i dreamed i was an apprentice under a great master. he was very jimmy-like, if not j himself. five masters had gotten together and decided to have a competition among their best students. it was to have several parts and i came into the dream during the first part.
i was on horseback, riding fast down a raised dirt path that ran above a roadway. i had a dog companion as well who either rode across the saddle in front of me or ran alongside the horse, depending. at one point, i let my dog go and was joined very soon by another. this seemed to be part of the rules or something.
i was racing to the outskirts of a rural area to a cylindrical building. once i got there, i raced thru a smaller forebuilding, asking a woman as i passed about my competition. one girl had beaten me thru by 40 seconds and i grinned knowing i’d catch her easily now.
i dismounted and climbed the very tall cylinder building wall. it was flat metal with no place for holds and i must have had some magical skills to make it to the top. once there, tho, i felt the wall shake and sway and i lost confidence in my abilities and worried i’d fall several stories. once i realised that the worry was my trouble and that i was falling behind my competitor, i regained my head and scaled the wall and dropped into the sand on the other side, ending the first leg of the race in a close second. the masters seemed very pleased and discussed off to the side how things had gone. a couple were old chinese fellas with long thin moustaches.
i sure liked having a strong, responsive horse under me…