Wednesday, March 09, 2011

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master,

If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it all on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
I love this poem that I keep posting... and then think of the Murch painting hidden safely (?) away of a dream that I have always longed for and envisioned in my subconcious (hidden away in happy dreams of being a young child held in Mommy's arms)...
 seeing a beautiful mother with her daughter on the beach underneath the umbrella...
and now the child is a boy and he is ours!!
I wondered about writing several steps to happiness
but Im realizing more and more that it is the pursuit (the race) that is so important...
and we often little waves get in the way or avoiding the big waves
instead of finding our rip (river/road) for winning our race....
and being out there where it's all calm in the beautiful blue ocean early in the morning
seeing your beloved beach and home...'
and then feeling everything will be ok...
not just ok... could be wonderful
our simple life as a family on the beach!

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