Dream of: 16 September 1999 "Lost Moments"

Around 8:30 a.m., I was planning out another comfortable day at home. Thinking I might start out by watching a movie, I glanced through the television guide to see what was on. It looked as if an interesting movie would start at 9 o'clock, but I saw another movie which started at 8:30, and it also looked good. The name of one of the movies, Lost Moments, was made by Alfred Hitchcock, and I thought it would probably be the best. But when I turned on the television and began watching, I became confused about which movie started at 9 o'clock and which one at 8:30, and I simply started watching what was on the screen.

On the television screen a huge train engine pulled to a stop. Dozens of small children climbed off the train and begin running around the engine. The scene was particularly vivid, and I could see many of the children in detail. Some of the children even lay down in the middle of the train tracks, and when the train began moving, the children remained lying down between the tracks, allowing the train to run over them without injuring them.

I didn't yet know what the movie was about, but it was interesting, especially the frenetic way the children piled out of the train and positioned themselves on the track. I thought it must be interesting to work on producing movies like this. I even thought I might be interested in working on producing a movie. I had the time now, since I had no regular job. Of course I wasn't exactly sure what I could do. But if I were involved with a movie, I could do anything. I could even be involved in simply raising money for the movie, finding backers. But life was so comfortable here for me now. I really didn't have to work. I didn't have to get involved in all that. I could just stay home and be comfortable. Why would I want to go out there and go through the hassle?

When I snapped out of my reverie and looked back at the television screen, I was surprised by what I saw. The train had moved on, leaving a view of the empty tracks. But shockingly, the tracks were covered with splotches of blood and small scraps of clothing. Clearly, many of the children had been run over and smashed by the train. Quite a gruesome sight.

However, I realized this movie had a twist. The bloody scene on the screen hadn't actually happened. This was the vision of a man in the movie, a man who was able to have brief glimpses of the future. Now that he had seen what could happen to the children, he could possibly stop it from happening. Now I realized this was the movie Lost Moments, and that the title of the movie referred to the moments when the man had his visions of the future.

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