Don’t Just Dream

“It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ― JK Rowling

Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

Dreams are powerfully seductive.  They protect us from the harshness of reality and inspire us with the potential of the future.  They can pull us forward to a glorious new reality.

Or we can hide in them, allowing their haze to blur the edges and cover the flaws of those we gaze upon (most notably ourselves), misleading and misguiding us.  Too many dream and never wake, never work to make their visions a reality and instead stay in the pleasant place of potential that does not require toil and effort and sacrifice, rather hoping that a magic spell will bring their phantasm into reality without the requisite offering of self.

Fantasy pales next to reality if one truly lives, for then one’s life becomes the stuff of legend.