Believing in Impossible Things
"Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll-Alice in Wonderland.
I love the Queen's response to Alice in this quote. Dreaming must be practiced. The greatest inventions, stories, or illustrations were once merely dreams by someone that practiced this marvelous art.
I recently took my son to see the Leonardo DaVinci exhibit that was on display at Kansas City's Union Station. I thought that I knew a good extent of what he did, but was, in fact, astonished at the amount of creation, invention and ingenuity that he brought to the world, not as merely an artist, but as an inventor, a scientist, and a weapons master. Many of his inventions are still bigger than the technology of today. Incredible! I think that Leo might have believed as many as 10 impossible things before breakfast on a daily basis.
Don Quixote was a dreamer of dreams. Walt Disney said that if you can dream it, you can achieve it. Einstein said that the person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
I love to plan events and parties for this reason. Life can be tiring and it can be hard. There is sorrow and pain in the world and if we let these be the ruling forces in our lives, we lose our dreams. But what if we knew there was a time set aside for us to enjoy the camaraderie of family and friends and make new friends at the same time? What if we opened the doors of our cars, committing to put aside work, stress, and worry and opened the door to a home filled with laughter, life and dreams instead?
Let's dream impossible dreams and turn them into possible parties and events...together.