I found an old notebook in which I had written down some dreams. Here’s one that I had on September 4 or 5, 2013.
I was hanging out with Mr. Ess in a crowded touristy area. We had six ice cream bars. I wanted to eat them, but wondered if I could sell them for $1 each, then reinvest the money in popsicles. Mr. Ess was telling me about a guy he knew who made a woman a hat out of cactus. Whenever the hat fell apart, he’d make her another one out of fresh cactus. I was only half listening, contemplating ice cream economics, and I said, “That must have been cool.” Mr. Ess said, “Fuck no!” And the we laughed.
So I did a Google search for “cactus hat” and found this woman:
I wonder if this was the woman Mr. Ess was telling me about.
A little more research, and I found the website of the woman who made the cactus hat, who I guess is the woman in the photo. This particular cactus hat has been sold, but you can commission her to make you one of your very own. To learn more about these hats, go here: https://www.behance.net/gallery/1640042/The-Best-Cactus-Hat-in-the-World.