Fearlessly Dreaming: Be realistic -
Today I had the conversation.
No, not “the talk” - the conversation.
You know, the one where some snotty person shoots your dreams down
and tells you to “be realistic”,
because saying you’re gonna be an astronaut or a ballerina’s silly after a certain age, right ?
Well ok. Let’s be realistic.
Some days when I run, it feels as if my body could carry me anywhere I want to go. Most days, I hope to find a road that will lead me away: gone from stress, lost from expectations, and out of fear’s reach. Every day, I think, I wonder and maybe if I run fast enough, I will take off and fly.
trace us back trace us back: CII -
What I’m about to tell you, it’s nothing new. This is a familiar story, like that song you can’t ever get out of your head, the one that has the same chords as all the others. You know that melody that radio stations are convinced always sells? It has kisses in the rain and tears and laughter and…
We all strive to be the best right? But who clarifies what “the best” really is? Perfection usually falls under this category. Magazines have air-brushed faces and middle school pictures are full of wire braces created for straightening smiles. But I love holes in jeans and messy rooms, awkward comments and half done make up. Perfect is determined by the individual; as for me, I think he’s perfect.
The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.
— Anaïs Nin