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Over the weekend, Kyle and I finally got around to watching Up In The Air. For the handful of you who might be unfamiliar with this film, George Clooney portrays a character who is a third-party hatchet man. He delivers the earth-shattering news to unsuspecting employees that they no longer have a place in the company.
Amidst the snappy dialogue, there are some profound conversations. One line jumped up at me, and I've been turning it over in my head quite a bit. When discussing the future with Bob - a newly unemployed man - Clooney's character notes that notes that though Bob is a career corporate-type, he had minored in French Culinary Arts. He asks Bob:
How much did they first pay you to give up on your dream?
Quite the question.
Is it universal to have a dream? What's the difference between a dream and life goals? Is it okay to dream big, knowing that the fruition of those dreams takes place almost exclusively in day dreams?
Do you have a dream?
I have some dreams.
(Is it wrong to have more than one?)
I dream of where the As He Leads Us project will go and the lives it will touch.
I dream of editing a magazine that encourages natural family living for a Christian audience (sorta like Mothering with a Christ-focused spin).
I dream of community activism:
- Inspired by the interview of Annie Leonard by Beth of Fake Plastic Fish, I dream of organizing a community stuff swap.
- I dream of getting involved in some very tangible ways to meet the needs of the underfed in our town - especially underfed children.
- I dream of hosting backyard cookouts for our neighbors.
These dreams come to mind.
Today, I would love to hear about your dreams.
Big dreams, little dreams, dreams with roots in reality or dreams that float untethered through the impossible.
New reader, long-time reader, just stopping by . . . tell me, what is your dream?