I didn't go to school today again, from "sickness". I wish it were summer again.
I had the strangest dream this morning. I was standing on a yellow dirt path bordered by small bluffs of excessively green grass; there was a horse wagon with a sort of wooden truck-bed on the back. Everything was in brilliant, beautiful colors, it was like waking life is black and white and the dream was color for the first time. The colors were solid and everything looked cell-shaded.
Although no one told me, somehow I knew that if I could follow along right behind the back of the wagon without falling behind I would get $20. The driver of the wagon cracked the whip and when the horses settled into their pace I was at a steady jog, lightly grasping the back of the wagon.
I had no idea how far we were to go, I just knew whatever distance I wouldn't stop because I really wanted that $20. We went quite a ways through rolling farmland; the air got salty when we turned down a road heading towards a great clocktower in the distance. I wondered if we would be heading right out to the ocean.
We went down that road for a long, long time. The clocktower was always there, always far away when I looked up at it. I got so tired of running, running behind the wagon got so monotonous, I was ready to turn back but I didn't think I could make it all they way back on my own (not that I had any idea what I would be going back to).
A flat yard with a fence and 10 or so cows came up beside the road. My wagon pulled up on the driveway beside the fence and stopped. The cows looked quite fake, overly round with anime eyes and perfectly round blue spots covering all of them in identical patterns. I walked up to the fence (the driver obviously didn't intend to go anywhere any time soon) and two lengths of it fell over. 4 cows escaped before the driver put the fence back up. He made no attempt to put them back in the fence but instead hopped on one of the cows' back, like it were a horse.
I knew then that I had to get on a cow's back as well. As soon as I did the driver rode off on his cow at a high speed and I chased after. The cows went extremely fast and bounced along like they might in a video game. I was having so much fun I forgot about the $20 dollars up until we got back to where we came from (which turned out to be a stereotypical farmhouse, also in brilliant colors). The driver had a big grin on his face and so did I. It was at that point I realised he wanted to bring me along to help bring the cows back to the farmhouse, because I was the only way the cows would get out of the fence, because my being near the fence would knock it over. Everything made so much sense then, somehow in my new understanding $20 wouldn't fit in and I didn't want it anymore.
So I rode the cows around until I woke up.