All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
― Walt Disney
Just a few weeks ago, Cheryl @ Gulf Coast Poet, who is a wonderful poet, mentioned in a comment on What Could Be(a recent post of mine), a line from the song, The Circle Game by Joni Mitchell. The line went ‘…dreams have lost some grandeur coming true‘. It has been lingering in the back of my mind ever since. I’ve never thought about what happens when a dream is achieved, I just assumed it would be a happily ever after, but that is definitely not true in most cases.
It’s a beautiful song. I loved everything about it! If you’d like to, please listen to this song while you read!
I couldn’t help but see how much importance I placed on Dreams, not to mention the fact that my tagline is ‘A Dream In The Making’ that indirectly implies that achieving dreams is the finishing point. But, it clearly is not. As Joni Mitchell puts it, dreams do lose some of their grandeur when they become a reality because it is the impossibility or improbability that made it seem so desirable or grand in the first place.
It is possible to believe that all the past is but the beginning of a beginning, and that all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. It is possible to believe that all the human mind has ever accomplished is but the dream before the awakening.
― H.G. Wells
We dream for a clean and healthy planet and unbiased justice systems and equality for all, but what happens when they come true? Will we begin to take them for granted now that it is now no longer a dream or will we continue to cherish it with the same importance we once attributed to it?
Taking our current lives into consideration, it seems as if, the freedom to simply walk around without having to worry about a microscopic organism inflicting harm on one, has reduced to a distant dream. Events like visiting family or even going to a grocery store have now to be undertaken with so many precautions and have to be carried out ever so cautiously. Before this pandemic happened, these things seemed so insignificant and just another part of our lives.
No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
― Martin Luther King Jr.
We seem to have a one way perspective, a line of sight that begins at one end and proceeds on. We don’t have one that begins at the opposite end. Hence, we see how things begin and assume how they end. How they appear, after the start comes to an end, is completely another question in itself. But now that we have thought about dreams losing their grandeur on coming true or vice versa (what we once took for granted becoming dreams), maybe we’ll try and preserve their splendour in our minds so that it remains prized forever.
Had we had the same attitude towards our planet, fellow humans, animals and plants, realising how each and everyone is a dream in themselves or someone else’s dream, I can’t help wondering how different the world would have been.
A changed perspective from the other end of the spectrum seems to make conclusions that once ruled above all almost non-existent. However, that is most definitely not a reason to stop dreaming. Where would we be if we didn’t have dreams to fuel our progress and propel us forward in the first place?
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
What Could Be
A huge thank you to Cheryl for sharing this song!! Feel free to share similar songs with thought-provoking lyrics! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on ‘..dreams have lost some grandeur coming true’!