January 22, 2010

What I Dream About

My mother tells me that my preschool teachers used to tell her that they were certain that I would grow up to be a writer. They said that I had a very active imagination. They were right, I did and still do have a very active imagination.

I dream in bright colors and crystal clear images. I see movies play in my mind and wonder why I can't turn them into reality. I am not Walter Mitty, although I suppose that we share some traits. I am a dreamer but I am not someone who intentionally misleads other into believing that I am someone other than who I am.

I dream about writing books and becoming a published author. I dream about becoming a columnist and writing screenplays. I dream about becoming a doctor, a scientist and a teacher. I dream about playing left field for the Dodgers and power forward for the Lakers.

I dream about building a castle and manning the walls. I dream about traveling around the world and quiet moments at home. I dream about places and things that make me smile. I dream about MLBF and having a home library. A place with built in shelves and big overstuffed chairs.

I dream about owning a private jet and island getaways. I dream about living out the stories and promises and whispers of the night. I dream about that kiss and the moments in time. I dream about walking those roads in Jerusalem again.

I dream about doing the Ironman and the incredible amount of work it will take to get there. I dream about carving and reshaping my body so that it once again looks as I remember it.

I dream about many years from now when my children are grown and wonder if the visions I see will resemble reality. I dream of long walks on the beach and quiet drives up the coast.

I dream about writing songs and playing music. And sometimes I dream about being granted the talent and ability to perform them.

I have many dreams, far more than I have shared here. There are endless details that I could list but haven't. Some of these dreams will become reality and others will remain unfilled. The ultimate goal is to see that I don't look back in regret. I don't want to have a life that ends in I could have but didn't.

I want a life that is more than that. It is not to much too ask for. I may dream big, but I am willing to do things to make them into something more.

5 comments:

Heather Kephart said...

I agree that you certainly have a wonderful imagination and ability to express yourself!

I sometimes have dreams about performing as well. Also, running. Of course there are frustration dreams, but in some I can sing the way I want to, and run without losing my wind. Aren't those the best dreams ever?

After one dream about running I went out and bought some special running pants and set out on the road, determined to recapture the feeling. I started at the bottom of a steep hill and as I made my way up it, I was actually surprised to find myself gasping for air. I never forgot that. I think I stopped believing in magic a little bit that day. Of course I didn't realize then that dreams are often metaphors or suggestions of what could be with a lot of hard work.

InĂªs said...

Yeah, everybody dreams (ok, I think you dream more than everybody else) but I hope you have the strenght and will to make them come true.


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Jack said...

Hi Heather,

That magic exists, the magic we feel in dreams. It is just hard sometimes to figure out how to access it. At least that is how I like to see things.


Ines,

Thanks for coming by. I am a big believer that force of will plays a big role in making our dreams come true.

Walter said...

There are many things we want to achieve in life. But life is worth if we try our shots to make it possible. :-)

Jack said...

Walter,

Life is only worth living if we take those shots, at least that is how I try to live. To live in fear of what we could be seems to be so...