Welcome to the Dream Emporium. We sell dreams.
This idea has been with me since the morning we chose Dreams/Fantasy as a theme. Someone comes to the Dream Emporium, which is run by a man who looks like Joe Turkel from The Shining and Blade Runner. And he says, “Welcome to the Dream Emporium. We sell dreams.” The room should have surreal things, like doors that open to reveal eyes and people walking on the walls. It should resemble the doctor’s office in The Face of Another. But last night, something else came to me. There should be butterflies as a motif. Perhaps the workers at the Dream Emporium should wear butterfly insignia. And when the visitor to the emporium leaves, perhaps he should transform into a butterfly. Why? Because Chang Tzu dreamed that he was a butterfly. And after he awoke, he was not sure if he was a man who had dreamed of being a butterfly or if he was in fact a butterfly who was presently dreaming of being a man.