“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
I have always considered dreams to be possibilities waiting, begging us to take them out for a spin drive. There is always a leap of some kind involved because dreams take us from point A to point B, usually at an accelerated speed. For once we have taken the first tentative step it seems that we lose our footing only to be swept away into unknown territory, much like Alice in Wonderland. This is the profound moment when imagination engages with reality.
Paul Valéry, French poet, essayist, and philosopher, once said, “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” Dreams become concrete when we act upon those ideas born in moments of creative imaginings.
One thing is certain; we will be in a different place.
“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland