Dreams: New Year’s Revolutions…




I had a dream last week that I was singing at a coffee house. I have readers and WordPress friends who are real honest-to-goodness musicians, so to them, this dream would be no more than a yawn. But to me–I love music but am Woefully Unmusical–it felt like learning to swim. Freedom, accomplishment. A new form of mobility.

In my dream, it was Open Mike Night and somehow someone Forced me onstage. (Even in my dreamworld, it is well known that there was no way I would go voluntarily.) So I sang a song that I wrote Years and Years and Eons ago. Yes, I used to write songs–lyrics–like I write poetry now; I think in poetry sometimes and I used to think in songs. Since I am so woefully unmusical and unable to write the music that I imagined, I used to sing my songs into a tape recorder (Yes I was a mere child, you are deducing correctly).

Up on that dream stage, I sang one of my ancient tunes, a cappella.

Since in dreams anything can and does happen, it may not surprise you that the audience members Loved my little tune. There was a moment of silence (they were stunned, as was I) and then they rose to their feet in adulation with raucous applause.

Then I awoke.


It would have been nice to dream of my continued rise to fame and my stardom, but instead I awoke thinking: I should get a guitar. I should learn to play the guitar. Huh? Where did that come from? I didn’t even have a guitar in my dream. I can only think that on some level I knew just how off-key atrocious I must have sounded, particularly without any accompaniment.

But it does sound fun to write lyrics, like poetry, and to write music in my mind again.

How much stead do you put in dreams? Ever follow any?

Just wondering. Lala la la.

~ Lily


5 Comments on “Dreams: New Year’s Revolutions…”

  1. andy1076 says:

    So..will you be writing some songs to share with us? 🙂

  2. Dreams, even daydreams, CAN become reality, Lily…we just have to keep working at it!

    Once, just before my divorce, I was driving with my parents when we passed the Performing Arts Center in downtown Milwaukee. Out of the blue I stated, “I’m going to work there someday!”. Of course, my Mother thought I was crazy, but Dad knew better…and less than six months later, I WAS working there, and continued there for almost fifteen years!

  3. irfriske says:

    Absolutely, my dreams are usually telling me things I have denied or pushed back out of reach for me on a more conscious level. Go for it Lilly, you might discover you are so much more musical than you ever have imagined.

  4. Sloan says:

    Do I ever follow any? Yes, every day. Looking forward to watching you follow your inspirations — wherever they might lead you. Blessings, Love, & Light, S

  5. free penny press says:

    If that is your dream, i say follow it. I dream of writing a book, a short one. I have no plans to ever sell it but I am writing it nonetheless..
    One day lily may be singing in a coffee-shop.. how awesome would that be 😉

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