Lockdown Day 58 23 May 2020 – Some Dreams are More Equal

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“The LIFE we were BORN to LIVE.”

Paul Potts stuns the judges singing Nessun Dorma | Audition | Britain’s Got Talent 2007

 

When I was a young boy, I watched the movie Finians Rainbow. I have no clue about the movie, except this one line that I still remember decades later: “Follow the man who follows a dream.”

A bit later in my life Nana Mouskouri (I think) sang “Dreams are good friends, when you are lonely.” And when I drive in my Hilux the Everly Brothers sing Dream Dream

“Only trouble is
Gee whiz
‘m dreamin’ my life away”
– Everly Brothers – Dream Dream

I have no doubt that it is the dreamers who change the world. Now, to parody Comrade Snowball from Animal Farm, “only some dreams are more equal.”

I have had dreams while I sleep that brought solutions to questions or problems. But mostly those dreams are just dreams, although if I could interpret them, they may turn out not to be just dreams.

There are the dreams that we dream when we hang around bored or frustrated. I one day watched two brothers play and the elder brother is the blue eyed boy and he bullies his younger brother. While watching this, I dreamed I could turn the younger brother in a lion for 2 seconds while the elder brother was hurting him. That is also a dream. But that is “dreamin’ my life away.”

The dreams I am thinking of, is Nessun Dorma, nobody sleeps, I am too busy chasing my dream. And that is why I am listening to Paul Potts this morning. He says: “I always wanted to sing opera. I never had the confidence in myself.” He stunned Simon and the world and he is singing opera! Watch the clip again. I regularly listen to it when I feel like giving up on my dreams.

Yesterday I watched Sound of Music live again. There is a scene that always touches something in me. Maria goes back to the Abbey and when the Mother Superior sends her back to Captain Von Trapp, she says: “You must find your dream, Maria” and then sings this song – read it carefully, it is an exceptional song, it is probably the key to a life that matters!

Climb Ev’ry Mountain
Song by Patricia Neway

Climb every mountain
Search high and low
Follow every byway
Every path you know

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream

A dream that will need
All the love you can give
Every day of your life
For as long as you live

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream

A dream that will need
All the love you can give
Every day of your life
For as long as you live

Climb every mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream

Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Oscar II Hammerstein / Richard Rodgers
Climb Ev’ry Mountain lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC

If lockdown has showed me anything, it is life is too short not to follow your dreams. Not a dream about an Americano at my favourite coffee shop, but a dream worthy of climbing mountains, crossing streams, following rainbows with all my love all my life. A dream worth living for, a dream worth dying for.

A dream worth spending your life on.

Here is the scene that I refer to

Climb Every Mountain to live the life you were born to live.

 

 

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