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Monday, 6 August 2012

Dream on ...

Hold on to dreams ...
For if dreams die,
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly

These words were on a poster in my senior school classroom in the 70's, and I still think they apply today, just as much as they did then.

What do you think, and have you held onto words or a verse all your life?

Love, Claire xxx

43 comments:

  1. Although it is not a verse I really love the desiderata, I think it sums up how I feel about most things and its good to remind myself of that if I get lost along the way.....your verse is lovely xx

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    1. I love Desiderata too Sophie, particularly Be yourself. do not feign affection. Inspiring words indeed! xx

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  2. We both must be having a dreamy Monday judging by our posts! lol

    What an inspirational verse. The one true thing that has always stuck with me was something an old girlfriend of my cousins once said. "Nobody is always on your side all of the time" at the time that sounded really rather grim but as an adult I see more that we are all different and all have our own perspectives on life.

    Hope you have a great week.


    P x

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    1. Loved your dreamy post Paula ... Your words are so true also, and make you stop and think that life is up to you, and not anyone else's responsibility. xx

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  3. Hello Claire
    Thanks for bringing back happy memories. I won a poster with these words on during drama class when I was 13. The words have always been stuck in my mind and I really do believe they're true.
    My dad used to give me 50p for reciting the owl and the pussycat went to sea, so needless to say I still know that off by heart.
    Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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    1. Something else we have in common Ali! I love the Owl and the PussyCat too, but can't recite it! xx

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  4. A fitting start to the week, the month, a new season, a new year! Love it, Dawn x

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    1. Hello Dawn, thanks for dropping in .... always welcome! xx

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  5. That Langston hughes poem is one of my favourites and the line 'Hold fast to dreams' is my favourite line of poetry. A wonderful mantra!

    Lexie

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    1. Hello Lexie, I didn't know my words were adapted from an actual poem, but have googled it, so thank you for sharing! xx

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  6. Lovely words and so true. One verse that sticks in my head is all about it raining.I should have used it a few weeks ago with all that rain!
    Sarah x

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    1. Hi Sarah, let's hope we don't have to use it for a while! xx

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  7. Lovely words indeed - thanks for sharing them :-)
    xx

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    1. Hello Gilly, thanks for dropping in! xx

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  8. Beautiful words Claire, my own contribution is..
    " Fly above it, because you have wings "
    Thea x

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    1. Lovely words Thea, and so true! xx

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  9. I have always believed the saying 'Regret the things you have done not the things you haven't done' and remember telling my sons the same.I suppose it's about making the most of life and your opportunities.

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    1. I like that Anne, and think it is something we should strive for. I try to have no regrets, because unless we are really unhappy with our lives, doing something else may have altered our lives beyond recognition. xx

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  10. Hi, lovely verse.
    I think I live by 'treat others as you would like to be treated yourself' it usually works! Ada :)

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  11. Hello again Mrs!
    I loVed this post Claire..
    And straight away I thought of this..
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away...
    Hope to see you this week!!
    LoVe Mariax
    Yes been watching the Olympic's every day!!

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    1. I have a picture with those very words Maria! hope to see you soon, too ... xx

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  12. If you can't change anything else, change your attitude.
    This helps me often.

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    1. Very true, sometimes we're so wrapped up in a situation, we don't realise that we can change it ourselves by altering our way of thinking. Thanks for sharing xx

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  13. Beautiful words sweetie, hope you have a happy week :)

    Bee happy x

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    1. Hello Deborah, thanks for visiting, always welcome! xx

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  14. Inspirational words its amazing how these words will stick with you for life. I hope you have a lovely week thank you for sharing. Tracy x

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    1. Thank you Tracy, and you're very welcome! xx

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  15. A phrase I recently heard which really resonated with me... "If the grass looks greener on the other side, water your own grass." x

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    1. That's lovely, I'll definitely try to remember that one! Thanks for sharing xx

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  16. Lovely post Claire...one of my favourite sayings is.."love is the treasure house of happiness...guard it well".
    Gail x

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  17. Great post Claire. And yes I have. 'Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail' :D

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    1. Yes, that's so true, Annie. I encourage my children to make their own mark, and not just follow the herd ... I suppose that's what yor words are saying, but in a nicer way! xx

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  18. I´m fighting for my dream at the moment - funny how dreams change though - still I´m proud to say that I´ve always followed my dreams.

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  19. Hello ad welcome to Thriftwood! Hope all your dreams come true xx

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  21. beautiful words x
    have a super lovely weekend
    love jooles x

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    1. Thank you joules, hoe you do too! Xx

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  22. Lovely idea - one of my favourite little snippets of poetry is:
    "I would give all the wealth that the years have piled, the slow result of life's decay, to be once more a little child, for one bright Summer's day" (It may not be exact after all these years being in my head!). I posted a picture of myself with my sister as children on flickr with this little rhyme....

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    1. That is so lovely ... Thank you for sharing it with us xxx

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  23. Thank you all for your lovely comments. I've received a couple of strange comments from someone which made absolutely no sense, but seemed unpleasant, so have removed them, and had to take the precaution of reviewing my comments before they are published. Sorry about this, but it only takes one person to spoil something for everyone. Hope you all ave a lovely weekend

    xxx

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I love to hear what you think of my ramblings and value all your comments ... I will try and get back to you, but am sorry if I don't always manage this ... sometimes real life just gets in the way! Claire xxx