Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Making My Choice

Golden Gate Bridge on a foggy morning
with the SanFrancisco Bay Bridge in the background

This picture was taken from the headland on the seaward side and north of the Golden Gate Bridge, from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area looking back into the San Francisco Bay. In the background on the extreme left Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands are seen and the part of the Bay Bridge shown is the span from the islands to San Francisco.

Making My Choice

You convince me, love.

I shall choose this very day
to return to dream
though dream may turn drab
because I like the quickness
of all the changes,
and do not mind how
sense is razored, sacrificed
in the dark wildness

of my fishy brain.

January 14, 2010 5:35 AM

"We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing." - Louisa May Alcott

"The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams." - Elizabeth Gilbert

"He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot." - Douglas Adam

"Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth." - Jean-Paul Sartre

That last quote is very powerful and suggests how complex this all can be. The truth according to Sartre can side with the dream rather than with its disenchantment. Keep this in mind when someone tells you how myths are superstitions. Yes Virginia, sometimes there really is a Santa Claus. Of course this depends on how you mean it.

1 comment:

  1. quickness of all the changes.

    You put it perfectly, the dream state and how we choose to enter and exit...fearing the day we no longer know the difference or perhaps hastening the day!


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