Dreaming Still


In a very few days, I will reach my sixty-sixth birthday. It could well be time for me to stop dreaming and just retire and relax. But that does not sound so good to me. I still have a lot to do, mostly creative things.

Most of all, I want to keep dreaming. That’s not always easy to do, you know. Life sometimes gets in the way of dreams. I have avoided letting that happen.

I am almost finished with my first ever novel. That was a dream that I literally did not believe would come to pass. I have developed my daily blog to share with any person that cares to read it. I am studying the Bible, poets and philosophers every day, and it fuels my passion for dreams.

I am still doing a lot, but I have not yet changed the world. Oh, I tried hard throughout my life and career to save pieces of it, at least. But I failed many times.

But here’s what I really think. I think that as long as I have life and breath, I just ought to keep on dreaming. Who know where that might lead? I can believe one of two things about myself. I can believe that I am sick with unrelenting kidney failure and I need to sit and rest. Or I can believe that I am capable of going and doing, reading and studying, writing and gardening . . . I can believe that I am still capable of dreaming.

Harriet Tubman said this: Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

I intend to keep on dreaming. I choose to believe that I have within me the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars. I’m on the way to changing my world, and while I may not change the world, I will undoubtedly change myself.

One is never too old to dream dreams. So regardless of the passing of the years, I am dreaming still.

And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old shall dream dreams, your young shall see visions. (Joel:28)

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