D is for Dreams
Everyone knows what dreams are, but I wanted to find a more personal way to describe them. Not the dreams we have when we’re asleep; the dreams we dream when we’re awake. I poked around google and found exactly what I was searching for:
A synonym for dream is HOPE.
That is so perfect. When I talk about my dreams, sometimes I’m referring to dreams that aren’t really tangible. They’re not dreams about a place I want to visit, a thing that I want to acquire, an event that I’d like to see happen, or even some form of knowledge that I expect to gain.
Of course, I do have those dreams as well, but I call them goals at that point. With planning and hard work, dreams become goals, and then goals turn into reality. So what am I talking about then?
What it all boils down to is this common thread I’m starting to see in some of the things that I love—they refer to a state of mind. Sometimes dreams are just a tiny kernel of faith (or belief) that the bad things will get better. Sometimes they’re HUGE, like the hope that magnificent things lie ahead. Living without these dreams, or hope, is a sad state to be in.
This reminds me of contradictions again—or yin and yang. One of the reasons I love dreaming (or having so much hope) is because I’ve been on the opposing side. I’ve been in that state where I believed my situation was hopeless, and I’ve lived without dreams. It was a dark and dreary place, and I hope to never go back there!
I guess you could say that I’ve done a 180—moving from complete darkness to living in the light. Dreams illuminate my days and hope flows endlessly, like a river through the desert (there’s a pun in there somewhere!).
Anyway, that’s about all for now. I have a six day weekend (Monday is a holiday), and I could go on and on about dreams, but there are errands to run and things to do around the house. I just wanted to pop in and conquer the letter D… and share my hope with you.
Things always get better, but first you must believe.
Keep Dreaming Everyone!
The featured image is actually a blend of two photographs from the beach. I’ve had it for a while, but wasn’t sure what to use it for. When I found the poem excerpt, I knew it was the perfect backdrop for it: Young girls with wonderful dreams… what a beautiful thing.