Raquel borrowed some of my sound gear for a show last night, and I jokingly told her that I'd be there "in spirit" even though I couldn't attend the function.
When I fell asleep, I was in a weird town, but the first person I ran into was Raquel. Go figure. I was worried about getting back to The Creek. She told me I'd be fine, and that she'd help me find a place to stay. We walked up to a two story house on an unfamiliar street. There was bass oozing out of it. I got the giggles and felt exhilerated. When we got inside, I realized saw this crazy stereo system, but there was a broken tape deck on it. I felt really sad. This other girl next to me was like, "Whatever! Don't worry!" and I was like, "Yeah, but that's my home stereo system! Now I won't have anything to listen to at home!"
I decided to walk into the next room. When I got into the room, there were people sitting on low, bright couches. As soon as I got into the room, I realized that I had totally let go of the anxiety about the broken tapedeck. I was aware of an overwhelming sense of calm, and the sort of "out of sight, out of mind" approach to objects that I think I need to start taking.
After cruising the party for a bit, I found Raquel and told her that I was already tired. She took me to an R.V., and I looked out the windows as soon as I got in. The view outside looked like the Gibsons Marina. I was relieved that I was so close to home, and asked if there was anyone who could just drive me home. Raquel said, "No," and my first instinct was to pout and act the princess. But instead I reminded myself to stay calm, and she laughed and said, "Just kidding! We're taking you home!" and all of a sudden, the whole R.V. blasted off the ground. It could fly!
My last thought upon return to the real world was, "See? You always think it's going to be worse than it is. Stop catastrophizing. It's all going to be okay. Not only will you get a ride home, you'll get a safe ride home. In a flippin' spinnin' flying R.V. What?!?!?