D- for Dream

Abdulkalam sir sonna rangekulaam ilaanaalum..adikadi oru dream varum.

I used to read lot of comics. Lot is less infact. Avlo comics used to read. Athula Lion comics na romba ishtam. I forgot which story it was but it went something on the lines of "I am legend" movie by Will Smith. Some deadly disease wipes out half the planet and only those with a weird blood group only survives the apocalyptic scenario. Athuku mela how the story unfolds I've no clue. But that theme of a few people surviving doomsday got stuck on mind and I used to have my own version of it running as a recurring dream. In all those dreams I would be standing on top of a jagged cliff, with the entire landscape down below surrounded by a greyish hue, smoke emanating from burnt down places and no sign of any life form on the horizon. No birds, no clouds, no moisture in air and the sky would be having an orangish kind of color. It would be so realistic that half the time I wouldn't even realise I had been dreaming. When the Will Smith movie trailer came, I was surprised to say the least and the dreams started again :)

It stopped after a while. Later when I got to read "Prelude to Foundation" by Assimov, the dreams started again. This time, I am the lone survivor from an erstwhile era, with the knowledge of the entire course of human history of that time. The people of the future would be querying me about the ways of life of the bygone era and would be calling me as the database. There was a character with ditto similarity on the story, on search of whom, Harry Sheldon (??) goes on a quest across planets. This novel especially had a deep impact on me. Will do a separate post on it later :)

Comments

Ramesh said…
Maybe its not a dream, but actually what will happen in the future. Picture a world devastated by some calamity - comet impact may be. Very few are left in the world. Among them are members of this blogging community - mango, amul baby, ggg, etc etc . We all look to thalaivar Gilsu who is standing on a mountain, to lead us forward. Gilsu tells us the story of the Will Smith movie to motivate us. Gilsu become Elijah Baley. Our guru is Hari Seldon

Now we all set forth in quest of Daneel Olivaw. The Foundation is saved :)
Vincy said…
happy dreaming!!
G3 said…
//This time, I am the lone survivor from an erstwhile era, with the knowledge of the entire course of human history of that time. The people of the future would be querying me about the ways of life of the bygone era and would be calling me as the database. //

Boss.. Oru Logical doubtu.. Neenga dhaan lonely survivorna appo future people ellam unga childrens dhaanae.. pullaingalukku kadha soldradha dhaan imbuttu theliva soldreengala??? BTW.. Mrs Gils human race sendhavanga illana.. avangala endha planeta sendhavanga boss??? :P
annasarp said…
After reading inferno, I kind of got this effect.
mahesh said…
VSR it is Issac Asimov - not ASSimov!!!

Thappu mela thappu pannitae pporey pa nee :)

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