In my dream I was milling around in a large room along with a fair number of other people, none of whom did I seem to know. At some point I had occasion to observe myself, although I don’t recall there being a mirror present, and I realized I had an extremely long neck, maybe a foot long. It was most noticeable when I craned my head way forward: then it seemed as if my neck started farther down my back than it was supposed to. I was looking at myself from behind, where I could see that the neck was very bony, like it had several extra vertebrae. It looked grotesque, skeletal, with just a thin layer of skin stretched across it. I straightened my head up, thus tucking the neck against the spine and making it less obtrusive. As I glanced around the room I was surprised to see that many other people — though not all — male and female alike, also carried the extended skeletal neck structure, fully exposed when in the craned-forward position. No one else seemed surprised or revolted by the sight.
20 October 2007