On the river of dreams

If you ask around most people will admit they dream
and very few will say they don’t. But do most
really know what a dream is?

“A Dream is a Wish Your Makes” is the title of a
song by Mack David, Al Hoffman and Jerry Livingston
that they composed for the Disney film
“Cinderella”. It is also the title of Annette
Funicello’s autobiography written in 1994.


We’ve always liked that turn of words because,
let’s face it, some of us are dreamers. In fact, we
firmly believe that if it wasn’t for dreams a lot
of us would turn into raving lunatics. We all like
to have something to hold on to.

Webster’s New World Dictionary defines “dream” as:

1. a sequence of images,etc. passing through a
sleeping person’s mind

2. a daydream; reverie

3. a fond hope

4. anything dreamlike

Knowing this we cannot conceive how anyone could
not dream. Artists dream with paint, writers dream
with words, and paupers dream of wealth. We have
pipe dreams, dream vacations, and the American

Those who say they don’t dream have our
condolences. To those who do dream we offer
congratulations, for we are the ones who hold the
keys to the next great invention, or something that
will people laugh, cry, think, or smile.

So keep dreaming! All we ask is that you keep the
tires in your own lane while doing so.
Comments are always welcome.

4 Responses to On the river of dreams

  1. Grumpa Joe says:

    Very nicely put. I have a sticker on my bike that says “I dream on two wheels.”

  2. cruisin2 says:

    Grumpa Joe,
    thank you. Sounds like you have a neat bike.

  3. Ronnie Brooks says:

    Wow! So right on point. Dream on.

  4. cruisin2 says:

    Ronnie Brooks,
    thank you.

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