Wake Up!

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Dreams

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

Gloria Steinem

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

 

Un-Birthdays are the best!

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“There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.”
Lewis Carroll

 

They say that when you have a birthday, you start your life anew.  Lewis Carroll, who brought us Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, reminds us that there are another 364 days to celebrate a new beginning.  And that’s the best un-birthday present of all!!