Tuesday, October 18, 2011

what if...?

What if you slept
And what if
In your sleep
You dreamed
And what if
In your dream
You went to heaven
And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower
And what if
When you awoke
You had that flower in your hand
Ah, what then?

What if you slept? - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Ever play the "what if" game? Well "what if" life were a dream? It's certainly not something to be played, and definitely not a game. Life is a bit like a dream for some people. One day they wake or come to realize what they once dreamed of is now in their hand or hands. It's amazing for them. Ever do that?  Dream of something and make it real. There are more than a few people living in this world who are. And although I'm not there yet knowing that people do, makes me realize that it happens. As people living their dream is the best inspiration for others to continue to press ahead with their goals and reach for something that seems unattainable. A dream takes hard work and commitment.

Some people have found their destined long journey and they should continue to be well, take care, and filled with great joy while traveling along it. If you are one of those people then count yourself fortunate. I think there are other people who have to keep looking in order to find that destined path. When they realize that isn't on their current path then it must come to an end. Ultimately sometimes moving closer to the end of a trail for one person, like myself, simply means it is the end of a path for them. Not for you or anyone else. As far as I am concerned for myself there is nothing to fear by ending one journey to begin another. To revisit and loosely quote Keats: What if sleep were death and life is the dream? Wouldn't a person prefer to be living than dying? I know I would... For if this is sleeping, dying, then it is surely necessary to wake up, live now.

What's your "what if?"

enjoy the loving, living and breathing,

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