Dream of: 09 November 1982 (2) "Something Amazing"

It was Tuesday morning. I was at the Baylor Law School, where I was supposed to have a property class at 8 a.m. I thought about skipping the class, but then decided to go. I walked into the classroom, which had 70-80 people in it. Professor Newton walked into the class. I was surprised to see him there because I had another class on Law, Ethics and Morality which Newton taught later in the day at 11:45 a.m., and it had only about 10 people in it. But apparently Newton had arranged to have an extra hour at this time in which to teach his class. Since only about 10 people were in the other class, most of the people in this class weren't familiar with he subject of the other class. Nevertheless Newton simply walked to the front and began lecturing.

Some students shut their books and began listening to Newton. Others began doing their homework for other classes. Donna (a law student) was sitting near me; sitting next to her was Branyon (another law student). Their seats were turned around so they were facing the back of the class. Their books were opened to another subject and they were doing their homework. It was a class dealing with mental reasoning and looked as if it might be calculus, even though we were in law class. On the page of Donna's book was a picture of a cross- section of the human brain. An arrow was pointing to the brain; beside the arrow were the words "Something amazing."

Leah (another law school classmate) was sitting three or four rows from me. She, as well as the rest of the people around me, was working on her homework.

Looking at a piece of paper in front of me, I saw that we were supposed to have read in the text pages 38-128, as well as a legal case. I hadn't yet read the material since I hadn't expected the class to begin that early in the morning.

Beaty (another law student) was sitting near me; I asked her if she had the right book for the class. She had a small book about five centimeters long through which she was leafing. Apparently that was the "Law, Ethics and Morality" book.

I had a piece of gum in my mouth. I was tired of chewing it, but was uncertain whether I should swallow it or stick it on the bottom of the seat in front of me. It was quite a dilemma. I was quite sick of the gum.

As Newton continued to lecture in front of the class, I was having difficulty understanding what he was saying. He began circulating around the class; he noticed some people doing homework for other classes. He said something about it to a person sitting in the front of the class. The person stopped. The others in the class also put up their books from other classes and began listening to him.

Newton began walking down the rows of chairs. When he came to the area where my friend Jon was sitting, there wasn't enough room for Newton to pass. Jon stood up and moved his chair out a little bit. Newton moved on past. But when Jon continued standing and didn't sit back down, Newton turned to him, said, "I didn't mean for you to just stand there," and escorted Jon back to his seat. As Jon was sitting down, Newton put his hand on Jon's arm. Newton didn't see how Jon crassly jerked his arm away; but the rest of the class saw it. Jon seemed angry and was behaving quite badly.

Newton continued his lecture. He described a man without a body who was going around looking for parts of his body. The man found some arms and somehow attached them to his body. He then found a head and put it on. Then he had eyes and could see; but the man still didn't have a brain and needed to look for one.

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