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Dream at The Royal Marine

For a short period of time, I lived in Ireland. For a short while, I was a Dublin girl and I rented a flat in Mountjoy Square, not realizing it was a rough area of town. My flat was so charming, I was sad to leave! Upon arrival and departure, I stayed at The Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire which is waterfront to the Irish Sea. My first morning that I awoke in my hotel room after a long day of traveling, I was bewildered to hear the sounds of seagulls and then remembered, “Oh yeah, I’m in Ireland.”

One night in Ireland at The Royal Marine Hotel, I dreamt I was standing near the Cliffs of Moher, watching the Irish sea. The wind, rocks, waves, and salty mist felt crisp on my face and my skin. I was alone and didn’t see anyone nearby. The ocean seemed infinite from where I was standing. Everything was cascading in the light, and the sky and the sea were a mixture of blues, greens and golden light from the sunshine. Suddenly, I looked at myself from above, like I were in the air, no longer in my body. And I watched myself close my eyes, lean my head back and smile—my long hair blowing in the wind. Then I saw millions of tiny, pink, and red hearts pour out of my sternum like the bats coming out of a cave, flying into the sky and out to sea, until the hearts faded into the distance. The hearts looked so real. It was a beautiful visual and the imagery and the colors still linger in my memory as if I dreamt it yesterday. Later on in my flat near Mountjoy Square, I wrote a few friends overseas about this dream. This dreamland memory popped up a few days ago, and I wanted to share this amorous dream in my digital diary, too.

Published by Nicolette Mallow

‡ Nicolette Mallow is an Artist: writer, dancer, vocalist, thespian, model, and (amateur) photographer. Writing is Mallow’s strongest artistic skill. Internationally published in the United States and Europe, Nicolette has obtained 110+ publications thus far. Mallow has interviewed an extensive list of talent and collaborated with companies and PR teams from Texas Monthly, National Geographic, Prevention Magazine, HBO Films, The Hollywood Reporter, SXSW, The David Lynch Foundation, Cine Las Americas, The University of Texas at Austin and more. Presently her portfolio entails 12 national awards or scholarships, including both individual and group projects. Working with Press and Publicity teams from companies like Sunshine Sachs, Fons PR, Frank PR, and CW3PR — Mallow can liaise with publicists, entrepreneurs, and their brands. Since 2005, for 17 years, Nicolette Mallow has covered numerous press, corporate and red carpet events as a (dyslexic) writer. Mallow has interviewed talent far beyond her years, including Jimmy Chin, Greta Gerwig, Bob Roth, Dr. Travis Stork, Joan Lunden, Larysa DiDio, Lauren Handel Zander, James White, Jay Roach, Naomi Whittel and Roc Chen. Once, she was a public speaker for a national business conference. Her career is diverse and transcends a vast array of industries, but the focus is always on the arts. Nicolette Mallow does enjoy all forms of writing, but her favorite writing genres to create entail editorial, arts & entertainment, literary journalism, travel, magical realism, nonfiction, technical and promotional publicity. Over time Nicolette has attained Press Credentials to events like Texas Film Awards (hosted by Austin Film Society), The Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin Film Festival, Euphoria Music Festival, and The Blanton Museum of Art. She also wrote for Savannah Magazine, a radio station operated by EMMIS Communications, District newspaper, and the Thinkery (formerly Austin Children’s Museum). In her spare time, Nicolette creates a magical realism novel and turns her nonfiction memoirs into short story novellas. Obtaining two degrees from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD), she has a Master of Arts degree in Arts Administration (a graduate degree now recognized as Creative Business Leadership) and a B.F.A. in Writing. Born and raised in Texas and NYC—Nicolette Mallow is also a world traveler that lives for art and loves to learn. “L’art Pour L’art.”

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