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Hold fast your dreams!
Within your heart
Keep one still, secret spot
Where dreams may go,
And, sheltered so,
May thrive and grow
Where doubt and fear are not.
O keep a place apart, Within your heart,
For little dreams to go!
Think still of lovely things that are not true.
Let wish and magic work at will in you.
Be sometimes blind to sorrow. Make believe!
Forget the calm that lies
In disillusioned eyes.
Though we all know that we must die,
Yet you and I
May walk like gods and be
Even now at home in immortality.
We see so many ugly things-
Deceits and wrongs and quarreling;
We know, alas! We know
How quickly fade
The color in the west,
The bloom upon the breast
And youth’s blind hour.
Yet keep within your heart
A place apart
Where little dreams may go,
May thrive and grow.
Hold fast-hold fast your dreams!
“When we are young, we dream from the heart, the mind, and the soul. Our minds weave fantasy and truth together. We wish for things. We think if we wish and work hard enough, we can make the impossible happen. We have faith in the mystery of life.
The longer we live and experience loss and pain, admit our mistakes and learn from them, we put on the hat of maturity and try to accept reality for what it is. Over time, we learn to stop wishing, yearning, and dreaming. We stifle the life force inside of us.
The older we get, we come to realize that when we give up all hope, when we stop dreaming and believing, life holds no more mystery. We shrivel-up inside, and start to die. We learn, in order to remain receptive to life, we must have a place where dreams can go and grow.” Yu/stan/kema.