Friday, January 11, 2013

       

Two Types of Dreams

Over the new year I was writing a retrospective but somehow ended up with this. And I guess in essence it sums up what the post would have been about.


I think we all have two types of dreams—the type that starts out when we were young and naive, and were filled with ideals and fantasies; and the type that is a secondary one, layered on top of the first—a goal, or milestones, something realistic, where the world and its realities have taught us boundaries, limits and inhibitions.

I want to learn and change and evolve, but I don't want to lose sight of my first dream and who I set out to be. I suppose it's what Picasso meant by spending his entire life learning how to paint like a child.

Over time, as my second dream grew and grew, I found my first dream diminishing, that it became an almost transparent thing. How sad would it be to lose sight of the reasons I chose my path? It's such a terrible, saddening thought. So in trying to find the child-me that used to daydream and fantasize and was filled with boundless fearlessness, I've started reading fairytales and mangas again, things that inspired my beginnings.

Don't forget that child's dream you used to have, remember the beauty of that unrealistic ideal. It's a fragile and whimsical thing, precious, a part of what made us who we are today, don't let it go. 

7 comments :

SteampunkOni said...

Thank you...

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, we get too caught up in chasing a dream, we forget to live. Dreams need fuel too, and that is inspiration. I'm not sure exactly what you are going through, but hopefully these words ring true in some way, because I'm somewhat going through the same thing. Accept that you've evolved from a desire to want to do or not want to do something. Do something else, and you might come back fully energized and inspired to be a better at what you were doing, or happier in something better that you've discovered!

ningyo said...

hmmm... 2 types of dreams...i think i must have 30...so many different new shiny things to chase...i either have a vision for something and take it from there...or not...and now i am kanreki...60...year of rebirth...so now i have an excuse to stay in my sandbox studio and do as i please...it is also the time of life for one to produce their truly important work...everything up till then is practice and dealing with convention...something to look forward to...

Quique Mañas said...

This is exactly what I was feeling lately and I am so happy to read that other people feel the same than me. I was a bit lost, but this text is one of the signals who will help me to find the right way to find myself again.

I am not gonna let it go, never...

Thank you so much for this blog post. You're such an inspiring person in all the ways you can imagine. Someday I also wanna be inspiration for others ;)

J said...

Thank you. I really appreciate it.

julienne said...

Yes! Glad I'm not alone :)

schattengefunkel said...

That's so true and it is surprisingly hard work to keep remembering the old dreams.. also because if you push to hard they will fade.
Thanks for reminding me..