April 25th, 2008

Relationship between "dream time" and "real time"

Setting: Guiyang, China; modern day
Searched terms:  relationship dream real time; dreamtime realtime compare; dream real time correlation

I'm writing an alternate ending for a story where the character wakes up from a coma, revealing that the story had all been a dream.  The dream consisted of meeting a fiancee and then followed their lives up until the death of his wife and then himself about 45 years later. 

What I'm wondering is if there is a set correlation between real time and "dream time", aka if there is something like 1 real hour = x time in dream.  I don't want him to be the age he "dies" at when he wakes up.  I actually want him to only be in the coma for a year or two. 

Bottom line: is there any way to tell how long it would take for someone to dream 45 years of their life?

Thank you.

ETA:  Thank you for your input, everyone.  I feel much more confident about the plausibility of cramming so much into a dream.  Thanks!

Working at a furniture store.

One of my characters is a salesman at a furniture store. What I need to know is just basic, day-to-day things. I've tried searching Google, but the closest I've come up with is a discussion on how much money this kind of job makes. I've worked in retail myself, but I'm sure there are differences in operations between stores that sell different things.

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Thanks to anyone who can help!

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