Are they hazy, wrapped in gauze and indistinct?
Or is yours sharp, real and clear, as clear as the silhouette of the Eastern Sierras against a bright blue sky?
I have my dream, our dream, I should say. It is of the sharp quality, almost too easy to see. Aptly named and even better placed. Nestled in the arms of the mountains I love, not too far, but otherworldly in its setting. Strategically situated next to a clear running stream, at the end of a 16 mile mountain bike trail, feet from fishing holes, minutes from elevation, closest to my idea of heaven. (No, it is not Canada, and that is what makes it so real).
This dream unfolds easily in my mind, scenes of this life vivid and challenging. I can see the place clean and welcoming. I can see the Lodge restored and inviting, people gathered around a deep warm hearth in winter. People not on Retreat, but in Advance mode.
I can see artists of all types, all mediums, snugged up in small cottages, needing and finding inspiration. Cyclists needing open road and trail, yogis needing meditation and practice, travelers from far off places stumbling upon us because someone told them about us back in Thailand.
And I can see all of them gather to find these things in each other.
I can see small gardens tended, classes offered, people coming and going and staying and leaving. A huge glassed in room of fiber and art and wheels and looms and space. I can see learning to fish, like, really fish.
There is healing and growth, unbelievable opportunity for early morning sunrise glory, unparalleled areas for photography exploration and a lot of home cooked meals served on long trench tables where all sit to eat and live and eat some more.
I can see this dream and it makes me happy. And it makes it harder. Dream to reality seems a challenge I am not quite sure how to embrace. My current attempts to realize it involve SuperLotto tickets every so often. I do believe that when we truly visualize that which we need, we can will it to come, it just might not come the way we expect.
This here is my attempt to put the message out to the Universe at large that I am serious about this dream and would welcome any assistance available to help it become solid reality. Thanks, there, happy spirits, and I am looking forward to seeing you in Paradise.