Last night’s dream was an emotional roller-coaster, more like a Spielberg movie with great cinematography. Here’s what I remember.

I was on my deathbed, and the doctors said there was a technology that can I opt-in to experience a mega-dream (or something like that). So they gave me a VR headset, and I was in this metaverse where all the people I knew from my life were engaging with me. It pictured the places I visited as a kid. It showed me beautiful landscapes, animals, and architectural wonders. I even met movie stars, writers, and bloggers that inspired me. Then at some point, when I felt it was the end, someone said, “have a cold one.” Then I took the headset off and wiped the tears.


Woke up. Cold as Hell. Hugged my spouse and went back to sleep.

Why cold as Hell?
Negative intensifier. Also a reference to Dante’s Inferno, where Satan is portrayed as a giant demon, frozen mid-breast in ice at the center of Hell.

Cover Image: Satan is trapped in the frozen central zone in the Ninth Circle of Hell, Inferno, Canto 34. Illustration by Gustave DorΓ©.

Written by Mighil β€” Mighil is an indie musician and tinkerer with diverse work experience in technology and writing. He has had the privilege of serving in various capacities, encompassing generalist and specialist roles. He is currently based in Chengdu.


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