It’s All Too True

I had a dream.

I was riding on a fast moving bus with a lot of other people. We were swiftly moving through a city.  I don’t know where we were going, but it seemed that at the time I did and it was destination important.

As I looked out the window, I became aware of a girl on a bike, pedaling furiously to catch up with the bus.  I saw her streaming down the sidewalk parallel to the bus, and she was losing ground.  I knew her.  I loved her.

“Stop the bus!” I screamed.  “Stop the bus!  She wants on!”  Immediately the bus pulled over to the curb and stopped.  The doors opened for me and I dashed out, to grab her in the kind of hug she loves, to welcome her onto the bus.

But before I could reach her, I saw her turn her bike away.

“Don’t go!  Please come onto the bus!” I pleaded with her, and started towards her.  But she turned her bike away and pedaled fast and furiously in the opposite direction.  I tried to stop her, but she never looked back.  I stood on the sidewalk and watched as she became a speck in the distance.

And then I woke up.

And wept.

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