Randomly, I find patterns in the kinds of articles I read. This week the theme seems to be dreams. Pursuing dreams, shattered dreams. I stumble on articles that talk about people who find the courage to pursue their passion. Articles that question the worth of a life lived without passion. Often I have found that these recurrent themes occur when my subconscious seems to be searching for it. Or philosophically one could say that “when the student is ready, the teacher appears”.
So idly perusing these instigators for change, I wonder if people world over feel this kind of restlessness. The itch to pursue something different every so often. If not, does that make me a basket case?
While it is romantic and almost idyllic to imagine my obituary to read “Someone who pursued her dreams”, I wonder about deferred dreams. The ones that sit at the back of your brain waiting for school to be over, mortgages to be paid, retirement funds to be adequate. How many people dust off those old forgotten dreams and pursue them?
Will I? Will you? Are you pursuing your dreams right now?