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(Re)Discovery 6: Where Are You, Dreamers?

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
Oscar Wilde

It gets harder to encounter dreamers as we grow older. Our dreams tend to become more pragmatic, even realistic over time. Our imagination becomes sluggish, tired of the daily, monotonous routine. We no longer (co-)create the enchanting stories that used to make us laugh or ponder, do we? All the stories that were so far from reality and yet so close to us.

But still, they do exist. The dreamers who still dare to create fictitious stories, imagine a possibility, a coincidence… with no purpose or rationale involved. Occasionally we could stumble upon them and be reminded of past times. And if we look closer we might re-discover the dreamer in ourselves. You can hardly find a more inspiring and enriching discovery.

Author: Ana Inigo Olea; CC BY-SA 3.0 license; via Wikimedia Commons

Author: Ana Inigo Olea; CC BY-SA 3.0 license; via Wikimedia Commons


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6 thoughts on “(Re)Discovery 6: Where Are You, Dreamers?

  1. Mmh, there certainly are dreamers out there; not sure if I’d consider myself a dreamer (what do you think?). You’re right though, it’s seems that it’s getting harder and harder to find some. And who could blame the people? There’s so many bad things going on in our world, with our governments/politicians and the decisions they make, the economy, non-idealistic decisions in daily business and daily life, that makes people resign. Unfortunately, the impact of all those bad things is stronger than it should be. People forget to realize what good a life they have and tend to see things primarily negatively. I believe that one cannot dream based on such a mindset. You have to free your mind first, you have to be open. And that is probably the hardest task of all.

    Posted by sharpxs | July 27, 2013, 7:21 pm
    • I also trust there are dreamers out there. But fact is I encounter less and less of these. And sadly, I noticed myself that all of what you described also affected my ability and willingness to dream. We often immerse so much into our day-to-day life with all its happy and sad moments that we tend to neglect dreams (they simply don’t seem “useful”). But at the end of the day, it’s dreams that drive us forward and are also a major source of inspiration and happiness. I certainly didn’t mean to blame anyone (I can relate to the reasons why dreams tend to be excluded from our practical life). Just wanted to post a humble reminder to myself and to all other potential dreamers out there. To your question – I do think that you are one of them.

      Posted by irinapashina | July 27, 2013, 8:44 pm


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