On Wednesday 27th June, I went to Touch Compass’ first show of their 15th Anniversary Season ‘Run, Slip, Spring’. I loved it!
Wow, the energy and passion Touch Compass puts into their performances is truly amazing.
And this got me thinking, and remembering.
There was a time that I wanted to be a dancer. I even went to ballet lessons when I was seven. I can remember dancing around my room as a little girl. I can remember making up dances with cousins and friends, and pretending we were professionals. Practicing over and over.
Maybe that’s the innocence of childhood. Dreams really are reality.
Now that I’m an adult, and if I wanted to I could sign up and attend a Touch Compass community class, I just feel shy and perhaps even a little uncomfortable. Some would say that is normal, or that I need to push through that uncomfortable feeling and just do it. And yes, that is an option.
It is also an option to keep dreaming and be quite happy with that.
I think this can apply to many things in our lives. We can choose to keep dreaming and take no action. And in some cases that is completely okay. However, other situations call for a lot more than just lovely dreams.
Stepping up to the plate (so to speak) can be called for. Both on a personal level and from a wider family/social/community perspective. If you have the dream, you might also have the ‘get up and go’ to make it a reality.
“I have a dream ….” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“We are the music makers… and we are the dreamers of dreams.” – Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr Seuss
From civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr, to fictional character Willy Wonka, and literary genius Dr Seuss, the gist of the message is to dream…and make your dreams a reality.
I say dream big and then put on your gumboots!
Do you dream and take action?
Or are you happy to just dream?
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.- Henry David Thoreau