My response to the one-word prompt : Dream
We all have dreams, big or little depending on how easy or difficult is the dream we aspire to accomplish. I always had quiet dreams which I never let others know. I was concerned if someone other than me knew it, the chances of me achieve success was slim to none.
I went along the path of life trying to motivate myself to study hard, I knew if I failed I’d be a failure in the trials and tribulations which we all encounter and would disappoint my Mom.
I felt all the negative vibes thrown against me by one of my closest relation. I spent so much time thinking, even if I heard the comment, I paid no attention at all. When I think back about the criticisms hurled at me, I feel grateful it did not tear me apart or lose my confidence.
To me ones success depends on dreams one has, it helps to focus to climb the ladder of reaching the heights.
Mind and life limerick challenge: Dream
Synonyms: vision, fantasy, hallucination,intention, hope goal, aim,desire
To do well we need good intention
Or else we’ll end up in frustration
We need to have a goal
To satisfy our soul
It’s one way to avoid depression!
What is the best dream you’ve ever had? Recount it for us in all its ethereal glory. If no dreams stands out in your memory, recount your worst nightmare. Leave no frightening detail out.
I did not have any sweet dreams. One morning I was sleeping and was lazy to wake up and say my morning prayer. Suddenly I heard someone saying, “Ranu get up and say your prayer.”
I was scared I was out of my bed that instant, washed myself and got my prayer rug ready to pray.
Sleep is one-third of our lives. Write a post about it. Do you love naps? Have trouble falling asleep? Wish you could remember your dreams? Remember something especially vivid? Snuggle under a blanket, or throw the windows wide open? Meditate on sleep.
I have a definite pattern of sleep. I sleep regularly after ten pm, if I don’t I have difficulty sleeping. When I was very young I used to argue with my eldest brother about our traveling times. He always booked our train journeys at night. This meant I’d lose my sleep.
His reason was if we traveled at night we’d reach our destination in the day time. “But I’d lose my sleep I’d complain.”
As long as all the family members were okay with his decision, he didn’t care what I thought.
I don’t dream much when I sleep, occasionally I dream my purse has disappeared, or I lost something else. When I wake up in the morning I check if everything is in its place.
This morning we lost power, I was bored I spent some time reading”The time travelers wife”, I changed the book and took out ‘Atlas Shrugged’ I wasn’t feeling comfortable the house was getting cold. I took out my album and looked at some of our photographs, I quickly got tired of it too.
Then I got hold of a book where I found some words of wisdom, I knew this will keep my mind busy, I read some of them, found them interesting. I copied them in my book and thought I’ll post them on my blog.
Here they are:
1.People with clenched fist cannot shake hands. UNKNOWN
2. The scientific theory I like best is that Saturn’s rings are composed of of lost airline luggage. MARK RUSSELL
3. If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. DEREK BOK
4. Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. ROBERT FROST
5. We treat this world of ours as if we had a spare in the trunk. AL BERNSTEIN
6. It may be that those who do most, dream most. STEPHEN LEACOCK
7. There is nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as school. G.B. SHAW
8. The trouble with morning is that they come when you’re not awake. REX STOUT
More later!: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/words-of-wisdom-posted-by-ranu/
Do not turn on the lights oh sky
Do not open your eyes oh wind
My beloved might be shy
She may come close and leave
It’s time for her
To give me the garland.
This time she will
Try her best to sing to me.
Waterfall, do not imitate the
same tune when you trickle down!
Do not turn on the lights oh sky,
Oh tree of red flowers,
Do not look back.
Oh Cuckoo do not sing,
My sensitive beloved,
Might be bashful.
Her words may freeze,
In her mouth.
She has a lot of timid,
Hopes in her heart.
For heaven’s sake,
oh dear scented flower
Do not disturb the rhythm
Of her song by releasing your scent!
You’re asked to recite a poem(or song lyrics) What’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it stayed, intact,in your mind?
The poem that immediately comes to my mind is one by : “A psalm of life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow”
Here is the first verse:
Tell me not in mournful numbers.
Life is but an empty dream!—
For the soul is dead that slumbers.
And things are not what they seem.
It has a special meaning to me because I learned this when I was seven, my memory was really good, which is what I was told by the Nun my teacher.
I liked it also because it rhymed beautifully. Today when I think of it I like it even more because it is such a meaningful poem.
The next verse is even better:
Life is real, Life is earnest
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
It’s truly a wonderful poem, this one will always remain intact in my mind.
I dreamed something which to me did not feel like a nightmare. It was one in which I saw my brother who had passed away, It seemed he came in my dream to set things straight.
I revealed my dream to my siblings concerned, who brushed it off as something I made up. To believe me would go against their interest. They decided to ignore it.