"From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me."
Walt Whitman (1819-92)
"When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break."
Akhenaton (d. c.1354 BC)
And now, the current weather, from some random person we pulled off the street:
Monday, April 28, 2003
Can we ever really admit the desires of our heart?
Dream Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English dreem, from Old English drEam noise, joy, and Old Norse draumr dream; akin to Old High German troum dream
Date: 13th century
1 : a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep -- compare REM SLEEP
2 : an experience of waking life having the characteristics of a dream: as a : a visionary creation of the imagination : DAYDREAM b : a state of mind marked by abstraction or release from reality : REVERIE c : an object seen in a dreamlike state : VISION
3 : something notable for its beauty, excellence, or enjoyable quality
4 : a strongly desired goal or purpose
5 : Delectable thoughts hard to admit to ourselves sometimes
I wish I felt like smiling every day so I could give smiles to all the people I meet all day long.
I wish I had more close friends that I could share myself with.
I wish every office came with a kitten, and no one was allergic to them.
I wish I had not lost touch with so many good people, and alienated so many others.
I wish life turned out more like we plan it and less like we blunder through it.
I wish I could connect the dots between here and my dreams.
I wish I could do a better job of easing the pains in others.
I wish we could learn to love each other like dogs love us.
I wish life had rewind and fast forward buttons.
I wish everyone still remembered how to play.
I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)