Did you ever wonder why we have nightmares, or bad dreams? Is it a remembered experience from another life? Or something from your childhood. Think about it.
I watched TV a lot as a child and often dreamed about what I watched. I had a recurring dreams (still do at times) about snakes, shudder… I also dreamed about volcanoes erupting. To this day I’m afraid of snakes and volcanoes.
We’re taught in the USA to strive for success, to be somebody. That’s a fact. But it’s really a matter of perception, isn’t it? What must you do to be considered successful?
My dad wanted to do so much more that he did. His brother signed him out of school in the 8th grade. From there he bounced from job to job.
Unfortunately he saw something he wasn’t’ supposed to see (Brooklyn, N.Y. in the 1930’s was a dangerous place)and was under a death threat from gangsters. So he was sent to live with his aunt in a small town in W.N.Y. That’s where he met my mom. He adored her from first sight. She was 15 and he was19, both kids really. Ah, romance…
3 years later they married and together for half a century.
He had health issues and because of his education, he could only get blue collar, labor intensive jobs. He raised 3 children and taught them right from wrong. He was very strict but he also encouraged them to succeed. Work hard and become somebody. In the end, the thought himself a failure & died a sad, defeated man. He was wonderful, kind, helpful and had a big heart. To me he wasn’t anywhere near a failure.
Sounds like a story, doesn’t it? But it’s true. He said to me more than once, that seeing that murder saved his life in many ways. What a crossroad to be confronted with. Perception can be a beast, can’t it?
Forgive me for rambling today, just reminiscing.
Thanks for sharing your memories of your dad. He lived a very interesting life I’m sure and I enjoyed reading it.
I enjoy reading whatever you write; you have a way with words @Garnet.
Oh please, ramble more. Ild like to hear more about him. Who taught or he reflected to work hard and keep his family together?
Yes! I am constantly fascinated by dreams (and their not-so-nice dancing partner nightmares). I’ve changed my views around dreams a lot throughout my practice, and I no longer believe that my personal dreams are prophetic nor good materials to use in my divinations.
That being said, the world of dream magick, lucid dreaming, and more is still wide open and oh so exciting to explore! I always love reading posts about dreams in the forum
I can’t say it better than the lovely Mistella here already put it
Thanks for sharing, Garnet!
Sounds like the most beautiful and inspiring story
Thanks @Garnet for sharing this with us
Your father doesn’t sound like a failure. It’s a shame how in the USA we tend to measure someone’s success based on their job and how much money they make.
One of the lyrics to the song Blink by Revive is, “When it’s all said and done, no remembers how far we have run; the only thing that matters is how we have loved”.
Truer words have never been said.
I think your Dad was a success!
Yes, he was, a success and my hero. But it was long ago and times have changed with each generation. What was acceptable in 1960 is terrible now, but it was acceptable then. The thing is, he thought he had to be perfect in order to succeed.
That’s a fine thought, as long as one knows that one cannot be perfect. Its a subsequent impossibility.
Love comes and goes my darling…
Pay it foreword, so it goes in the right direction.