I HATE hitting those points in my life. Langston Hughes said it best for me:What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?Whatever happened, don't quit because of rejection. What do others know? Don't quit because your burned out. Time will bring new inspiration. Take a break and then continue following your dream but do it for YOU.
Thank you Leenie for the encouragement! It is not anything specific that happened, but more or less the vague notion that time is passing and many things that I had hoped for, or that I might have achieved, did not. But I am a great believer in soldiering on, and in still going for some of those earlier dreams, although in a smaller, more realistic way, I guess.
That you do have a heap of dreams, abandoned or not, is an achievement.But I love the sad words of land-artist Robert Smithson (I think) who spoke of broken buildings, rusting implements, etc. as: ...structures mired in abandoned hope.
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