Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dreams ... Theatre of Nature and The Theatre

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember,
you have within you the strength,
the patience,
and the passion to reach for the stars
to change the world.

~Harriet Tubman

iPhone photos

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 ...

Nothing happens
unless first we dream.

~Carl Sandburg

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.

John Updike

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.

Kahlil Gibran

your dreams are limited to what you only can imagine,
you must go out and see the world....

Oren Zroya

Here's a little dreaming fun from the 70s! ;)

And a little more dreaming fun from the 80s Blondie.
Gotta love the 80s get-ups!

What are your dreams?


Don said...

Very dreamy iPhotos and post!

In my truest life...when I dream awake....I go flying. No airplane needed!

My blog post for today was also taken with an iPhone. Fun little contraptions!

Anonymous said...

beautiful, awe inspiring,

Loree said...

Lovely post about dreams. I dream all the time but somehow, I always hold back at making my dreams come true.

donna baker said...

Lucinda, your talents know no bounds. The photos look unreal, like they are almost painted. Beautiful. Beautiful.

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rjerdee said...

This was a wonderful post for me to read just now...I'm a bit lost these days...and don't know what to dream for myself anymore...I must learn the art of waiting, perhaps, until the right dream comes.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Whoa! Dreamweaver...that takes me back to a few high school dances big time! You're too funny...I can just see you stumbling around with the laptop!
Dreams are so powerful and strange...sometimes I wonder where they come from...such a jumble of lifes goings ons and a chance to visit with some who are gone now.
That second picture of your walk is absoloutely STUNNING!

erin's art and gardens said...

wowza...i LOVE the i phone photos...such a cool look about them! gary wright though, not so cool, that is if you hung out with my friends and me in 1975...i learned to like that song later. blondie is super cool, because of her beauty and hard edge. my favorite dream is of swimming and breathing under water like a dolphin, and flipping my tail ever so slightly that i go soaring up into the sky and flying. recently, i dreamt of Sting...funny. sorry i have not been round much dreaming, i guess.

Tammie Lee said...

I love how you mention that your dreams are changing and slowly coming to you. that feels like an acceptance of the deep dance that is yours. i love that. your photos are wonderful and i thank you for these glimpses from my past, the theater, the trails.

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Have a nice Sunday

Victoria said...

Super beautiful post! Gorgeous photos..blissful quotes..a very inspirational post..shine on..

Dyan said...

these are very beautiful pictures and words. i love that stretch of highway on the way to sb just north of beautiful :)

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos. I love the movement, truly amazing colors, great light. Good, very good.

Heather Jacks said...

Beautiful iphone photos! I love the painterly quality. Hope all is well in CA!

GraficWorld said...

Nice !!

Unknown said...

Love both theaters. Pretty cool shots!

Floriana Quaini said...

Beatiful photos! And thank you for the words very interesting and moving. I liked a lot the first imagine of the roses..
Ciao, Floriana

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