In the dream, General William Tecumseh Sherman had a nervous breakdown, just as he had in real life. What was more to the point, though, was that he recovered more quickly in real life, which was mostly achieved by his heavy alcohol use, which blunted his terrible anxiety, which had caused his insomnia, which had caused his nerves to be shot. In the dream, he was seen, through a series of accidents, by four different psychiatrists in nine months. Additionally, they continued to prescribe him the wrong medications, which prolonged his absence from war duties. Eventually, he was told to visit a mental hospital. He remained there six days and was finally released after witnessing a vision in a dream, where he was told that he would burn
to the ground, in a terrorizing march to the sea. Georgia
At some point, General William Tecumseh Sherman, forced out of the mansion by Annie Bidwell, happened upon a hotel where he could drink his alcohol and not worry about his anxiety. There was some overlaid compartmentalizations about St. Louis and melancholic insanity, while he waited in the green room, with the views of the trees on the lawn. One of the trees was from
Bali, which reminded him of his time in and the French singer who gave him a wooden boat with a man and a spear on board. The spear became lost in some move to the Syracuse Carolinas, so the man just stood there on the boat, looking out at no water, but on a window ledge all the same. There was never anything on the menus out West, nothing but tri-tip and roasted potatoes, oranges, oranges, and oranges, and yet there were little tender songs about dying in mines.