So it was Sunday morning, and I awoke from a dream where I had been driving my little bro's Subie (1994 blue) as I do most days I go to work, or well, out in a car.. and in this dream I had been driving alone & lost the brakes: they wouldn't respond at all, no matter how hard I hit the brakes.. soon I came to many cars, like a parking lot, and I swearved around the rows of cars missing most, but catching the headlight of one parked car with a horrible crashing-crunching sound as it took some of the velocity in damage.. however I was hardly slowed and kept going, out of the parking lot, and I don't recall where but I think down another hill, across a railroad track, and into a grass field where I finally stopped.
I got out of the car relieved it had stopped, and somehow my family was there.. and opening the car to help me out, although I was already out on my own, I looked into the backseat & opened the door to look closer: plants had been growing in the seats that I didn't even realize, like they do in our driveway and steps, but they had sprouted in the middle of the back cushion: an oak (clearly by its leaf) a little bunch of crab grass, some wildflowers, some vines, some other trees.. a maple, a pine or fir/too early to tell. I carefully pulled out those that were clearly trees or other large bushes-to-be, like the oak.. and collected them to transplant to the ground, but I left the grass & wildflowers that could flourish in the small space that they had chosen.
I guess I woke up thinking of how much I value & appreciate life, and how even when things get out of control, there's potntial good right behind you, and to stick tight & focus on your driving while you are driving, er. especially when your car is out of control. And I realized how much joy those simple plants brought me, and how life is like that: simple.