I know Fran is mentally ill, and I am somewhere talking with her, gossiping. She’s not as bad or as mad as people say.
My friend Fran did have mental issues. She was one of the most supportive friends I knew and the best listener. She helped me cope with the intense stress I was under. The fact that we gossip in the dream, and that I don’t think she is crazy, is interesting. Perhaps madness is rarely as non-sensical as people fear, but it’s also a commentary on the irrational world I inhabited, where people spread lies disconnected from truth or reality. My real world was truly a crazy place.