Finding My Dreams In A Song


This post was originally in December, but for some reason I never got around to posting it.

The other day my wife asked me if I had any dreams and I honestly could think of none. Have I allowed my condition to stop me from truly living? How the hell could I not have any dreams, or have I locked them away so that I don’t end up getting disappointed, or worse yet, I subconsciously don’t think I will be around long enough to see them through. Despite my pontificating on always having hope, have I unbeknownst to me, silently stopped living? Am just existing now?

I always say, no matter what, you are where you are supposed to be. Last night was a horrible, cold, windy, rainy night, and I could have easily said it was too dangerous to drive the hour and ten minutes to a concert by my favorite singer of all time, Olivia Newton John. I waited 40 years to finally see her live, and the opportunity made itself shown. I went, and during the singing of one song, I had a psychological break through. I have a bunch of dreams, but I locked them away and could not retrieve them. And one verse of one song had them all come flooding to my consciousness. I was able to see just how blessed I am, that despite my conditions, I am still able to be active and do many things people with less than I are of capable of doing.

Even if the universe decides that my time is up tomorrow, I should never let my condition hinder me from having dreams, fulfilling goals, and learning continuously. Who is to say that I will not live to be 92 as an old psychic once told me. I am so blessed that I am always, eventually able to self analyze myself. Now I truly have to start back living and dreaming – again.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Basil,

    Coincidentally enough, I was thinking the same thing as well yesterday. We need to keep on dreaming and planning for a future. The future is what we make it. It can be today, tomorrow, next week or next month or next year. We do have a future and we need to make the most of it as we more than others understand the value and preciousness of time. We need to keep LIVING not just existing.

    Keep on dreaming and enjoying life!



    1. Basil Rene says:

      Thanks Marie-Chantal. Your blog is definitely a window into hope and having promise and dreams!


  2. healedwog says:


    You always inspire me and push me to the next level of my recovery. I too have let my dreams get locked away, but it is time to live them out… THANK YOU AGAIN.

    Healed WOG


    1. Basil Rene says:

      Thanks for the comment. One thing I have found that has been such a help in healing and keeping positive is to keep posting to my blog. Even if some posts people really don’t care about, it helps. ope to see some posts from you soon!Keep up your blog and you will find thoughts and solutions coming to you in way that you never thought that they would. Just remember to always write your blog for YOU. Hope to see some posts from you soon


      1. healedwog says:

        THANK YOU .. more than words could ever say… much needed


Please feel free to leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.