Make your dreams reality.
It’s said that everyone has at least one book inside them, a story to tell, a poem to recite. But is this true? Most people read, even if it’s just the newspaper, but to write any of the above?
My experience is that if you tell people you write, they tend to regard you as being a bit odd, eccentric, or downright strange. If you talk about your work or share the fact you’re published, they either smile and nod and start to back away, or just change the subject.
My working life in the “real” world is extremely dull and people are preoccupied with family, bills, holidays, all the mundane things that make up their lives. If you appear a bit different, or have ambitions beyond holding down a job until you retire. If you crave something different, they tend to regard you as a daydreamer, someone who doesn’t quite have a grasp on the order of things.
So what is the order of things, what are you “supposed” to be? As I see it, you’re meant to conform, know your place and don’t dream of rising above the norm. But if we all did that, there’d be no artists, writers, singers, musicians, all those people who lift the rest of us out of the swamp of the mundane, into a world, however briefly, of beauty and wonder.
So, if you have a dream, don’t let anyone take it away from you. Even if the dream fails to become solid straight away, hang onto it, nurture it and one day who knows what might happen?
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