untwisting the pretzel
this was a dream about an insect called a megaman. i do not know how mega man came into my mind. maybe someone here on SF mentioned it recently in a thread but i don’t know. a megaman is a bug of a seemingly sophisticated evolution like a praying mantis, or walking stick that appear exude intelligence & prowess. my dream took place in an area where the megamans’ habitat was located. there are 3 varieties and as happens often in nature the creature that lives in a certain spot takes on the color of that environment. the first meganan i encountered was green. it looked startlingly like a man but also the color of a praying mantis and with movement like one too. it had very cylindrical parts - legs “arms” torso and so on. it had a head and face that almost looked like a toy soldier. and it looked around like it understood. later i saw one that was kind of an ocher color. i did not see it for long but shortly after i saw one in close proximity to some purple foliage. it of course was purple and it had actually been in a bush when some kids started pulling on and shaking branches. they left - ran away - just before i arrived and i saw the megaman lying on the ground. i thought it had been killed by the kids at first but i saw it move. i told it to get up and it looked at me inquisitively but remained there. i gestured for it to get up and then it looked at me with understanding and started to get up. it was so exciting to see it get up and move. a purple megaman. a very intelligent insect.