When I was a child, all I wanted to be was a writer. I would write in my composition notebook and everything always felt different when I did. It felt safe, and I could do it so easily. I dreamed easily, too. Dreaming was often and ranged in scale, but also seemed to include just about everything. These days, I don’t dream as much. But I still hold the ones I did have close to my heart.
When I put the kids to sleep at night I often think about what their dreams are, and if they feel sturdy and tangible to their little selves. I imagine and frame all the ways I may aid them in making their dreams possible. But more importantly, how just living out and attempting to access my own may inspire them as they grow into people of this world.
Lately, the conversations I have with the kiddos are about middle schools and how much busier life will be with a change like that in the not-so distant future. And so, all the dream thoughts feel even more extensive. I ask myself if the way I currently navigate the public school system allows for them to one-day know that whatever they dream may be attainable. How may they be propped up and carried through? I know that just like seeing me, there are a series of steps (unique to New York) that I have to step alongside River (especially now). These are roads that don’t pause the bliss of dreaming though. They are components, things to sort and place along the road.
Maybe it’s spring, or the heat that settled into a welcomed cool breeze over the last 24 hours. But these are just a few things that are on my heart lately as I write my book and be.
Are you dreaming? Discussing? My friend Erin took a note from me over here.
(Photographs of our first beach day of the season!)
I love this so much. Sounds like we would have been friends in school- just went through my second grade journals and wow I could write back then 🙂
My husband and I try to discuss our dreams right when we wake up. Just this morning as I was getting our 6 month old up and cuddling her in bed with us I got to wondering if she dreams and what she dreams about. Looking forward to the day we can all discuss these things over breakfast as a family.
I love that Georgia, so so sweet. And from experience, they won’t stop talking over breakfast. 🙂 Enjoy!!!
We are going through the middle school change too. Your mention of it stopped me in my tracks. It certainly puts a different feel to this summer.
Yes we have one more year of elementary but the mind is in middle; which one, where, what to do in 5th to satisfy etc… puts a different energy into the summer “the last elementary summer!” for sure. Wishing ease and fun for all of you.