Friday, July 19, 2013

Dreams and Letting Go

"People think dreams aren't real because they aren't made of matter, of particles.  Dreams are real.  But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes." ~Neil Gaiman

In the past month, I've spent time reassessing my life, and with that reassessment came the necessity of letting some dreams die and allowing new ones to take root in their place.  I won't lie, its a difficult and ongoing process.  But here's the deal: When we love something or someone, I think we will do almost anything to keep the dream of being with that person or succeeding in that job alive, even after the relationship or situation has become warped, perhaps beyond repair.  But, the the hard truth is if you continue to hold onto that warped dream, you cannot make the necessary space for new things in your life.  Things that might help ease the pain.  Beautiful things and new dreams that will assuage the loss of the old ones.  "Dreams are real."  And I am beginning to believe that the only way to let go of something as important and real as a dream is to begin changing your point of view, altering the image, and releasing the memories as best you can.

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