the man with the match

I was going through my diary from before I moved to Austin and this stood out.

My dairy entry from 2020

"I have this recurring dream. I'm in a pitch black room, and a man in his mid 40s with sharp features stands in the center.

His hand is held up to his face with a single lit match in it. All I can see are the parts of his face lit by the flame in his fingers, his smirking eyes locked on me, seeing straight into my soul, seeing everything.

His stare says, 'I know your secret, the one that you don't even know yourself, and if you follow me into the dark, I'll illuminate everything.'

If you come to Austin, I'll illuminate everything."