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The piles of book are stored up, useless knowledge.
Small dark blue vase with a dried flower:
Vase is from latin "vas" meaning "container; vessel".
Etymology of Vase
flower can mean "innocence, virginity"
Etymology of Flower
dark blue is the color of sadness or depression, even contrite.
Therefore, a dried flower in a dark blue vase can mean "Lost innocence within a contrite vessel".
The fact that the flower is dried indicates the lack of water and light.
Water represents the life of God and light represents the truth of God.
So therefore, that vessel refers to the dreamer.
The dreamer, who is weak and small, is without the life of God, is without the truth of God, and therefore has lost his innocence, and is therefore
depressed and broken hearted.
When one is depressed and broken hearted, they are struck down; the life is not in them to protect them.
This is what is meant by "It's what they used to call a 'buffet' in the old days".
Because in the old days, buffet meant:
Etymology of buffet
"blow struck with a fist or weapon," from Old French bufet "slap, punch," diminutive of bufe "a blow, slap, punch; puff of wind,"
figuratively "cunning trick," probably echoic of the sound of something soft being hit.
So therefore, the dreamer is being tricked, fooled, and therefore struck; albeit softly, in an effort to guide the dreamer away from his pride.
But the dreamer is led away from the woman by his curiosity, an angel which tried to bring the message, "Follow me to the roof."
The warehouse is the world. The world is a dead and decaying place, full of knowledge that seems alive, but it is dead.
It is a place of commerce and of trade. It is a cold, grey, dark, and concrete world. But there is a history there.
The musical instruments represent the inspirations of the world. Music is of course understood to be for inspiration and for communication. The
reason why the guitars are laid on their sides is because they are dead inspiration.
The inspiration and the communication of this world is geared towards self glory, hence why it is dead.
The reason there are more electric guitars is because the inspiration and the communication in this world is rarely organic anymore, but it is
manufactured and processed.
But what is left of real communication is dead indeed as well.
The highly polished black acoustic represents messages that seem to be beautiful, and seem to reflect light; but
the core is darkness.
The second guitar, the Renaissance guitar from the Grumman company, is this:
Renaissance means rebirth.
Etymology of Renaissance
The guitar represents the message, or the inspiration (guitars were used to make people dance, or to tell stories).
Grumman represents this:
A weaker word now than once it was; sense of "dreary, gloomy" first recorded late 12c. It also had a verb form in Old English, grimman (class
III strong verb; past tense gramm, p.p. grummen). Old English also had a noun, grima "goblin, specter," perhaps also a proper name or attribute-name
of a god, hence its appearance as an element in place names
Notice "grummen" is Old English past/passive participle verb; whose noun correlates to "goblin, specter". The idea is the same.
Grumman is "a man having been made into a grim form".
A company of Grumman would be, basically a group of goblins, or evil men.
So then it should be easy to see that the second guitar represents the rebirth of the inspiration and messages from dreadful men.
Turning on the lights in the dream simply means "This is what you chose to pay attention to. This is what you chose not to pay attention to."
The end of the dream gives the impression that you will be unimpressed with the things which you search in this world, and you will instead choose to
follow the angel out of lack of interest in the dying world; and you follow the angel through an exit aptly named: a fire escape. Because it all will
be burned up.
That dying world is "knowledge", "mystery", "mindless inspiration", "dancing to the tune of a pointless message"; so to speak.
It's easy to be interested in old dead things; but to us it seems new, because it was repackaged for modern pleasure.
Nostalgia is our worst enemy. It causes us to hold onto an ever dying world. For if there is another generation, it will be nothing like this
But the next leap into the future will be worse than the last. If you think the stuff that sells today is pointless and mindless, wait another twenty
years, if it is allowed.