Let me tell you the story of Noth. Noth the bus driver.
He was different from other bus drivers. Quite peculiar I should say. He did not drive people to places, nor did he bring little children to school. In fact, Noth never stopped at bus stops like what a good old ordinary bus driver ought to do. Let this not mislead you though, for Noth was a good man. A very good man indeed. It just so happened to be, that Noth was far from ordinary. For he did not drive just any other bus.
This bus driver drove… the Dream bus.
Much like Noth, the dream bus was far from ordinary. It was big, blue and wobbly. It wobbles from side to side for it was a very very big bus. What was even farther from ordinary was that the dream bus did not have any wheels at all. It floated just above the pavement, like a wooden spoon swimming in a bowl of cereal. Why, even its windows were oddly shaped. There were those that went all the way from top to bottom. There were others that were all squiggly and curvy. Some of them were round, and there were others that were the shape of half eaten mushrooms. There were windows all over the bus! There were ones on the roof. There were ones that went round the sides. There were even ones that were underneath the bus! It is no wonder why the dream bus had no room for doors anymore. It was the biggest odd looking bus one could ever have seen. That is… if one would be able to see it. You see… Noth’s bus, although big, blue and wobbly was invisible.
Well, to the human eye that is. It is said to be that little puppies (as well as big dogs) can in fact see the dream bus. They stop and stare, intently watching as the big blue giant slowly passes through walls of bedrooms, kitchens and attics. Leaving dreams to enter through unsuspecting sleeping ears. They watch as the rest of the fish-like dreams swirl about with its colorful contents constantly bumping and crashing against each other.
Noth’s job as you all would have noticed at this point isn’t like any other. Instead of children, or the elderly, Noth filled his bus with all sorts of marvelous dreams! There were big ones, almost the size of a football. And even small ones, those that were barely the size of a circus peanut.
These dreams swim around his big blue bus, like what fish do in the bright blue ocean. Inside the bus they stay and wait until they fill the sleeping with all its contents. It is very important that one must know, that dreams are never created to be bad. Bad dreams (for lack of a better term) are merely results of unavoidable circumstances. Though big and blue, being wobbly does not help dreams at all. They bump and crash and rub against each other even if Noth drives ever so carefully.
This bumping and crashing give mermaids a horse for a head, bunnies squiggly octopus tentacles, and carpets very very large fangs. This may seem unpleasant to those asleep. And absolutely horrifying for those awake.
Unlike the others who have very strange jobs like Noth. He was not one to flaunt it. He never said yes to interviews nor allowed people to see the inside of his workplace. It was not that he was shy, or anything similar to that feeling of being ashamed. Noth loved his job, he just did not care for fame (though he is fully aware that such fame awaits in carrying such a strange job). He did care though for secrets and for keeping them secrets. For there are very little of them left now.
He also did not care for clothes or brightly colored costumes that would probably fit his strange job. Noth drove his blue bus wearing laced up unmatched shoes, and a coat that now resembles the color of wet earth.
At this point, one must know that all that I have written are merely accounts taken from observation. For I too, by virtue of birth lottery, am human. It just so happened that can understand the stories of puppies.
I have included additional notes that might be helpful.
1. When I asked her the name of the bus driver, I think she was trying to say “Nothing” as a response to my question. She stopped at Noth— and murmured the rest since she did not know a lot of big words. Even if I have come to realize this, I have decided to respect what she said and keep the name Noth.
2. For dreamless nights. She suggests that one wear earmuffs to sleep. They work better than dream catchers. She also finds it absolutely ridiculous to cover ones eyes.
3. Daydreaming is difficult to avoid. She says that she has never seen one that has successfully dodged a dream.