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I dreamed a dream in time gone by when hope was high and life worth living

2014-3-13incase you didn’t know, the title of this post is from “les mis”, one of my favourite songs in the whole musical that is depressing as anything!  it’s a very sad part.  I’m not personally sad, i just thought the title fit well with the comic.
I remember when I was about 19, me and my friends Andrew Kruger and Kurt Pearson were going to “Disney church” in Edmonton.  We called it Disney church because everything was shiny and intentional, produced for mass-market appeal to young adults, and the place was basically a meat-market of a thousand plus single attractive Albertans looking for their other half.  BUT!  it was a good time, the preacher was really more like a comedian, the band was amazing, who doesn’t want to hang out with a thousand attractive people, etc.  I remember very distinctly that every week, the theme of the whole service always boiled down to “If you believe, you will achieve your dreams.” and one weekend in particular, Kurt afterwards said “you know that’s crap, right?” and it was the first time in my life someone had told me that dreams can be unrealistic and unachievable.  In school, in the media, even at church, i had been spoon-fed this idea that “I can do anything!”.  Maybe it’s because my parent’s generation wasn’t allowed to dream, but it’s almost like my generation wasn’t allowed to be realistic (an exaggeration, but… is it?)

I could dedicate my life to being an Olympic level gymnast, but it is very unlikely that I personally will ever raise to that level.  There are aspirations within my grasp…  I wonder if those are the ones I am grasping after?

Not to be de-motivational or anything, i just think its better to be motivated to pursue things that are attainable and not some fluffy pipe-dream.  TIME TO RE-EVALUATE MY DREAMS!

 

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…the man could sell snow to a person who lives where there is lots of snow already

2014-3-12Have a great Wednesday everyone!  If ever you’re feelin’ down… just remember:  JAZZ HANDS!  it won’t improve anything, but hopefully it’ll distract you with it’s ridiculousness long enough that you’ll feel a bit better!

 

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the death of my imagination

2014-3-11What frontier is there left for man to explore?  Exploring wikipedia is a BORING TRAP that wastes an entire afternoon!  I want to go outside!  I want to find fossils and dragon-bone and dig for buried treasure and, i guess, be a little kid again.  There was so much wonder in the world!  I guess there still is, I just can’t see it, ’cause i’m too fast to google everything.  I guess i’ll have to see the world’s wonder fresh through my daughters eyes, once she’s old enough to go on adventures.

For now, i’m happy to have her lay on her play mat and bat away at the mobile.  …maybe the mobile IS dragons to Josie!  ooh.  GET EM!