The sun sets on another day…
Sunset was cloudy with a chance of queso, or at least it is how I felt as we ate queso.
I had a dream last night. I was sitting with my grandfather talking about a great many items. We started with math, then some science, then gardening, then books, and just kept talking. I knew I was in a dream but I was fascinated by the interactions and I was also quite taken aback by the detail and color. I did not try to change the dream as I usually do, I just let it find its way.
The conversation worked its way to the kids, and how great they have done, and we talked in depth about how he tried to give me good foundations, and a instill in me the curiosity necessary to find a way even in the dark. We talked for a while about shooting and he mused that I overthink my shots, and when we talked about photography he was impressed at how much I had learned since my teens. He noted he was never that much of a photographer, but enjoyed the pictures later.
As the dream progressed my grandfather, who passed away in the early 80s, told me he was proud of me. IT was at that time that I woke, full of tears and thoughts.
Many of my books and stories come from dreams and I know a lot of it is me working out issues in my mind. I also know there are no explanations for my recurring dreams and things like me resolving system issues in a dream and trying it here only to find I was right and more. This was interesting as I do not think I have a need for affirmations, but apparently my mind did.
With that in mind, I may not know you but I think you need to know I am proud of you. I am proud of your ability to solve problems, to laugh, to cry, to be a part of complex interactions. I am proud of the things you have accomplished, proud of the things you have learned. I am proud you have survived the last year. I am proud of your silence, and proud of your voice reaching out to make a difference. Mostly, I am proud of you, not because you need to hear it, but because it is nice to hear sometimes that we are more.
So as the sun sets on another day, another wonderful sunset. Whether we can see it or not, it is wonderful because it is there. Grab on and enjoy every moment you can, and realize the world is yours to enjoy. Make it right every day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and be amazed…