Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Old Dreams

I watched Bridges Of Madison County the other day. i love that the Iowa landscape, love Meryl Streep's accent, love the covered bridges, love the story and love the antiques. Anyway in that movie Clint Eastwood says;
"The old dreams were good dreams; they didn't work out, but glad I had them."
So I started thinking back to when I was a child. And all the dreams I had, even as a teenager and young adult. I mean I never stopped having those dreams, even at 35 I still have these dreams like oh someday I will do this, or someday "everyday" won't be a struggle...or someday I will be content.
I don't mean I need money to be content. I don't even know what I mean.
Then I start wondering what content is? Is there such a thing? I mean I can be perfectly content painting, drinking a glass of merlot or strong coffee and thinking about those dreams as I do it.
But will I ever be content with life?
Maybe not, after all I have children. And there will always be that small itty bitty flame of worry as they walk out that front door, even if just to play football.
They have no idea ,even at the age they are, I still watch them every morning from the window ,climb that bus....dreaming new dreams for them.
So maybe all those old dreams didn't work out, I never traveled to too many places or anything. But I am glad I had those dreams, and thankful to what I have done in this 35 years.
At least I know anything was possible in those old dreams and I still dream at 35.
After all what is a life without dreams?

Another great quote about dreams from a movie
"You can take away our phones, you can take away our keys, but you can NOT take away our dreams!" -The guy from Night at the Roxbury.


Josie Two Shoes said...

If we have no dreams, if we have no hope for the future, there would be little point in going on. Even at 53 I still dream for a better future. I am old, but I'm not dead yet! :-)

Mike S said...

You're both still young. This old Indian has dreams still, even though I've done most of what I planned now. "Arriving at the station isn't the best part of the trip. It's the trip itself that's the real treat"