3 you're getting more and more relaxed, 2 your body is very light, 1 you're there. Lights out. I open my eyes and see a baobab forest, the Sun is purple and there are stars in the sky. I see grandpa swimming in a river of alcohol, while grandma lays down her dead baby in the hot air balloon. Mom is 6 and she pulls me by the hand to show me her dolls. It smells like chamomile and among the flowers, I see a dwarf holding a lamp. Excuse me, where are we? In the historical center of your subconscious.
(Translated by Eleonora Manea / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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