Wednesday, January 23, 2008

dreams, bumper stickers, and podcasts

The meaning of dreams.

the other night, i had a dream that i woke up from, feeling rather like "oh man, where did that come from?" it made me think about dreams, and how much significance we are supposed to place on them. I mean, they obviously come from the uttermost parts of our mind and emotions. they occur, even when we dont want them to happen. I've had dreams about people who I really care about, getting hurt. I've had dreams about people that i haven't seen or talked to in years. I've had dreams about flying. The last dream I dreamt, I was kissing a boy (nope, you don't know who it is, I can almost guarantee, so stop trying to analyze who it is), and it just seemed right.

what does this mean? that something awful has happened to someone? that i miss people that don't effect my daily life? that i have a secret crush that i dont know about? Any dream analyzers out there?

Yesterday, when i was running, i saw a bumper sticker. it said: "remember who you wanted to be" and, it made me think quite a bit about that. and, i came to this conclusion. I think that the bumper sticker is to remind yourselves of the dreams and aspirations that you had when you were "younger." when perhaps, passion and drivenness seemed more tangible in your mind. when you thought that you could reach and attain the stars. and, i then thought, well, maybe the bumper sticker should rather say "remember who you want to be" because dreams and aspirations and hopes and priorities change over life. you meet people, you experience things, and all of this changes. you desire to be someone who is more suited to who you are now, in this moment.

I saw "into the wild" for the second time. i like this quote: "when you forgive, you love. and when you love, god's light shines upon you." and this quote: "The core of mans' spirit comes from new experiences."

Some pretty sweet video's on "the hour" with George Strombo lately. I download them as podcasts onto my computer. Have a look:

man who climbs mountians, without any legs, Warren MacDonald:
video


Les Stroud, Survivorman:
video


(you may ask why I am wanting to potentially sell my car~ I can see no negative aspects behind this. it is far cheaper to not have one, as well, I rarely ever drive it. anytime i need to take a longer trip, I can rent a car. Every time i need to do laundry, I can take my scooter. Everytime i need to pick up groceries, i can take my scooter. scooters are more environmentally friendly. And, they are cute. )

1 comment:

Bonnieupnorth said...

Saw the original interview on the hour and was quite impressed. CBC Tv and radio both have some excellant programming and gravitate towards both when indoors on blizzard days!