Saturday, September 3, 2011
Everyone needs a dream - what's yours?
Martin Luther king famously said the words 'I have a dream' in a 17-minute public speech delivered on August 28, 1963, a speech in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination.
His words were powerful and inspirational and even today everyone recognises those four little words. Well I have a dream and while it's not as powerful or as world changing as Luther-King's dream, it's my dream. It's not yet a goal, because a goal is something that I set for myself and which I work towards step by step.
My dream is something that came from a meeting many years ago during my childhood. I met an inspirational woman whose name was Francoise, she was a french backpacker who stayed with my family for a short while. All those years ago, this woman was living my dream. She was a backpacker / writer travelling around the world with her typewriter in her backpack and very little else in the way of personal possessions.
She travelled from home to home - family to family, writing about her adventures as she made her way around the world. I think in fact she came to us via family members in another state. Francoise was not a young adventurous and carefree girl but a middle aged woman living a very simple and carefree life.
That's how I envisage the dream. Me, my laptop, my camera and the freedom to roam and record my journey and my adventures. No plans, no responsibilities, no worries. Tuscany, Egypt, Rome, Paris, Canada - the sky is the limit.
So that's my dream, what's yours?
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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
Posted by Fiona Biedermann