When a Dream Dies

beautiful cloudsWhat do you do? Dream again? How do you let go of the dream that was and go on?

Not easily. Dreams come in many forms and some at great cost. It can be excruciatingly painful to recognize that’s all it ever was–a dream. Not to be realized. Ever. The dream beckons mightily and nothing in the dreamer wants to release it.

When is it time to bid farewell to what might have been?

soaring eagleLangston Hughes says:

“Hold fast to dreams,

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird,

That cannot fly.”

Well, Langston, sometimes the only way the bird is gonna soar is to let it go.

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ~J.K. Rowling

I’m going with Rowling on this one. Live and go on. Dream a new dream.

6 responses to “When a Dream Dies

  1. My favorite dream quotes come from Anais Nin.

    Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
    Anais Nin

    Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
    Anais Nin

    Quotes were from Brainy Quotes.

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  2. Beautiful post. I had not heard those quotes before.
    Sue B

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  3. Very thought provoking Beth! I guess I’m at the point where many dreams have come and gone, and I’m trying to make new ones.But maybe that is the wrong word, maybe I mean new goals. Fine line there. Goals does sound a bit more determined doesn’t it? Merry Christmas dear friend! ❤

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