Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
you have within you the strength,
and the passion to reach for the stars
to change the world.
I've been trying to get this posted but I have been housesitting for a week and a half up in Ojai and night before last around 11:00pm we lost power. Always interesting when you loose power when you're housesitting and you have to improvise and figure out where things are. I was on my mom's laptop when the lights went out and I ended up walking around with it and using it as a light to find the candles and flashlights!
Anyway, the lights and everything else came back on yesterday afternoon, thank goodness. (Not until after I locked myself out of the house though! Sheesh! Crazy 24 hours!
Outside of those little glitches, things have been great. My friend Lynn and I drove up from Ojai to Santa Barbara last week, to the beautifully restored Granada Theater, to see My Fair Lady. That was after having a wonderful plate of ravioli and vino rosso, at a darling little Italian restaurant around the corner from the theater, called Ca' Dario. Sometimes I forget how great it is to have an evening at the theater. It reminds me of being a kid and how I'd play soundtracks to Broadway shows until I knew them all by heart, then I'd choreograph and perform them in the living room.
101 Freeway To Santa Barbara ...
unless first we dream.
Our truest life is when we are in dreams
~Henry David Thoreau
I haven't been on stage in many years, but I think what I loved more than anything about it was the camaraderie. Happily, I have found that in other places in my life, like at the art studio, in classes and with my girlfriends.
My dreams these days aren't about playing certain parts or where I'd want my acting career to go. I can't even relate to that anymore. I have other dreams and little by little I am manifesting them in bits and pieces, like a great puzzle. I don't know where they lead but I am working on "doing the work," then trusting in the future and most importantly, being in the present, and enjoying the moment. Being "in the present" is still a work in progress, but over time I am getting better and better at it!
Dreams come true;
without that possibility,
nature would not incite us to have them.
A walk in Ojai last week ...
To make your dreams come true,
you must go to the unseen world--
the world of Spirit, or inspiration.
It is this world that will guide you
to anything you'd like to have in your life.
Trust in dreams,
for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.