No, I am not going to write about a nightmare or even a good dream I had while sleeping. I am talking about daydreaming.
I have often written in this blog such passages as “What is life without dreams?” and from the movie Diner, “If you don’t have dreams, you have nightmares.” Daydreaming about experiences you’d like to have or things you’d like to own is a great escape from the often mundane existence most of us experience. Hey, we all can’t be Elon Musk.
Many of my daydreams are about cars, of course, but not all of them. I know that dreams can become reality as I dreamt about working in major league baseball and wound up with a 20+ year career doing so.
Sadly though, as I grow older my world seems to narrow and my view of life becomes less aspirational. However, I have never been a person who is happy for long with the status quo.
I have to admit that the vast majority of my “dreams” are local and not global. I don’t daydream about world peace and harmony. Since I believe that human beings are tribal, I don’t think total peace and harmony are possible.
I used to dream of books I would write, of places I might visit. Well, I’ve had three books published and just don’t know if I have another one in me, especially if I have to write it by myself. As for travel, of course we are not going to travel until we’re fully vaccinated against the damn virus and who knows when that will happen.
One of the reasons we buy lottery tickets is that they allow us to daydream about what we would do if we won. We are under no illusions that we are actually going to win, but as I have written before, if we don’t play then our odds of winning are zero and if we play our odds asymptotically approach zero.
I have to admit that much of the lottery daydreaming is, indeed, about cars I would buy and a house in which to put all of those cars. Maybe a house like this:
This house is almost 9,000 square feet on an acre lot, has public water and public sewer access, and has garage space for 10 cars. Of course, the asking price is almost $11,000,000. Might as well dream big, right? Oh, it’s still under construction. One of the things I really like about this house is that it’s about 3,200 feet above sea level, more than a thousand feet higher than where we currently live. You’re talking double-digit degrees cooler than the “official” Phoenix readings from Sky Harbor Airport. How about this (simulated) view?
So, what are your daydreams about? We would like to read about them.
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