Dreams are like clouds

Written on: August 23, 2017

In: Thoughts by Elisa Coleclough


As I am travelling on this airplane, it gets back into my head that saying that goes: “Every cloud has a silver lining”.  I start to ponder on my appreciation that dreams are like clouds, you can see them high above, but you cannot touch them, physics, and mathematics confirm they do exist. You can only see them when you are day dreaming, meditating or actually sleeping.

When I look out my window, I feel two things, how amazing technology is and how small we are. I go on to consider that every single thing that surrounds us was once somebody’s dream. The airplane I am on… the simple fact of being able to spread our metal wings and fly like birds, was once somebody’s idea. I often come to realize that all the dreams we have shape our lives, actions and choices, of course many of those are influenced by the people that surround us.

On the other hand, many people tend to tell us that our dreams are just that, dreams, unattainable, unrealistic. What’s there to gain for those who shatter our hopes to the floor? Nothing. Or maybe there is the simple reassurance to themselves that they do not want to go and fight for their dreams out of their comfort zone, maybe to reassure that they are not magicians, or great inventors that can actually change the world.

I tend to disagree though, we all can change our worlds, with positive attitude. A smile, and the hope to attain our dreams. Dreams are fuel that keeps us going every day, no matter if one day is not the best, the next day will be great. Keep on trying, if you love cooking, try different recipes or styles, there will be one in which you excel. If you like sports, try different to see which one suits you, one will bring out all your passion, and so on with all the things in your life. Hustle, keep on trying, keep on dreaming and remember that failure is just another step to success even Sir Winston Churchill said “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” … and I am sure he knew what he was talking about.