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Join me! I’ve just put on a pot of Stone Soup!

Dreamers like me don’t often join things. We’re shy, odd, different somehow. The Musement Park is a dream for dreamers to share, its very heart is the desire to join with other dreamers.

You know the story of Stone Soup, right?

A wanderer enters an unfriendly village and can’t get anything more than the loan of a large pot of water, and even that is only after he promises to show he can make soup from a stone. He builds a fire and gets the water boiling, then pulls a small, polished stone from his pocket and tosses it in.  “Ah yes,” says the stranger, “this will be a fine soup after it boils awhile. It would be even better, though, if I had some seasoning.” A villager offers some salt and pepper in exchange for a share of the miraculous soup. The stranger accepts, and remarks that a potato or two would give the soup some body, and another villager volunteers to contribute a couple if he can share the the wonderful soup, too. One by one, the stranger mentions ingredients that would improve the soup, until finally all the villagers join in by adding something to make a hearty stew.

This stage of the Musement Park is just the stone in the water. I need other dreamers to join with me, dreamers who want to be with other dreamers who will enjoy the same things. We will do things together that we’ve only done alone before, sharing the things that other people look at and don’t see what fascinates us so. At first we’ll just talk about them here (and on Facebook, soon, I hope). I have lots of books and neat stuff to share in the Dreamer’s Haven, and I hope others  will add their stuff or start their own versions.  We may all be dreamers, but I’m sure we can be very different in other ways.join Sixtiesjoin goth

We’ll need money and people with business smarts. Perhaps a campaign on Kickstarter or Indiego would be the way to go. If you consider yourself a dreamer, join with me and let’s see what united dreamers can do!

I was born in 1960, raised in a family of fundamentalist Christians (I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a child). A bookworm, dreamer, and nerd, I loved my faith and also science, fantasy, imagination, creativity — I could never settle on who I was and what I wanted to do, and never seemed to fit in anywhere. The Musement Park is meant to be as close as possible to a theme park on the planet I seemed to come from.