Penny and I are visiting a luxury spa. We meet some of the other guests; a lesbian couple and a young man, who is wearing a hoodie, so we cannot see his face. The five of us are sitting on the deck, beside the swimming pool, chatting amongst ourselves. The…
I have been commissioned to paint Kerry's portrait (bus driver colleague, who is dying of cancer) for the Archibald Prize. I plan to paint her in her hospital bed, ravaged by cancer, plus an image of her standing beside the bed in her bus driver's uniform and another image of her standing on the other side of the bed dressed as a veterinary nurse, which was her first profession. Her mother is the person I am negotiating with about this painting. Kerry's partner, Phillip (another bus driver colleague), is there but he is very much in the background. He doesn't speak with us.
Dream notes and associations
You met Kerry in my Globe Artichoke dream. She has a very aggressive breast cancer and hasn't long to live. It was only recently discovered and was in a very advanced stage. Her partner, Phil, I've barely spoken to since this has happened. He is keeping a very low profile at the moment. I have not met Kerry's parents.
My feelings throughout the dream and on awakening
Sadness, despair, some fear, anger, but it was very much in the background