morning at one point I was clambering over piles of books. Most bizarre: a chocolate shop you whooshed through on conveyor, and you had to grab what you wanted as you were rushed by, over and around the tables and bins of various confections. There is usually some difficulty, either in navigation or effort, as well.
Went to see Pan's Labyrinth last night with gpq. Amazing, beautiful, grim, ambiguous. See it if you like unexpurgated fairy tales, or dark fantasy, or the history of the Spanish Civil War. Do not take your children.