My mum was an inveterate dreamer who would tell me, 'Billy Forde, it is never too late to change a wish or have a new dream'.Eleanor Roosevelt also remarked that 'The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams'.
In an often harsh world, it becomes of greater importance for a person to hold fast to their dreams, as often a cherished dream can be the only bucket of hope that one is able to dip into to keep one's thoughts, feelings and actions positive. My late mum often said as I struggled for three years to regain my mobility after a bad traffic accident as a child, 'Billy Forde, it is no good getting your legs back unless you can walk proud and keep your head up, even if you limp badly. Always stand up straight, walk proud, keep your head up, your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground' (I paraphrase).
My own favourite dream quotation, however, wasn't one of mum's pieces of Irish-spun wisdom but belonged to the film producer who brought magic and endless possibility into the lives of millions of children who immersed themselves in his many films when he said, 'If you can dream it, you can do it'; Walt Disney.
Love and peace. Bill xxx