Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Rosei’s Dream

Single and unhappy with life in his native village, Rosei sets out for the capital in hopes of becoming one of the emperor’s councilors. Not long into a journey made difficult by his relative poverty, he comes across an immortal who after hearing his ambition gives him a magic pillow. That night while waiting for his millet to cook he falls asleep, dreaming that he married the emperor’s daughter. In turn he becomes the emperor himself, a fifty year saga that ends when his son drowns in the garden fountain. He wakes up crying, and eats his millet. The next day he returns home.