Dreams die hard

October 26, 2020

dreams-die-hardWalking down the hall in my temporary hotel quarters in my hometown, a discarded star on the carpet caught the light and my attention. It’s been there for at least several weeks, resisting suitcase wheels, footfalls, vacuuming. Every day I’d notice it as I went to my rooms.

As I write, it’s still there. See?

dreams-die-hardAnd then, I saw a second one!

I couldn’t help but think of the stars as someone’s dreams, dreams that resisted all attempts to make them smaller or even kill them, entirely. Those dreams just wouldn’t give up, just as these stars aren’t giving up the ghost.

Dreams die hard.

Sometimes, dreams lie dormant for a while, until the light catches them and just like that, they are revived.

Later in the month I went down another hallway and saw even MORE stars scattered on that carpeting, so many….a trail of stars, a pathway to someone’s dreams…maybe mine.

I took it as a sign that we should never give up on our dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem. They may seem difficult, but perhaps they are more resilient than we think.

As are we.

13 comments on “Dreams die hard
  1. This was a perfect reminder to me today. Thank you!

  2. Life is full of signs we just have to listen. You’ve always been an excellent listener. You’ve taught me to pay more attention.

  3. Laurie Stone says:

    So lovely. Leave it to an eagle-eyed writer to find something beautiful in a motel carpet.

  4. Diane says:

    Ohmyword, yes! Cling to those dreams! Love the analogy!

  5. Beth Havey says:

    Stars!! Love them. Today there are snowflakes falling from the Chicago sky. Too soon too soon. I’m just not ready.

  6. Donna says:

    I have a dream…but I have put it on a shelf. Not sure how to get it down and do it. I’ve struggled for years with that one dream

  7. Lori Crews says:

    I love your posts

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