Marshall, a man who rolls his eyes at my nonsense nightly dreams, hardly ever remembering his own, awoke one morning and surprisingly shared his recap from the night. He had dreamed he was an Uber/Lyft driver, taxiing people across the island. Unlike most random dreams, this one got him thinking and exploring the idea, hunting for a new car that would qualify him to drive.
Deciding to not take his dream lightly, I suggested we pray together and ask God for a "word or sign or phrase" if this was the right dream to follow, literally, and, if so, what kind of car we should get. During my prayer I distinctly heard "MEEP MEEP!!" honk through my head. Exactly like the high pitch horn of a smart car. Whenever we pass by a tiny smart car we always holler "smart car, MEEP MEEP!", so I laughed out loud at the thought and told him "I just heard "meep meep!!!" and we began our search honing in on a van.
Days of searching for the perfect van (which nets more money per ride), led nowhere and marshall was getting discouraged, second guessing his decision. I continued praying, again asking for a word or phrase with clarity. This time I pictured a red brick wall going up and a cloud of dust settling. It was so vivid I could even hear the sound the heavy bricks made as they stacked atop one another. I proclaimed this to Marshall, unsure of what it meant (hoping it meant something to him. It didn't. "Trump's wall?" was all he had) while I began to wonder if walls were going up for vans and we should be looking at other vehicles.
Still dreaming of those moneymaking mini vans, we went to look at a Honda Civic, optimistic about this gem of a well kept car even before we laid eyes on it. After a thorough test drive, the car was ours.
In our excitement we took her out for an evening joy ride, pretending I was his first Lyft customer. "Hey! This car was exactly the amount of dollars you said was the max we should spend" he noted, pointing out his more than coincidental negotiating skills. The thought of this revelation brought me to another. "Honk the horn!!!" I casually suggested.
And you know what that horn said?!?!
"MEEP MEEEEEEEEP", as high pitched as ever. 🙌🏻🚙