Posts Tagged ‘Dream’


Thinking on the phrase, ”  Walking with Authenticity.” Living with Truth without closing the door and still having a good life.  I am a philosopher, at heart,  and tend to believe that if you’ve been to some very dark places in life, then becoming one would only  make  sense.  I have been very fortunate to have met others who have also been to some very dark places in their lives and have made a  good life for themselves.  It takes hard work  and a  very deep commitment.

When I was a kid: I said to myself that , ” I would grow up.”

When I was in my  mid 20’s I made a decision to ,  ” Have a good life and do what it took to get there.”

When I was in my 30’s I said to myself that, ” I would not become a statistic”


at 50 yrs of age ,  thanks to the determination of my childhood self,   I am alive.

In gratitude to my 20 something self  who made a commitment for a better tomorrow .  I live in that so wished of  and dreamed of space.

I am not a statistic. It’s just a normal  and average life.

and it is so sweet –




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Am really looking forward to meeting my two nieces  as they come thru Nashville. My sister has  4 children, all of them adults now.  My nephew, is now married with 2 children !  I am thinking of “ The Dream  Deferred”  by Langston Hughes.  It has so many implications and  ideas for further thought.

Dream Deferred
What happens to a dream deferred?Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore–
And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

Some things are Sweet and  worth working very hard  for

and  you have to figure out how much your willing to fight

for that

sweet happiness/ To be worth struggling for –

What a great time we had.   My Niece Anne is on her way to Harvard  for her first year in the Divinity School and is driving with sister , Elise, for a drive to various places before she starts first semester.

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