Twin Peaks Usenet Archive

Subject: Re: TP: Clueless on clues
From: (Barbara Hlavin)
Date: 1990-11-05, 11:18

In article <> (Robert Steven Glickstein) writes:
> >
> >Many of the significant clues that we've seen or heard on Twin Peaks
> >have been followed up on.  Here are some that haven't.  Any ideas,
> >anyone?
> >

> >1.  "That gum you like is going to come back in style."

"That gum you like is coming back in style" has no meaning.  I wish 
people would stop worrying about it. 

I once dreamed that I attended a wake for William Butler Yeats. 
Leaving the house (after setting it on fire), I found a picket 
line at the gate to the estate.  Leading the pickets was Jean 
Paul Sartre, who carried a sign that read, "WE PROTEST THE 

Those were significant features of the dream. 

However, earlier in the dream Noel Coward was playing the piano and 
Beatrice Lilly was doing her rope-of-pearls-as-hula-hoop routine.  
That was the equivalent of "That gum you like."   

In other words, not every single element of a dream is important. 
Some are just for laughs.  The unconscious is very witty, and 
sometimes it gets downright silly.  

That note of silliness in Cooper's dream struck me as just right -- 
very realistically dream-like. 


Barbara Hlavin				Oh I am a cat that likes to		Gallop about doing good.
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