Dear Innie Friend,
I wanted to write something different today. Since my yearly updates on my personal life are usually quite well received, I thought I would get a little cozy and personal again.
I have been thinking about longing lately. As the INFP innie that I am, I have always had dreams to fill galaxies. I am in awe that so many of them have come true; and yet, I am suddenly rethinking this whole dreaming thing. Tonight, these words unexpectedly emerged from the centre of my chest:
There is no more time
I am a grown woman,
If I have a dream
I take it between my teeth
like a mama lion
and I say,
You must exist now.
If you are a dreamer like me, you know how easy it is to live inside your fantasies. But it’s never good to fall asleep in pretend worlds. That’s how your real life gets away from you.
As a writer, it is part of my job to dream, but that is different. I have secret dreams that I don’t even dare to write on paper, and I believe you do, too.
Unspoken dreams are the most dangerous because we might not even realize that they are there until we feel the holes they tear in our soul as they pass us by.
This all might be sounding quite depressing, but it’s not meant to be.
I hope that you feel the same sense of urgency that I do, the sudden deep knowing that there is no more time for longing.
If you have a dream, take it between your teeth and bring it into reality. Command it to exist, or set it free.
I love your poem. It’s very relatable.
Yes, mama lion!! Fabulous words!
😀 hehe Thanks Ilona!
nice reminder for all of us. thanks for making your dreams reality, and inspiring us to do the same!!!
Excellent point! This is all very much in my nature and I will take your words to heart.
What a dangerous command to make – many of my dreams are not rooted in what is perceived as “reality” and attempting to bring them into being could have potentially disastrous effects on the space-time continuum.
Example: it’s kind of impossible to lift fictional beings out of fiction and into reality, much as I wish I could….
Today the last pieces of the puzzle have fallen into
place to even know what my true dream is.
Now I have it I Must bring it to life.
Scary and exciting