The Netherlands, 36th conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, 25th June 2019
The society of dolphins, below water, want to ameliorate the communication between dolphins and humans. The have sent their best speaker to come to the land, they come to me because I am an electronic engineer and can translate their speech of a series of sounds. He walks upright on his dolphin tail, but is unsteady. I point to the sun as I know that dolphins see the sun when they stick their heads above water. I say the word sun in English, and in Danish, the dolphin imitates me and says sun with his thick lips. I then proceed with numbers, I put up one finger and the dolphin nods once, I put up two fingers and the dolphin nods twice. I am proud that I am the first human to speak to a dolphin, the first to speak to another species. The dolphin then points to the harvested wheat field and asks what it is. I try to explain plants and the wheat field and the harvest and seasons, but he can’t understand as these do not occur under the water. But I am content that we have communicated.