THE LAST BICYCLE RIDE
1-9-98 - DREAM: "I found myself riding a GREEN BICYCLE very fast down a highway. There were 3 other FEMALE friends following me on bikes. I seemed to be following a car ahead,driven by my husband. There were some INTERSECTIONS along the way & occasional trees on the side of the road.
I made the turns in direction with the car. The last intersection I came to, the car went out of sight. I decided to go on. The women followed on with me. 'Something' told us to stop at the next REST STOP, as it was the LAST STOP ON THE ROAD HOME. (I feel that this is the recent past, leading to this NOW station).
Past the last intersection,the ROAD WAS CLEAR & STRAIGHT..NO SCENERY..FLAT COUNTRY like the NEVADA DESERT. We peddled on a short way ahead,where we saw a STATION beside the road. We pulled in & stopped. It was in an isolated area,but like a MINI-MALL. It was NEW, bright & COLORFUL. We walked around , looking. We got some SNACKS to eat. I KNEW WE JUST HAD ONE NIGHT TO GET HOME BY THE NEXT DAWN. We saw a whole line-up of MOVIE THEATERS that were on ROUND THE CLOCK repeats of shows. 5 theaters in a row were showing a SERIES of OLD TV SHOW -'THE WILD WILD WEST'. There were some others after that in line. I liked that show, but decided to FOREGO the MOVIES while waiting for RENEWAL for the LAST LEG OF THIS JOURNEY HOME.
I walked on down the street & saw a little SHOP with a SIGN-"BICYCLE REPAIR". I opened the door & walked in. There was an OLD BEARDED MAN & an OLD WOMAN(his wife). They were kindly folk. I gave him my bike to repair. It was worn & the TIRES were worn & almost FLAT. The OLD WOMAN wanted me to come with her. She took me through a DOOR to the BACK ROOM of the shop. She was growing beautiful FLOWERS in WATER & pots, like a little GREENHOUSE. She smiled & picked some HUGE RED ROSE BLOSSOMS(3, I think) & gave them to me. There were no stems,thorns or roots. I placed them in a small oval flat tray that I carried on my bike. There was just a THIN LAYER of WATER for them to float on. I was pleased & grateful for the gift,but KNEW they were TOO FRAGILE to carry all the way home with me. They would dissapate. I enjoyed her space, but had to go back to see the 'OLD MAN'. (I have had many symbols & signs in writings & dreams over the years, of this "ANCIENT OF DAYS".
As I went back to the SHOP area, I found the old man 'pondering'.. He said, "I COULD FIX YOUR BIKE,but I DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT TOOLS. It NEEDS A SUPPORT placed in the FRAME & I NEED TO FIX & LUBRICATE THE CHAIN." I said, "DON'T WORRY, I HAVE THE TOOLS & CHAIN." I went back through the door to outside. I got MY TOOL KIT & A LONG LINKED CHAIN. I brought them back inside & PLACED 6 SMALL TOOLS (like ones for DELICATE-FINE WORK) into his HAND. I gave him the chain. He said,"MY! This is a EXTRA LONG CHAIN of LINKS! I CAN NOW FIX THE BIKE.'
I could see the ROAD AHEAD was STRAIGHT with NO STOPS or OBSTACLES..NO SCENERY TO DISTRACT..IT WOULD BE A FAST RACE HOME TO MAKE IT BY DAWN. We HAD TO BE READY & ABLE to MOVE FAST AHEAD HOME AT FULL SPEED in ONE GEAR.
This seemed to be THIS NOW. We were given the opportunity to rest a short time & get FORTIFIED for the LAST LAP of the RACE with TIME. We had to shortly BE ON OUR WAY. There would be no more chance for a reprieve. We must be ready & strengthened by the LONG CHAIN OF LINKS in and around this world,that ANCHOR & give STRENGTH to each other. The CHAIN MAKES THE WHEELS GO ROUND..and needs to be WHOLE & SMOOTHLY WORKING as ONE PULL. We provide the FINE TUNING TOOLS & APPLY THE ENERGY to MOVE the bike. This RACING 2WHEELED BIKE has only ONE GEAR..It moves quickly & smoothly when in GOOD FUNCTION. We have the ABILITY to choose a MOVIE while waiting for the BIG PUSH-PULL, or to GET the TOOLS in the HANDS of those that are EXPERT at FIXING THE VEHICLES we drive HOME. There is NO TURN LEFT in this road. The WAY IS CLEAR,but the DESTINATION is UNSEEN,except that I KNEW it was HOME. I did not look to see if the others were still following me & I followed no other.
BY: email@example.com (Jan Ingersoll)
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