Hi all you lovely coffee drinkers, etiquette like tea drinkers and gracious book readers! If you find yourself on your way to the Aroma coffee shop in Lynnwood Pretoria, don’t bother… just yet. To my utter shock and devastation I was informed that they’ll only be opening their doors on Wednesday. Oh, and if you wanted to buy yourself an ice-cream on a Sunday evening after church at your nearest KFC, don’t bother either. I visited three of the chicken franchises last night and had to settle with Mc Donald’s. So to end my most lazy, most relaxing and most unproductive summer holiday, it came down to a late night ice-scream and a movie. To properly not think of today’s work, the movie had to be Anna Karenin. I’ve read the book about half way but with the daunting thoughts of another years worth of labor, my attention had to be thoroughly captivated by a time zone entirely from another world.
It wouldn’t be wise to enter the New Year with any thoughts on work, politics, or the new neighbors cat that sneaked in and ripped your dining room curtain to pieces. We may, in the course of our daily activities, still linger on perhaps a dream that may have gotten lost a long time ago. A dream of a better life, a better community or just a dream of having the basics in life, (for those of you in a tight spot.)
The words; “may all your dreams come true,” comes to mind but those words would be rather futile if there aren’t any dreams to realize. I know from personal experience, that our existence here on earth has a sneaky way to steal our dreams, not all at once of course, but slowly, bit by bit until one day you realize that you have totally forgotten what you really wanted. We are all aware of the fact that, the day we stop dreaming, is the day we die.
Why not take some time then, and get dreaming again. If not to act upon it, at least just for fun. Who knows what might come of it.
May you have a grand 2014, may all your dreams and hearts desires be fulfilled and never mind a happy New year, happy dreaming!
“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.” -Albert Einstein
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