Richard Armitage dreams prefer hotel rooms as setting

Previous Armitage dreams in which Armitage appears as Armitage: first (recurring) ; second ; third (recurring) ; fourth ; fifth; sixth; seventh. It’s striking that four of seven of those dreams involved hotel rooms somehow. So does this one.

Glad this journey is almost over. As much as I love the anonymity of the hotel room and its conduciveness to Armitage fantasy, I, the person who writes Servetus, was not made to be a road warrior. Even with the accompaniment of the vocal stylings of Richard Armitage, which have been great and very thought-provoking (hopefully a post coming up on disc 1 of LoTN.)

Thanks for all the good wishes and prayers, guys. I can feel them with me.

This is a short one.

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Phone rings — motel wakeup call. I hang up the phone and fall back asleep.

Richard Armitage is standing at the foot of the bed, dressed only in boxer shorts, talking excitedly on his call and waving his hands energetically!

I look up at him blearily. “What’s up?” I growl.

“You’re going to love this!” he says. “My agent’s just called — I got the new role!”

“That’s great,” I mumble.

He looks at me. “Aren’t you going to ask what it is?”

“What is it?”

“There’s going to be a new biopic of Sir Edmund Hilary‘s ascent of Everest, and I’ve been cast as Edmund Hilary!”

I push my head back into the pillow.

“Come on,” he insists, “what do you think?”

“Better than George Mallory.”

“Yeah,” he says, “you told me I can’t take any more roles where the character dies during the film for a while.”

“You’ll have to work on your New Zealand accent, though.”

“But wait, you haven’t heard the best part!”

“What’s that?” I ask. “You get to climb Everest?”

“Yes!” he says, “and the filmmakers want *you* to play Tenzing Norgay.”

“You’re crazy,” I say. “I don’t look anything like Tenzing Norgay.”

“That’s what it’s going to be so great,” he said. “You get to climb Mount Everest, too, and you’ll have to undergo a total transformation!”

I push my head back into the pillow again.

The next think I know, I hear a loud knocking at the door and it’s housekeeping, wondering if they can clean the room.

***

To see if Armitage as Hilary works for you, check out pictures of Edmund Hilary. Also notice that both men have already been on New Zealand money.

I do not bear any resemblance to Tenzing Norgay beyond being a fellow human being.

~ by Servetus on June 28, 2013.

45 Responses to “Richard Armitage dreams prefer hotel rooms as setting”

  1. But what about Machu Picchu? LoL…

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    • you’ll have to come up with someone who wants to make a Hiram bingham biopic. That would be interesting. He figured heavily in one of my favorite books as a child but I don’t know anything about him.

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  2. That’s hysterical. You have the best dreams! Travel safely.

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  3. It seems you are no morning person *lol*
    I really don’t care if RA looks like Mr. Hilary because the man had a looooooong life and if RA plays him I don’t need to watch him die in another movie, so: bring it on!
    Mmmmh wait, I only second that part if we’ll get a shirtless scene….no matter how the filmmakers fit that in πŸ˜‰

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    • I am *not*. πŸ™‚

      Hilary was also tall and lanky and had prominent facial features and that front cowlick. Not quite as pretty as Armitage. And yes — he lived to have many other adventures πŸ™‚

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  4. πŸ˜€ Hilarious! thanks…though I lost truck for a moment ..after”…dressed only in boxer shorts…” :]~

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  5. Oh, Servetus! LOL and pushing head into pillow. You have your own Everest to climb and you need to be your own Sherpa guide. Take care, dear, and wishing you a safe ascent and return.

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  6. There must have been a conection between “Hilary” and “hilarious” – you as Tensing… ROFL. And the RA of your dreams suggesting it dead-pan serious. Brilliant. Apart from the hilarity level of this dream – do you actually wonder what it means???

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    • yes … it’s weird that my at one point very intense interest in Everest expeditions would surface now. Or maybe not πŸ™‚

      and yeah. Don’t ask me why it would occur to anyone to cast me as Tenzing Norgay.

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  7. Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Excellent dream!!!!

    I don’t know many details of Hilary’s climb, but I do remember at all times thinking, “Who was the Sherpa? The Sherpa likely made the difference between Hilary’s fate and the fate of all those that went before him.”

    I like the story in your link of how Tenzing had earlier saved Hilary’s life by halting his fall down a crevasse. I was just looking at images of crevasses on ‘google’ yesterday!! They’re actually very pretty. πŸ™‚

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    • Tenzing was a great guy. I wouldn’t object to being compared to him, just …

      the pictures that come down from Everest are stunning. It’s just where you have to go to get them.

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      • Hmmmm. Are you sure that *you* are Tenzing in the symbolism of the dream?? I feel like you are Richard Armitage in the dream.

        It’s almost a parallel to the Thorin mountain / Hobbit relationship, really. We know Bilbo intervenes to save Thorin from what would have been a certain death. Quick thinking on Norgay’s part saved Hilary from hitting the bottom of the crevasse in an earlier expedition.

        So the symbolic relationship is between HIlary, Mallory, & Norgay. Maybe you’re all of them. Maybe you can choose which one. Maybe the dream is giving you a big clue on how to successfully scale any mountain of your choosing. πŸ˜‰

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        • I’m supposed to be everyone in the dream. However, I identify with myself most.

