Courtney S. Barr

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Dreams are what we live for...

-Gail Devers

I dream.

I dream vividly.

I dream while the moon is high,
I dream while the sun shines upon my face,
I dream while I drive,
I dream while I work,
for every day that I live ..... I dream.

Sometimes I find myself lost in the current WIP, seeing in my mind how the scene is playing out. Watching my characters determined to tell their tale, its then that I understand the dream. There are moments where I am swept away by the dream. When the music lifts and the feeling swells I am encompassed by the dream. I never truly know where it comes from or where it may lead, I only know that within it I find myself daily.

Life allows us these stolen glimpses of what we can be as well as what we are.

We work on the dream,
we dedicate our time to the dream,
we yearn for the dream
we live for its reality.

Most importantly it is our belief in the dream that matters. We must believe that these moments are not wasted, that the time is precious and that our goal is worth fighting for. Dreams have been crushed throughout history because man forgot that the dream cannot be a selfish one; it must be one we share, one we place in the hands of a power that we do not always understand.

Don't forget to dream,
don't forget to have faith in the power of the written word,
don't forget that our visions are important,
don't forget to have faith in the outcome,
don't forget to yourself.

May your weekend be full of productive dreaming...


  1. Aw, fabulous post Courtney! It's so important to hold on to dreams--and it's so easy to let them go. Just what I needed this morning =)

  2. Great post and a great reminder. It's so easy to lose sight of your dreams in the crush of everyday. You've got to hold on. :)

  3. Lovely post, Courtney.

    Dream on, dream until your dreams come truuuue...

    (that was me singing Aerosmith)

    Happy Friday/Weekend!

    Oh, and don't eat any sofa pizza. ;o)

  4. Bea-u-ti-ful!!!! What a wonderful post, Courtney - and an even more wonderful reminder. Thanks, girl! Have a great weekend. :-)

  5. P.S. I'm glad you found your award. You are too sweet not to share a little sugar with! :-)

  6. Beautiful! Thanks, Courtney, for the reminder and the inspiration!

    Have a great weekend.

  7. Aww, that was so sweet. I'll be dreaming a lot this weekend. Thanks for the motivation.

  8. This is beautiful. Thanks for the post today.

  9. A dream is a wish your heart makes...

    I love this post! It's awesome and so true!


  10. Like the poetry of this. It particularly captured me because of the post I've scheduled for this Monday to appear on my blog. You'll see what I mean on April 12th ;-)

  11. I love this post!! Life is so full of just things you forget what is important

  12. Love this! After all, where would we be without our dreams? Have a great weekend Courtney!

  13. Great post and a great reminder. This is exactly what I needed to read today as I begin to dig deep into some much needed editing.

  14. Thanks y'all! I have to keep these reminders handy, they push me and I enjoy the push every now & then. You should always remember that we do this because we can & the fact that we can makes every moment worth remembering ;o)


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