Today is Wednesday, October 16th, 2012. Last night, I had a dream where I was riding in this new train system. It was massive. There were 3 or 4 cars and each car was about 50 feet wide. It moved at high speeds on a single narrow track that was easily installed all over a city and even ran over the top of the arch of a blue bridge. For some unknown engineering reason, after reaching the apex of the bridge, it was necessary then for the train to go into a downward loop. It was a full 360.
I was in the last train, and everyone in my car watched the first car enter the loop, and as it came up out of the loop, it jumped track. We all knew we would subsequently crash, but we didn’t know how or when. We braced ourselves as we went into the loop. At the lowest point of the loop, we derailed at just the right angle and speed to simply slide safely on land. The weight from the other cars though, which were partially in the water, slowly dragged our car into the water too. As me and my fellow passengers dissengaged our child carseat like safety belts, I saw other people begin to submerge in the water while still fastened in. I jumped in and saved 1 black man before he went under water. I helped get him to someone on land to make sure he was OK. I dove back in to get a mexican woman, who had begun to take in water. As I brought her on to land, I pushed on her chest and she spat up water and began to breathe normally. As I yelled to others to get organized so we can save as many people as possible, I looked into the water and saw a toddler still fastened and sinking to about a 30 foot depth under water. I dove for her, unfastened her belt, and brought her to the surface. Again, I simply pushed on her chest and she spat up water, as simply as squeezing out water from a balloon, and she began breathing again.
I’m not sure there was much of a transition, but the next thing I remember seeing was President Barack Obama on the TV talking about the great tragedy that occurred the previous day, September 15th 2015 at 8:37 PM.
I woke up knowing I had to remember that date. I drifted in and out of sleep state with the urgency to remember that date. Finally, I broke from the struggle long enough to grab my iphone and send an email to myself with that date.
So tell me, future self, have any plans for a train ride soon?