Chasing Our Dreams (from Revealing World)

January 10, 2014 — Leave a comment

I just had to share Jocelyn’s latest post with you; I may be biased but I think it’s really beautiful art.  If you have 10-15 minutes, it’s well worth a read.

The Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
  Life is but an empty dream!-
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
  And things are not what they seem. 

Life is real!  Life is earnest!
  And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returneth,
  Was not spoken of the soul.

(…poem continues)

I found this poem lying discarded upon a table inside a small home just off the railroad tracks running through a quaint but often overlooked small town in Oklahoma. That home once belonged to my grandmother. It’s where I spent lazy summer days and marveled at my grandmother’s ability to cook, and subsequently burn, every Southern dish to perfection. Now, it’s an empty shell of what it once was, but its serves as “home” for Dan and I as we clumsily and hesitantly decide how to proceed with our lives. The open poetry book, with is cover missing and pages ragged and torn, may not have been simply discarded, but instead perfectly placed.

I’m often a talker, not always doer; a big dreamer, not always executer. I’m comfortable in the life I lead but have a hard time accepting things for what they are. I often think there is more. In fact, I know there is more. But, not necessarily for me. It’s the adventurer, the risk-taker, the opportunist, the strong, the successful that seem to pounce upon their target with impeccable timing. They reach beyond what’s comfortable to take hold of their dreams, and unshaken, they refuse to let go.

Click here to read the entire post

Joce on Ice

 

Sharing is good for you and me!Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail this to someoneShare on StumbleUpon

No Comments

Be the first to start the conversation.

Leave a Reply

Text formatting is available via select HTML. <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

*