Friday, August 10, 2007

The burden of the ideal: The dreamer

The dreamer dreams of the perfect world. She wonders at why it cannot be. She works towards the ideal. She strives. She struggle.
Alas, she is but one. What can she do?

The dreamer laments the imperfection without. Would running away from the imperfect world help? No. The imperfection is truly from within.
Alas, even she is one. What has she done?

8 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

Is there an imperfection within us that cannot become a responsible teacher, given a little meditation and thought? Dreamers mustn't be too hard on themselves!

Anju said...

Now I'm going to have scarier dreams!

Dreamers atleast have their dreams to escape into.

pravin said...

She dreams again. A new dream. Imperfections abound. She cries in anguish. A voice answers. She understands. It's the imperfections that make us strive harder. It's the imperfections that make us dream. Without imperfections, there would be no dream. There would be no dreamer.

Bungi said...

Sandy - True. I think Pravin summed it up real well. Without imperfections there would be no dream. And yes, dreamers shouldn't be too hard on themselves. :)

Anju - He he... Didn't mean to frighten you. :P But sometimes i wonder if dreams are an escape or if they are a trap... ;)

Pravin - Beautiful!

Ryan said...

Dreamers Dream
Idealist Dream and Talk
Visionaries Dream and Do
Which one, dear Bungi, are you?

Praney said...

She is not only 'one'. There are countless dreamers with their souls n hearts indulged in the tireless act of efforts of turning dreams into reality.

A couple of gangsters could easliy assault a large crowd, only cause everyone in the crowd think, what he/she 'alone' can do.

So the need is to get all the dreamers unite. Then nothing is impossible.

Bungi said...

Ryan - I would say i am idealist...

Praney - I agree. I was only trying to bring out the dreamer's struggle with wanting to make change happen on the one side and being part of the problem on the other... The ultimate disillusionment doesn't come from without for the dreamer, but from within...

The Mahathma said...

why is a dreamer a "she"

how unfairly feminist ! huh!