A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Is the grass really greener?



Is it really?

When the urge of chucking everything and following my true dreams takes me, I dive into a book, surf the net, open a good bottle of red wine, or just draw something...

By the time I am finished, the urge to up-and-away has usually subsided enough for me to get back to earth with a little bump... till the next time.
Should we forget our childhood dreams when we are stuck in the rat race? Will we have enough time to fulfil our dreams once we hit the finishing line?

Or should we do things by little instalments? One dream at a time and mark it off our wish list...?

12 Comments:

Blogger Graham Jones said...

That brings back memories.

In fact, you might like my novel.

www.thehistorystudent.com

10/10/05 12:28 AM  
Blogger Ale said...

oh cool these are your drawing? :)

-i think you need really big dreams, and than smaller dreams that can be marked off our list...

but its true sometimes dreaming too much can actually be counter productive-

10/10/05 2:07 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Yes, Ale...my drawings using Corel Painter. Just started, really.
We do need to have big dreams just to keep us from going crackers in the face of daily life!

10/10/05 12:15 PM  
Blogger DCveR said...

I'd pick the little instalments option, but not just ticking dreams off: enjoying every bit of each dream, because we never know if the next one will be fulfilled too.
Oh, and about the rat race: there is no finish line, even if you finish the maze it only leads you to a harder maze. Every lab rat knows that! ;)

10/10/05 10:32 PM  
Blogger cream said...

dcver, you are showing your age, mate! So much wisdom requires years of nurturing. Unless you have been a fast learner!
Obrigado!

10/10/05 10:49 PM  
Blogger DCveR said...

Thanks a bunch! Sadly I'm not old enough to use a cane, otherwise I'd be swinging it at all the folks making fun of my age! AND I am not old! :D

11/10/05 7:52 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Glad you are still young...
And so am I... at heart!

11/10/05 10:32 AM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

I think we have many dreams, stuff we really do want to achieve, and some things we just think we want. I think we need to know what we really do want, and when the other little dreams start to torment us, we need to know how to push them aside.

11/10/05 12:17 PM  
Blogger cream said...

You are GG.. Sometimes we do get all our dreams and aspirations in a muddle because we do not sift between the stuff we want to achieve and those things that we just fancy doing.
Most of us can tell the difference but under some circumstances, even the most level-headed ones of us can lose track.
Thank God I lost track a long time ago and just follow my nose and whims...

11/10/05 2:26 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Yep, you followed your nose to your kitchen :-)

11/10/05 6:17 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Hi Cream

thanks for visiting my blog - I don't feel I deserve your praise about having cracked Painter - but then perhaps that fits in well with this posting of yours - whilst I still have the dream of cracking it, it will be fun to play with in its own right; once its sussed, it will just be a tool to use.

I like your blog a lot and having looked through it in one go I can see why your dream is to wander around without any knickers on - 'cos Karen keeps on making you dress to co-ordinate with the house... but have you considered what the house would look like if it had to co-ordinate with you in that state? Bare plaster, unfinished floorboards, no curtains, no cushions.... no it just doesn't bear thinking about!

And it looks to me as though you are making good use of Painter.

12/10/05 8:14 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Hi, Caro
Thanks for the return visit and compliments.
I am still trying to fathom out Painter...
As for the little rant about Karen, (she has read and does not believe any of it!) it is my way of saying I am adapting to her curious ways. Just baring my thoughts while bearing her rule!

12/10/05 9:31 AM  

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