Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wishful Thinking {guest post ~ Mosey Along} + a giveaway

Remember as a child how easy it was to make a wish?  To dream?  Birthday candles or first evening stars weren't always necessary - when you're a child dreams are BIG.  And prolific.  The possibilities are endless.  To catch a leprechaun, to spot a real fairy.  At one point my daughter wanted to be an astronaut, photographer, mother of five.  All at once.  (and why not?)

I was recently asked if I remembered the dreams of my childhood - the ones which had nothing to do with practicality or even reality.  I realized that I hadn't consciously wished or dreamed for something in a long time outside of day-to-day desires:
reading a book in the daytime (rather than falling asleep after one page in bed at night), 
drinking a hot cup of coffee from top to bottom, 
sleeping in past 7:00 a.m., 
have a conversation with an adult from start to finish, 
having FUN with my daughter,
time to mosey.
Funnily enough, I've discovered these kind of wishes are easily obtainable - I had got into the dangerous habit of saying "I just don't have time", but I've learned to make space, to ask for space, so that these daily delights can happen.

And because those simple wishes are coming true?  I've been inspired to dream bigger.  They are still just whispers, or words on the page of my journal, but I'm sending them out into the universe.  And for the first time in many years, I'm starry eyed.  
Trying to catch the deluge in a paper cup.
(If you get that reference, shout it out in the comments, 
I'll send the first correct answer three postcards from my photo collection.)
Mosey Along is authored by Kim Thompson-Steel.  It's a name you should remember because her images are stunning, thought-provoking, and are typically backed with a story {for Kim also has a way with words too ~ she is one of those really talented souls}.  Lucky for me, Kim lives in the Bay Area, and we have met on several occasions.  She and her Sweet Pea are as lovely as can be, and I am already looking forward to our next visit.  
[image by mosey images] 


  1. As far as I know it comes from a song Crowded House, Don't Dream it's over...
    I know the feeling. I think it's so sad that dreaming is a bit "frowned upon" now. I used to dream for days at a I'm "too busy" which is obviously not true!

  2. 7am, cup of hot coffee, adult conversation....those are on my list too ;) all dreams are needed, big and small. Dream away!

  3. Sleeping in past 7am is on my wish list for sure, but I find it so hard to do. All my big dreams from childhood have changed and I have new big ones now, ones that I'm working on making happen.

  4. hey now, hey now, don't dream its over :)

    We NEED dreams. And dreams shouldn't be unattainable....they should be goals.

  5. I am a big fan of wishful thinking, dreaming big and feeling all the happiness involved through my entire being!

    I do not know the reference, I am really bad, like really really bad at that game :)

  6. It's good to know you are feeling starry eyed. I think I'll listen to a little Crowded House now. Cheers to sending those dreams out into the universe and making time for what is most important to us.

  7. childish dreams are indeed a magical way to wish for life. beautiful post and inspiring words. I am a big dreamer in the heart.

  8. What beautiful thoughts. How strange, we can do most of things we so wanted in childhood as adults, and yet so we often fail to appreciate them!

  9. Love this series. I could sit and gaze at that photo all morning. I think you know my list of dreams is crazy long and always will be. But for now, I only wish I had a bowl of those warm cashews right now!

  10. I am so blessed... what I most wanted as a child was to be a mom and finally I am. My K/1 teacher reminds me of that whenever she writes to me....

    I've done so much as an adult that never even entered into my imagination as a child.

    I don't make as much money or have as much position power, but know that those things don't matter to me.

    I always love your posts... lots to ponder now!


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