Dream: Whale-Swimming and the Green VW


Dream 20040130, 4:30 AM:
Chris and I are on a road trip somewhere. We are driving my red Ford escort. It breaks down; it has something to do with the oil, and it has done this before. Something about it indicates that this will be the final time, and it won’t be able to be fixed again. With very little to-do, I sign the papers that the man at the auto shop hands me, and we just buy a new car. It’s a green Volkswagen Beetle, one of the new style. We pack all our stuff, which is a considerable load, into and onto the car. It looks like we are going camping, with a lot of gear, and there is stuff strapped onto the top of the car. We take off again. When we get to where we’re going, it’s a huge swimming-pool, and we get together with the group we’ve met there, and go out into the water. There are big whales, one of the Balene types like Rights or Grays, out in the water. We watch as they breach and play, and we talk about them. I am absolutely in awe of them. The water is icy, and I mention to Chris that if he wants a thrill, he should stick his feet down further; it’s really really cold, like needles sticking into my toes when I do that. I kind of tuck my legs up. We’re in a shallower area, and the whales kind of pass by where we are, but are mostly out in the deeper water.

Then, we go out to some area in a wood; it’s another whale lake, but this one is more of a natural lake and not a concrete pool. Everyone turns on their car lights and aims them at the water, because it is still very early morning and quite dark. I talk to a young boy, who says something about how we’ll all need to cooperate when we’re out, and share our stuff with each other. I think we’re going to go out in a boat so that we can reach the deeper water where the whales are. I watch Chris turn the car around and put it into a parking space. I am pleased with how the cute little car handles. I start to think about the red Ford, though, and I’m concerned that I shouldn’t have left it with the mechanic. When Chris gets out, I start talking to him about it. I’m pretty sure that I didn’t authorize the mechanic to dispose of the car, and I think that it ought to still be worth some money even though the engine is shot. Chris seems to think everything is fine, but it stresses me out. I try to focus on enjoying the trip, but it’s tough when I keep thinking about the car.

6 replies
  1. darthcynthia
    darthcynthia says:

    Except for worrying about the old car that sounds like a great dream! Wow!

    And it’s funny you should dream about a Beetle.. that’s the kind of car I want! LOL! 😀

  2. admin
    admin says:

    Hee. Thanks!

    Actually, it’s been around a while, I just haven’t used it as much… decided that too many people in some of the fiber-arts and soap-making groups didn’t have any idea that I’m a GUY, so I figured I’d put my face on it for a while.

    How’s things by you?

  3. admin
    admin says:

    I’ve had some *amazing* dreams about whales. Chris took us to Sea World in San Antonio, and we got to swim with the belugas – but I’d SO love to swim with the big’ns.

    I don’t know what the automobile issues are about. My car is (hopefully!) fine for quite a while longer. I wonder if it has more to do with changing some other aspect of life; maybe it’s just a need for a different outlook.

  4. darthcynthia
    darthcynthia says:

    Interesting – not sure how you view the VW Beetles but in a sense that’s how I view them. Everytime I see one of those things they make me smile (I also find myself looking to see what they have in the “vase” on the steering wheel.. what sort of flowers etc). I haven’t had a car in a while (got rid of mine – long story) so while I do need a car, I’d really love to get one of those specifically because of mood/outlook type thing. Sounds silly, I know.. but after the time I’ve had the past few years I could really use something “fun”.

    Never know! 🙂

  5. atomslife
    atomslife says:

    I’m doing alright, thanks. Still settling in to the new place, but it’s coming along.

    I’m sorry I won’t be able to make the demo this weekend.

    It would be nice to see the Dallas soapers again, but unfortunately I won’t be able to attend. Have a great time!

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