Another quote resonates with me for obvious reasons, which is “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” (T. E. Lawrence). That quote is spot on for me, as my whole life, I’ve achieved things that I never thought were possible and proved the naysayers wrong – and by my own faith wavering, I am simply joining the ranks of the unbelievers and the naysayers, and I know that I’m stronger than that. My day dreams, imaginations and twilit dreams will never be satisfied, but I know that I can never quit, or else my light of life may flicker out.
And speaking of my dreams, currently I am dreaming of glorious other worldly lands, where the various natural wonders of the earth come together in a brilliant fashion – beautiful, terrible, wild and breathtaking... I’m dreaming of touring the amazing landscapes of Iceland and Scotland’s Highlands. Both destinations have been high on my bucket list for a VERY long time, and have been a constant reminder every time I begin to dream. Other similar thoughts occur to me from time to time as well, like how there are tons of other lands and cultures that I want to experience, that I know so little about – and I struggle with myself, thinking that I may never have enough time to see it all. Places India and Argentina, and loads of other places that I would love to visit soon taunt and tease me, tempting me to spend the last of my savings and to hop on a plane. Sometimes, I just have the urge to bail out on all commitments and fly out to China with Emirates, or something.
While I realize this article is pretty random, and a bit whimsical at best, I feel better simply getting these feelings down, and out there – as I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels this way. Perhaps at the very least, I hope that the above quotes speak to you in a similar way as well!
(Photo by Trey Ratcliff)