Monday, March 09, 2009

Dreams of my president

Nope, not that one.

This (from YLE) is possibly the weirdest news story I've read in ages, and somewhat disturbing on many different levels:

Tarja of Dreams Is Pragmatic

published yesterday 05:13 PM, updated yesterday 08:03 PM

President Tarja Halonen

Image: YLE

President Tarja Halonen tends to appear in people's dreams as a sensible, down-to-earth figure. Since Independence Day last December, citizens have been able to submit descriptions of their president-inspired dreams to artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen.

The dreams venture is part of a communal artwork project about Finns’ relationship to the president.

The 60 dreams that have been reported to the project to date all relate to the down-to-earth nature of the president. Dreams include Halonen drinking coffee in a hut, giving advice at a market square and sitting back and relaxing on a sofa.

If you are dreaming about the President in other ways, you're unlikely to write it down and send it to some artists are you?!?

1 comment:

Jukka said...

Tarja appearing in one's sleep. Isn't that the definition of a nightmare?