Chapter 1; Dreams

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

Dreams really do come true! Some just happen, others take work to come true. Some are better left as dreams. How do we decide? The choice is not always easy. Which dreams are worthy of the effort? Smoke rings from a pipe entertain and are gone. What is the true value of dreaming? Which one is worth the effort it will take to transform it into reality? When is the time right? How do we know?

With me it’s an ache. Not so much a yearning, but a true ache. A back ache, knee ache and so on. If I am to catch a dream and live it, then it will have to be soon, before my body solidifies like setting concrete, or I am slowly tied down by the Lilliputians of time, one little string at a time. May be I am motivated by the fear of getting “old”, thinking that if I keep moving, time will not catch up with me, as if time can be escaped. I guess that is true, so off we go to shake off the tendrils of time. “It may catch all the others, but it won’t catch me!”

No need for too much analyzing. Does anything make total sense anyway? We all take our chances, even with the most conservative decision making.

Be careful what you read! People of note are quoted and we, the ordinary folk, are moved by wisdom that must be greater than ours!

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover is yourself”. –Alan Alda

“We are all guilty of crime; the great crime of not living life to the full. But we are all potentially free. We can stop thinking of what we have failed to do and do what is in our power. What those powers are that are in us may be no one has truly dared to imagine. That they are infinite we will realize the day we admit that imagination is everything. Imagination is the voice of daring.” –Henry Miller

Now these grandiose visions would generally just tickle my dusty wander lust. Even promises may be made to myself to simplify and add color to my life this year. But I guess I got lucky. Someone I care for and who cares for me said the right words in response to constantly hearing my threats to live my dreams. She said “why not?” What could I say to that?

Dreamers beware! Someone may come along and strip away all your procrastination. All you who care enough for someone to encourage them to get going, beware. You may find yourselves with a tiger by the tail or in the saddle on a shooting star bound for who knows where!

We, Joy and I, are off to Oaxaca, Mexico.

Stay tuned!


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