lim·bo 1 (lmb)n. pl. lim·bos
1. often Limbo Roman Catholic Church The abode of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls, as those of infants or virtuous individuals who lived before the coming of Christ.
2. A region or condition of oblivion or neglect: Management kept her promotion in limbo for months.
3. A state or place of confinement.
4. An intermediate place or state.
This morning two strange things happened. Firstly I woke up at 07:30am with no help from my alarm clock, something I very rarely do. Secondly (and possibly a direct consequence of the first) I remembered my dream, something I even more rarely do . And the strange or not so strange thing is I actually dreamt I was still in Madrid so my unconscious brain must be in denial about the reality of living in a hotel room in São Paulo in a world of limbo, no house there, no house here, half my belongings with me, the other half still to be shipped, and a bodyclock which is stuck half way between two time zones. Taking a long haul flight and arriving just before a weekend means most of what I´ve done since arriving has been eating, drinking and resting, the closest feeling I know is being on holiday except this time your friends missed the flight and there´s no flight back! Below is another slightly more exciting example of extreme limbo