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          • Well, that’s fine – you were abruptly awoken in the dream, with an understandable natural impulse to not want to face any of your alter-ego’s “in-flight” adventures – (see ‘Call to Adventure’ under Hero’s Journey mythologies and look under ‘Not accepting the call to Adventure’.)

            I knew nothing of any of these historical figures in your dream – and simply found reading about them interesting. Never can it be said that your ‘unconscious mind’ isn’t sending you clues!! πŸ™‚

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            • another unsolicited book rec for you in case you haven’t read it already: Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air

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              • Nope. A few colleagues I attend theater with here in London like to run multiple marathons through sub-Saharan countries and / or take part in mountain climbing initiatives like Everest in their free time. I’m a bit ‘meh’ about these interests and always tease them that they all clearly have a latent ‘death wish’.

                My interest in Everest and Mallory / Hilary/ Norgay only extends as far interpreting your dream. πŸ˜‰

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                • The book is only incidentally about the history of Everest climbing; it’s occasion was the notorious Everest climbing disasters, and it’s really a book about impossible journeys. I had zero interest in Everest climbing before I read it. Really readable and worth it.

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                  • Are you interested in impossible journeys?

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                    • I’ve been on a lot of them.

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                    • I can’t say I’m interested in impossible journeys – but then, as Ana Cris points out in her Warrior Dance post, there’s a difference between the ‘Hero’ and the ‘Warrior’: “The Hero does not know his limitations.”

                      I mean, why else would that fool Hobbit have intervened when Thorin was about to be beheaded? πŸ˜‰

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                    • With one exception, I would say I haven’t had a lot of choice about the ones I’ve been on. Not everyone gets to choose everything about how her life works out.

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                    • I don’t think many people get to choose how their life works out. 😦

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  8. Sorry to hear you aren’t enjoying the road warrior lifestyle. I absolutely *LOVE* road trips and driving. I used to go for drives at 2 am in college just because it helped me to think better – totally meditative for me. πŸ™‚

    Hotels are a home away from home from me (well, I do split time between two homes), but I find hotels are almost the most recognizable since I see them so often in between traveling from one home to another. πŸ™‚

    I’ll be curious to hear what pattern you recognize from all these dreams occurring in hotel rooms. πŸ˜‰

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    • It’s not the driving that’s the issue.

      My thoughts for the last two days have been circling in the following pattern:

      1. I have to be more singleminded in pursuit of my goals and desires.
      2. My life is too complicated.
      3. I don’t know how I can possibly simplify my life in the next year.
      4. I don’t know how I can manage everything.
      5. [despair]
      6. The only way not to feel despair is to move toward pursuit of my goals and desires.
      7. Repeat from step 1.

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      • hmm, dream Richard suggesting a “total transformation” into someone who essentially removes themselves from civilization makes sense in relation to those thoughts πŸ˜‰

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        • yeah, I was also trying to figure out where on the side of “fight” vs “flight” this dream fell πŸ™‚

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          • well, Richard suggests it but you don’t take him seriously, so I think that cancels out “flight” πŸ™‚

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            • although I hide my head and fall back asleep as well.

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              • Well, you are to be transformed into the guide, the one who knows the way and the keys to surviving the journey. You will be competence personified and you will endure, as will Richard. You may want to bury your head in the pillow and not look at that yet, but when you look up, he will still be there, in his cute boxer shorts, waiting for you.

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              • so maybe dream you will ponder the suggestion and then act one way or another? we’ll have to wait for the next dream installment to find out. cliffhangers! πŸ™‚

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      • Hmmmm….. let’s tackle these as you have numbered them:

        1. Sounds great! I hope you are asking others for help!!
        2. Is your life more complicated than mine, do you think?
        3. If you can’t simplify, maybe you can receive more help to handle the complications better
        4. It might help if you ask others for help to manage things
        5. Having others helping might also help lighten this load
        6. Cool – sounds good!
        7. Please return to my list #1.

        Wow, given this list above and the dream – I really hope you’ve got your expedition team together!! No one scales the mountain of life without an expedition team… and probably a handful of very specialized Sherpas. πŸ™‚

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        • 2. I don’t think my life is more complicated than yours (anymore) but nonetheless my life needs to be less complicated than it is.

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          • 2. Well, it’s not meant to be a competitive statement – only to point out that there is absolutely no way in HELL I could even function marginally in my life without a LOT OF HELP.

            3. As simplifying my life (at cost of my career / life satisfaction) is not an option I would choose, I have also had to consider how to better engage the help of others in managing many of the implicit complexities.

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            • I guess I don’t know what I’m not doing in that regard that you think I should be doing.

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              • I just hope you are asking for and receiving LOTS OF HELP to tackle the obstacles you see between yourself and the reaching of your meaningful goals.

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  9. I think it would be so great if this were true. I’d love to see it

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  10. Some interesting parallels between your dream and RL. A lot to think about on your drive. I hope you have an audiobook of Richard’s playing or some great music to keep you company.

    Safe travels!

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    • I did have LOTN discs 1 and 2 …

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      • I need to find myself LOTN somewhere. I got the last 2 from where he reads the first 4 episodes of Robin Hood S1, have yet to listen to them as son2 has not been home to listen with me. I just might Sunday while making dinner, son2 can when he gets home.

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  11. […] Here’s the list of previous times I’ve dreamt of Richard Armitage as Armitage: first (recurring) ; second ; third (recurring) ; fourth ; fifth; sixth; seventh; eighth; ninth. […]

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