Saint Sava (saint_sava) wrote,
Saint Sava

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Chase the monster.

I knew I'd made a mistake getting out of bed this morning. However, an intercalary passage from NPR's "All things considered" this afternoon somehow managed to make it worthwhile:

[Somali] children, when they reach the age at which their dreams begin to be haunted by monsters, are taught by their parents to chase them. When in a dream a child catches a monster, they are taught to demand of the monster a gift. Upon awakening, they must render -- in whatever medium available, be it pigment, stone, wood -- the gift given them by the monster.
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