No Longer Just a Dream

In response to the Daily Post’s prompt “Optimistic”

How do you fuel the fires of optimism?


Caves in Croatia

As a cynic, there are few things that make me hopeful or optimistic. But the idea of change in the future, brightens my day more than any other. Believing that my dreams might someday come true, keeps me hopeful in the midst of my cynicism. It sounds like a naive cliche, I’m sure, but still this is what keeps me somewhat optimistic.

Of those dreams, is travel and exploration. I yearn for a chance for adventure to break the mundane cycle that is my daily routine. I wish to delve into as many cultures as possible and explore the mysterious wonders of nature. It is the desire for such experiences that spark a ray of hope in an otherwise regular life.

Quotes on Hope

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” – Tom Bodett

“We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming- well, that’s saying you can never change your fate.” – Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Sense

“My hope is still to leave this world a bit better than when I got here.” – Jim Henson

Do I Dare to Dream?

Is a dream too much to ask?

Is it every person’s right?

Or is life merely composed of tasks


Do I dare hope for a life of my own?

Do I dare wish for love?

Or am I to settle for an existence I’ve outgrown


Can I explore the world?

May I experience living?

Or would such requests never be forgiven


If a dream is bigger than its dreamer

If an ambition is too outrageous

Could it still be pursued or would it be ridiculous


Am I insane to want to make the most out of life?

Am I unnatural because I want to follow the path I choose?

Or have people grown accustomed to being blind to what they truly desire.