Perspective Changed

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


Related Post:
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’!

Thank you so much for reading!

Published by: Introverted Thoughts

(Always lost in thoughts, firmly anchored to dream-world but existing on Earth) Just an introverted teen who loves to read, write, and draw. I mainly post articles, poems and random thoughts. I use words for expression but pen them down for catharsis. Open to constructive criticism and any kind of feedback! P.S I also have a book blog, called 'Paper Hearts' under the name, Bookish Thinker!

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83 thoughts on “Perspective Changed”

  1. Very good post! “To Dream the Impossible Dream,” was one of the songs my eighth grade class sang together at our eighth grade graduation. The other two were, “Climb Every Mountain,” and “Born Free.” All songs to make one think of our role in tomorrow’s game. It is in the “dreaming” that “we make it special!” When we “arrive” the true journey has only begun. Then we facilitate another dream and the cycle begins again. This is what makes life intriguing. If we are unable to dream, life becomes dull, lack-lustre, and uninteresting. Once a dream is achieved, we need another “dream” to look forward to.

    Great post, Very interesting! Blessings!

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    1. Thank you! I love ‘Climb Every Mountain”! That’s a wonderful way to say it, ‘in tomorrow’s game’.
      Absolutely! We always need a dream to propel us forward. I agree dreams do add an element of beauty to life!
      Thank you so much! Blessings to you too!❤️

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  2. aah it’s lovely to dream 🙂 thank you for a lovely post. I thought of the lyrics sung by Luther Vandross “To dream the impossible dream
    To fight the unbeatable foe
    To bear with unbearable sorrow
    And to run where the brave dare not go”

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      1. I was totally joking!! How on earth could the state of my legs have anything to do with how often I visit your blog?! And actually, they’re fine too (my legs, that it). 😀

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  3. Wow, this also isn’t something that I’ve thought about that much. I think that maybe if you have to work hard towards your goal it helps you to appreciate it more when you achieve it. And maybe after you’ve achieved your first, major dream it helps to achieve others. For instance, after getting a dream job, someone could help fulfill a donation dream for a charity and then start their dream family? What I mean is that if you show yourself that it is possible to achieve one – you’ll feel more hopeful abou being able to achieve the others. I’d never heard that Joni Mitchell song before. The lyrics are indeed powerful – thanks for sharing.

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    1. That’s a wonderful way to stay inspired! I absolutely agree with how the harder we work, the more we come to appreciate it. But will you still consider that dream job a ‘dream job’, even when you’re fulfilling a donation dream?
      It is a wonderful song. I’m glad Cheryl mentioned it!
      Thank you for taking the time to read and share your thoughts!!❤️

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  4. This was such a beautiful post, I absolutely agree with what you’ve written (and you’re so eloquent ❤️). The seemingly unreachable aspect of dreams are what drive us and fuel us, and once they’re achieved, it’s easy to fall into a struggle of finding another dream to pursue. But dreams are infinite and always there when we need them most! Our reality started out as dreams, and for this reason precisely, as you said, we definitely can’t stop dreaming. Again, wonderful post!!

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    1. How the be-golly are you writing this post on the 19th of November, Eleanor when it’s still the 18th!! Whee, this time-travelling is really blowing my mind!
      Tell me – what are the winning lottery tickets numbers for tomorrow (pick a lottery, any lottery – I’ll be there!)?
      Ah – I can dream, right? 😀

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  5. This is so true D. Like, I tend to romantize things and then they don’t turn out as good as I remember. Like, when I did my Halloween post last year I had so much fun, and I didn’t remember having as much fun this year. But, I think we don’t realize how great a time period in our life is until it’s over.

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    1. Glad you could agree, Diamond. I do relate to that, though, not quite in that manner. Maybe, you’ll have even more fun next year😉
      Absolutely! You’ve said it very well.
      Thank you for taking the time to read and share your thoughts!!💕

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  6. what a wonderful post reminding us to look beyond and change our perspective. Love the song and your introspection and creation of this post from Cheyrl’s observance and so nice you awknowledged that. Have a beautiful Day!❤️✨

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  7. I actually thought of Les Mis while reading this post. “I Dreamed a Dream” is what came to mind- after all, Fantine’s dreams are now shattered and will not come true

    I actually had at least one of my favorite dreams coming true- it was my dream to see Les Mis in the West End, and I was able to do that July 30th, 2015.

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    1. I can see why. That’s such a beautiful and heartfelt song, especially the last line, ‘Now life has killed the dream I dreamed’. I agree.
      I’m so happy you got to see it!! That must have made for a wonderful experience and memory! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and leave such a wonderful comment! I hope more of your dreams come true!❤️

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      1. That is interesting. I didn’t imagine one’s personality type could affect their choice in matters like these. I prefer the final results as well, but I do appreciate the journey. I need to check which one my personality type prefers😂
        I even asked the questions ‘Why is it that the journey matters more than the destination? When one undertook the journey to get to that destination in the first place?’ in a previous post titled ‘Fall🍂’.
        Thank you so much for this piece of information!!😊

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  8. If we had the same attitude towards our planet realising how everyone is a dream in themselves or someone else’s dream?! These lines are lingering in my mind after reading this post. Well articulated D. ❤️❤️

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  9. Guten Tag.

    Alle Träume sprechen zu uns, zum Ausgleich, dem einseitigen Bewusstsein, wenn wir den Mut haben, sie zu deuten, zu verstehen.

    Herzliche Grüße
    Hans Gamma

    Good day.

    All dreams speak to us, to compensate for the one-sided awareness, if we have the courage to interpret them, to understand them.

    Best regards
    Hans Gamma

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  10. This was so intriguing! I especially loved the exploration of dreams losing their grandeur and the implications of that!

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  11. will we continue to cherish it with the same importance we once attributed to it?

    Sadly, it’s been my experience that we as a race do not continue to cherish things after they’ve been achieved. Future generations forget, don’t know, or can’t relate to the struggles, and sometimes we even take past achievements for granted to the point that we utterly disrespect them.

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