I "live as though the world were as it should be, to show it what it can be." I enjoy rainbows, books, Rocky Horror, and Octopi. In all honesty, I just want to snuggle with lots of blankets and not wear any shoes.
You know Dean’s devastation when the Impala is keyed is interesting considering his lack of affect when Sam’s face is injured…until you stop for a moment to consider what Baby represents to him. I have heard people call the car a mirror of his soul…and the parallel is apt, but on another level the Impala also represents John to Dean, or perhaps just a single brilliant moment in time when he believed that he had managed to earn his father’s love and approval long enough for John to gift Baby - something John loved as well - to him. And if there is anything at all Dean Winchester has starved for all his life it is praise and affirmation he is valued, wanted, etc. In that sense Baby may be his only enduring proof outside of Cas that he is worthy of affection and saving. Baby is proof to Dean that he has a purpose and value _ albeit at the price of his conformity to another’s expectations. This is critical this season especially because Dean needs someone to value him vocally even if they disagree with his actions…he needs to know he is redeemable and not destined to be a selfish monster, and he’s (unintentionally) receiving the opposite message from his fights with his brother. Sam and Dean right now are barely functional… they certainly aren’t reaffirming their love for each other amidst their mass of assorted issues, on the contrary miscommunication has almost certainly led Dean to believe Sam is barely willing to tolerate him, and certainly wouldn’t go out of his way to aid Dean if he needed (and its clear he does need, and soon) some serious saving from the things yet to come. Cas, his only other source of affirmation/confirmation of worthiness is inaccessible to Dean at present. So of course Dean is blank when Sam is harmed but emotionally wide open for Baby, in the same way most of us would be for a dear friend who is injured as opposed to someone who barely tolerates us - because something/someone we need (or think we need) to endure is under threat. When they attacked Baby they also attacked one of Dean’s few remaining subconscious proofs he’s worthy of being saved or being loved. As sad as it is the Impala is Dean’s current security blanket. Attacking it was attacking one of his few remaining sanctuaries.
As much as I enjoy the movie Frozen, stop saying it’s the only movie that teaches girls they don’t need a man to save them. RAPUNZEL FUCKING SAVES FLYNN AND BEATS THE SHIT OUT OF PEOPLE WITH A FRYING PAN. MERIDA WAS ALL “FUCK YOU I’M 15 AND I DON’T WANT TO GET MARRIED. “ MULAN SAVED THE FUCK OUT OF CHINA, SHE SAVED A FUCKING COUNTRY. So, would you politely shut the fuck up and stop.