Ah, Francois. Thanks for this — it was reassuring in ways that I can’t quite articulate. I think (I hope) you’re right to suggest that any interpretation of the dream as being about my own personal terror of my own personal psychotic break is far too literal, and fails to account for the distortions that the dream inevitably renders to its object. I’m intrigued by the idea that the I of the dream may actually have been the INP; my work does feel of late as though it’s breaking with (a certain kind of) reality, and I feel myself deeply torn about the direction that this project should take.

You’ve given me, as always, much food for thought. I’ll definitely keep you posted.