In my Monday night Mixed Media Self Portrait class at MECA this week the students did self-portraits inspired by dreams. While we were working, MECA freshman Bill Chiang (who was in the classroom with us painting a still life) meandered over to see what we were doing. He was bored with his assignment and was excited to see that we were working from our dreams. "Did you ever die in a dream?" he asked, then showed us a painting he'd recently finished about a dream in which he had died a violent death. I like seeing his alive and cheerful smiling face next to this scene of gory demise!