Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Two for one



This is a two-for-one post...meaning it's gonna cover two different subjects, though they're slightly connected.

Firstly...passion and dreams. I got to spend time talking to a marvelous new friend this past weekend while at a blogger maypole meet up. He's a Signer (no, not singer, he teaches Sign Language) up in NY. I mentioned to him my old dream of becoming an interpreter, and this got me thinking....There are a few things I would really, truly love to do, if I had the money. This isn't to say that each of these would cost money, just that if I had enough $$ to not have to work, I'd have the time to do all that I really want to do (yes, I know that's rather obvious, so shoot me).

What sort of things am I blathering about? Well, in no order of preference I would really, absolutely love to: become a Sign Language interpreter; get my pilot's license so I could fly corporate jets or charter planes; flit off anytime to be an extra in a movie set; open a used bookstore; buy a motorcycle. These are the TOP dreams of the moment. They've been with me for a long time...they've become old friends in my subconscious...and while I've made small, pathetic attempts to fulfill some of them, I doubt they'll ever really come to fruition, unless I win the lottery. So I just keep dreaming them, and wishing.....and playing the lottery.

I have a few sayings that I hold to my heart, and one of them is: one just never knows.....

Ok. Second part. Maypole pictures!! Here are just a couple that I found most joyful. Enjoy!!



6 comments:

Gary said...

I have found that achieving those big dreams means taking small steps towards making them a reality. All of the things you list are certainly possible. I believe, as was famously articulated by Joseph Campbell, that if you follow your bliss and do the things that speak to your heart/soul anything is possible. Opportunities arise, doors open and the universe conspires to make those dreams a reality. Did we meet by chance? Was it the universe tapping you on the shoulder? The ball is in your court. Yours alone.

Maybe for our next meeting we can have a little signing time. It was fantastic meeting you! I really enjoyed it.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I say GO FOR IT! especially the dream about learning sign language -- seems much more attainable than getting a pilots license!

it was very, very loverly meeting you on saturday. your photos are great - the maypole dancing catch the movement! and oh jake is such a sweetie!

lettuce said...

those pictures really capture it! thankyou

and i'm with gary and kim on the dream/passion thing

in fact, in the words of a certain blogger, follow your bliss...

Reya Mellicker said...

Awesome pics! It was a great day. Thank you!

Steve said...

Great photos!

I would never want to fly -- yikes.

Barbara said...

You have some very ambitious dreams, but that's OK -- there's no limits when it comes to dreams!

Great Maypole pictures and I love my Jake!