Quite some time ago, Langston Hughes wrote a poem called I Dream a World. Despite some non-inclusive language (it was from another era) it resonates with me. It begins

 

I dream a world where man
No other man will scorn,
Where love will bless the earth
And peace its paths adorn…

That is a dream that I’m sure many wish would come true. There was another man who had that dream, as well. Their dream still lives in the hearts of many, many people. Some dreams go deep.

We each have dreams — some are large and encompass the world and the fragile state it is in, some are smaller but no less worth of voicing.

Some of my dreams are small, closely held to my heart, the sort that grow as a response to the sentiment in Johnny Mercer’s song Dream When You’re Feeling Blue. You likely have dreams like that of your own.

I dream of having my writing touch someone the way some books have touched and changed me. That may resonate with you, as well.

And yes, like Langston Hughes, I dream a world “where black or white, Whatever race you be, Will share the bounties of the earth And every man is free.”

The thing about dreams, though, is that they don’t come true just through wishing. They take hard work. They take persistence. They take doing. Sometimes they take daring. They definitely take determination.

All that isn’t easy. But I am convinced it’s worth it. Let’s keep dreaming. Let’s keep doing.

What are some of your dreams?

D. Dream. Do. Have the Drive and Determination to keep Doing. Be Dedicated and Dauntless. Dare to believe the world can be a better place. Dare to believe we can help, in great ways and in small. Dare to Dream.

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