Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My Dormant Dreams

I don’t quite know how it happened, but I know I used to have so many dreams for the future. I had cockamamie dreams. But, slowly I began to deny myself those fantasies.

In the beginning, I imagined that my garden would feed my family…even the landscaping would include pretty, yet edible organic plants.

For hours on end, I would scour books, catalogues, and magazines, learning all I could about xeriscaping and chemical free pest management.

I dreamed of a chicken tractor and a pet duck. I dreamed of a fish pond and a separate tank to raise crawdads in the backyard.

Over the years, some of those dreams did come true.

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We dug a little water garden with a barrel fountain and koi.

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The tangerine tree and grape vines feed us for a short, lovely while.

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AND, I got my pet duck, Serendipity, eight years ago.

However, I gave up on the moveable chicken coop and green eggs. No longer did the gears in my head spin over thoughts of mini-lobsters out back.

Weeds choked out my garden and hopelessness choked out my imagination.

But WAIT, there’s more! Maybe it’s this crazy California weather, but I think I see a sprout of a wacky goal….a glimmer of crazy hope peeking out from my cold, dreary yesterday and reaching toward the sun!


So, once again I dream. In fact, I planted peas and lettuces and green onions, too. I’m scheming on how to turn an old trampoline into a chicken run. And, watch out, Hubby…we’re goin’ crawdad’n’ one of these days!

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(Plus, I’m getting excited about some art related ideas these days. So, stay tuned!)

(P.S. My friend Kim, at Gerushia's New World, told me about this blog and the photo challenge which inspired my post today: Fat Mum Slim .)


  1. What a lovely post.

    Sometimes, our big dreams come true...they just come true in little bits at a time. Then, years later, when you stand back and have a long look, you realize that everything is as it should be.

    Keep on dreamin' big...eventually the dreams will come true.

    Gerushia's New World

  2. That is so true, Kim! Thank you! If I forget, will you remind me?

  3. This post reminds me of that quote ... "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars."

    I LOVE dreaming big. Usually, they come true smaller than I'd imagined, but they do come true.

    You've done great so far!

  4. Thank you, Lisa! I appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a nice comment!

    I like that quote!