Saturday, May 21, 2011

Climbing

 From a distance, things can look far reaching, untouchable, bigger than the space we occupy.  Like dreams and goals and aspirations, the things we wish for and hope for--they can seem like pipe dreams.

But are they pipe dreams?  Do pipe dreams really exist?  Can your pipe dreams become your reality?

My guess is that anything you dream can become your reality.


 Dreams may seem more reachable, a possibility, if we do whatever we need to do to make it look like we can reach out and touch it.  What do you need to do to make it look like you can reach out and pick it up?  I don't know.  It depends on what your dream is and what you need to do to achieve it.  But there are things you can do, little things, little steps that will bring you an inch closer to that dream.

Like climbing up a coconut tree one ring at a time.  Sometimes you slide back down when climbing up the tree, but you change your position and get a tighter hold and climb back up.  And you keep your eye on your dream, and you keep climbing higher and higher . . .


... and higher.


 And you keep your eye on your dreams, and you smell it, and you live it, and you write it, and you think it, and you speak it, and you dance it and you sing it.


 And you keep your eyes on your dreams.  And you never give up.  You may take a side road now and then, but you never give up.  And your dreams look clearer and real and you can touch it.  It's there waiting for you.

And you reach the top.  And you touch your dream.  You smell your dream.  You celebrate.  You dance.  You sing.  You did it.

And you look down,
and around,
and you see others and their dreams.

 And you see them climbing, and sliding, and climbing again,
and you watch, and you cheer, and you hope, and you send good wishes.
And you realize that there were others around you watching you climb, and watching you slide,
and they were cheering for you, and hoping for your success, and sending you good wishes.


 And you realize, yet again, that you're never alone.  You are never alone.

You might have felt alone, but you were never alone.



© 2011 Fannie Narte


And you feel grateful, grateful for all your dreams, and your journey.  And you feel rich, rich because you are surrounded by family and friends who let you dream.

And you feel loved.

Your life is LOVE.
Loved.

3 comments:

Beth said...

Still climbing towards that dream, but I'm thankful for friends like you to help with the journey! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Jacq said...

Great pictures and thoughts. I can tell you are truly enjoying yourself. Thank you for sharing.

Fannie said...

Hi, Beth. Happy climbing. I'm thankful to have a cheerleader like you.

Hi, Jacq. Yes, enjoying the sights and sounds of paradise. And thinking deeply at times, too. ;-D