“While wishing and hoping makes you a dreamer, acting and doing makes you someone who can turn dreams into reality.” – Nan S. Russell
At times I catch myself saying, “I wish….” I adore words and I love writing as the art itself has allowed me to find me through me. Every time I put my fingertips to keys (or pen to paper) I learn a bit more about Cari. I could be doing everything and nothing. I could be in deep thought or being a complete dork. We all have that part that allows ourselves to hear our inner voice. We all have a passion, it is up to us to recognize and embrace it. The role of this art can be defined and described by you and only you. Your inner voice only belongs to you.
I have always been a dreamer, a believer in everything greater than myself. When I was a little girl, I used to always quiz people and stir up a conversation always intending to use the line, “It’s like the wind. You can’t see it, but you can feel it.” I am so grateful for the people, places, and experiences that have influenced me to think about my life, who I am, who I want to be and where I want to go.
Over the weekend, I pretended I was a tourist in my own city. In New York, this is quite easy. I randomly ended up on the Upper West Side. I walked into the open courtyard of Lincoln Center (probably haven’t been there in a year) and stood up over the fountain to make a wish. I made a wish. I believe in making wishes, I am a dreamer (a big one.) However, as much as I will use “I wish” I will say and believe in “I will.” That is how we truly turn our dreams into reality.
I walked away from the fountain that day a penny short and a wish in my heart. It was quite adorable as just as I made my wish; two little girls (probably ten years old) were tossing a penny in each wishing one-day to be professional ballerinas. They tossed in their wish as that sat on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Lincoln Center staring at the oversized American Ballet theater sign that hung over the courtyard.
Wish for what you want. Say to yourself, I will. Now, what are you waiting for?