Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Ardent Dreams, Braided by Time

dream: n. 1. a series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. 2. a condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration.

I was going to post last night, seriously I was, but I couldn't recall any recent dreams that I'd had - I was also somewhat sleepy - so I thought I'd give it another night, one more chance for my unconscious mind to play. It didn't help however; it seems my dreams of late have begun to fade as the waking state slowly gains the upper hand.

Watched the third episode from season four of Ed Sunday evening, entitled The Dream and again last night while waiting for inspiration to arrive. Ed attempts to realise his boyhood ambition of owning a champion racehorse and Carol gets into a spot of trouble just for encouraging Warren Cheswick to follow his dreams.

At times it can appear that the ardent aspirations of youth have been lost to stark reality. Like a dream, they become distant and unreal, lurking in the background, tucked away in one of the downstairs cupboards of the mind for safe keeping while the world drifts by. Daring to dream, letting those aspirations take hold can be daunting. The easy road however, I've found, does not lead to dreamland.

Carol Vessey


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