Dream – Words of Inspiration Series

December 16, 2015
Rachel Avery Conley



noun –  a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.
verb  – contemplate the possibility of doing something or that something might be the case.

Dream is such a loaded word. At its base level it means “a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep.” But on the larger scale, it can be the thing that motivates us to do what we do.

Whenever I think of the word dream, I think of Shakespeare. I feel he was the first to use dream in a context other than related to sleep. He understood that the crux of a good story needed some drama, and sometimes the drama was all internal. He knew that ambition and the desire to achieve a person’s dreams will make them do things that may be out of character.

‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep.’ Shakespeare, The Tempest


I also think dream is best used as a verb. A very active, changing, organic verb.
To dream means so much more than A dream.

So here is to all the dreamers out there, the ones who are actively dreaming and doing – I salute you. I understand and commiserate with you.

If you are just dreaming and not doing, I invite you to come join us.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”- Lao Tzu

Because the truth is –  I believe in the power of dreams!