Aphelion Editorial 029
The Senior Editor's usual drivel about whatever...
by Dan L. Hollifield
Sometimes, you get so busy with all the stuff that needs doing that you have to forego the things that you really want
to do. These dreams and aspirations slide further and further into the
background while you whittle away at the endless "must do - NOW" inbox
on the desktop of your life. You wind up feeling harried and a bit
depressed, dissatisfied and put-upon, and finally you just about
reachthe point to where you're ready to tell the whole world what to
kiss - and when. (This is why humans invented the "vacation", by the
Which feels really good to say- but it doesn't make a whole lot of
difference to the whole, irritating, "need you to do this - yesterday"
What usually happens is that one day you look back at the life that
you've led and discover that you never did manage to make the time to
follow your dreams. This stage is usually followed by what is called a
"mid-life crisis" wherein you do something really stupid in the vain
hope of recapturing your lost youth. The most common stupid thing that
men do is buy some sort of expensive red sports car. I don't know what
the most common stupid thing is that women do - and I'm personally too
chicken to ask - but whatever it is, they're just as entitled to do it
as men are.
I can't help feeling that it’s probably better just to go ahead and make
the time to chase your dreams in the first place. All I know is that
that's what I've done- although I did waste more than half my lifetime
so far before I began the pursuit -and I feel really good about myself.
(Trust me, now is NOT a good time to point out to me that my red
motorcycle could be construed to be the ultimate sports car. I've been
addicted to motorcycles since my childhood and have owned at least five
of them over the years. That's not a crisis, that's a habit.) My dream
has been to write stories, to entertain people. I'd like to think that
I've some small measure of success with that dream. (Even though I still haven't sold anything. LOL)
So hold on to your dreams. Don't let them slip away. And remember,
no car ever built can drive fast enough to make you young again.
Thanks for your time.
© 1999 Dan L. Hollifield
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