Night Driving

Night Driving

Last night I had a dream that I was driving rather fast on a highway. I don’t remember where I was going or why, and I was alone. The road grew dark, and it became very quiet in the car, but still I was moving. There were no other cars on the road; nothing on the sides of the road; no stars or moon above, just pure darkness outside.

I could only see a short distance ahead, which was quite frightening, but I also feared that if I slowed down something terrible might happen. I woke with a start.

I’m not one to assign meanings to dreams; I tend to think they reflect an overall mood or state of mind rather than a direct message. But this morning I couldn’t shake the dream. I kept coming back to it.

Then it struck me that the dream is kind of a metaphor for the journey I’m taking with C: it can be frightening, isolating, claustrophobic, with no clear understanding of a destination, leaving only the thought that slowing down—giving up—is not an option.

And so on we go.

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