[sharing a dream]

[sharing a dream]

I always found it cool when I would talk to someone and find out that we have something in common. It may be a tiny little thing, yet it unites us. I think all people, even those who prefer to be left alone, strive to have unity or a sense of belonging, something to let them know they are not completely alone.

On Saturday, I had some sort-of-free time (I was still standing next to the ChamberUnite tent, but people were more interested in other stuff) and a friend of mine, Jonathan, and I chatted about stuff. At one point, we started talking about books (he and I both love to read). He works at a library and that triggered an image in my mind’s eye which I shared with him.

“It is my dream to have a library.”

“Mine too. A big room, floor-to-ceiling shelves, no expense spared.”

“Yeah, the smell of books everywhere. Coffee table, a fireplace, and cozy armchairs facing the fire.”

I stood there, gazing into the distance at the Coca-Cola picnic tents, yet seeing an entirely different thing. We conversed about what else should be there for some time, both taken away from the Independence Day Picnic and to another place.

It feels awesome to share a dream. Yeah, I agree that my dream might sound nerdy or bookwormish or something. I don’t care. I love books. I already have quite a collection at home, yet they are everywhere (on TV, on shelves, stacked on my table, on my bed)… I long for that day when I will finally buy myself at least one of those floor-to-ceiling shelves’ set and create a cozy home for my imaginary worlds.

When I told mom about the chat with Jonathan and the desire to have a library, she glanced around my room, “Well, you have quite a library already.” I shook my head. She didn’t “get” it. The library isn’t just a collection of books… it’s the very ATMOSPHERE of the place. It’s the order… I don’t know. It’s… it’s more than just books everywhere (although I love having books everywhere).

What is your dream? Do you have someone you share that dream with?

  • I once had a dream of riding cross country on my bike before I turned 50 with a couple of friends to share the journey with me, a motor home driven by my wife who enjoyed the journey with me. I had sort of let that dream slip by since I am several years past 50 now (57). But talked with a fellow cyclist last week and that dream crept in again. Hmmm. I also have a dream of being debt free- sooner than now but hopefully it will still happen.

    • like the saying goes, Bill – better later than never. considering how much you ride on average and how much you enjoy riding – who knows, maybe there still will be an opportunity.

  • I have always dreamed of writing a kids book, but I probably suck at it. I should do it now when I have proof readers (my kids) LOL. My brain gets less and less creative as each day passes, so probably not gonna happen.
    My recent post I don’t feel at home

    • i think that is a really cool idea and i don't think you'd suck at it. you have a writer's talent (otherwise you wouldn't have numerous blogs :D) and i think you would do quite well.

      i have an idea for a kids' book too (maybe when i'll have my own kids) – i want to write a book about animal sounds and how they differ in different languages. it always entertained me that in English, the rooster yells "cockle doodle doo" and in Russian, the rooster yells "Coo kah reh coo" šŸ˜€ it's just something fun to talk about with kids as i have found out over the years of working with kids who spoke either language.

  • I have dreams of travelling with my wife.

    I have dreams of white water rafting with my kids.

    I have dreams of running a marathon.

    I have a dream of writing a book.

    I have many more – I wrote a list out here – http://j4man.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/life-list/

    I love dreaming and now I am working to make the things on my list a reality.
    My recent post Communion – Part 1

    • thanks for sharing, Jim.

      white water rafting is definitely fun.

  • Now I have this dream too! I want a large mahogany desk in there too. And I want large bottles of wine, that I will never open. You pegged one of my dreams perfectly, actually. šŸ™‚
    My recent post New Blog Button for Thursdays

    • šŸ™‚ awesome. join the club!

      yeah, a desk, and a cozy lamp right next to the armchairs so you can read, yet not too bright…

      wine bottles with a tiny little bit of dust on them… just to show that they are old… ah.

      dang… now i need to get a room like that.

    • hmm… i don't think my own comment was saved šŸ™‚ bummer šŸ˜€

      glad that you have joined the club of library dreamers šŸ˜€

  • I love the library dream.

    Mine used to be to play pro baseball.

    Now it is to impact people and help show the love of Christ.
    My recent post I Want You To Know

    • what happened with pro baseball?

      i guess your dream for impacting people and showing them love of Christ has become a goal and you're good at it.

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