When is the last time you wished for something? In fact, when was the last time you allowed yourself to want something?

Without telling yourself that it was
…impractical
…unachievable
…wrong
…silly
…unmentionable
…impossible
…too big to fit into your cupboard
…too expensive
…incompatible with your lifestyle

What was it that you wanted so much but didn’t dare ask for?

Someone once told me,

We cherish our dreams and place them up on a pedestal
And then we let someone walk by and just knock them off.

For the crimes of other people’s thoughtlessness, selfishness and stupidity, we pay with our dreams. And we bring the curtain down on our Mirror of Erised. But if you were to look into it today, what would you see?

Mirror of Erised

This week of Halloween, right after the full moon – the wishing moon – I ask that you ask yourself what it is that you would have wanted, if you hadn’t learnt about disappointment and taxes first.

 

If I could give you anything you wished, what would you ask for?

7 thoughts on “Tell me your dreams”
  1. A rundown shack by the riverside where I can see the sunrise every morning from my bed and the sunset from my porch.
    A little pool of river water at the side and a hammock strung on the mango trees by the house.
    A cup of strong milk tea twice a day.
    Fruits for breakfast, chicken for lunch and fish for dinner
    Not having to cook it all
    Cold sunny weather all year long
    800 of my favorite books
    4000 of my favorite songs
    Monthly vacations to the most exotic countries I have always wanted to visit.
    Not having to pay for these vacations.

    … umm ..err…… yeah thats about it. Not a lot.

  2. @ Apoorva: At least I fulfilled one wish! Now that I make your dreams come true, are you marrying me?

    @ greekalphabet: Can do something about the books and songs. The rest…ah, nose down, working weekends and soon you’ll have all of it…errrm and some rheumatism as well. That’s why they say be careful what you wish for… πŸ˜‰

    @ Broom: I know the feeling.

  3. I like this-

    “We cherish our dreams and place them up on a pedestal
    And then we let someone walk by and just knock them off.”

    And I know I will use this sometime, somewhere.

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