Friday, April 10, 2015

I dreamed of owl toenails

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Last week I dreamt of owls. I was looking down at my bare feet and realized the toenails of both big toes had gotten really long. Instead of using a proper toenail clipper I just reached down and slowly started picking and peeling at the extra length at the end of my nail. As I was peeling it away, I realized something extraordinary—the piece of toenail looked exactly like an owl in flight! The way the flakey layers of the nail were peeling away, it looked a lot like wing feathers. I peeled off the other toenail, and it looked like an owl too. When I held up these peeled away nails for closer examination, they had both somehow grown to be about six inches across! 

A warning, this is what happens to your subconscious dream world when you immerse yourself in owl research.