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Things I am going to do someday vol 2

Published April 23, 2012 by Dreamreflector

You can read part 1 here: https://mydreamrealities.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/things-i-am-going-to-do-someday-vol-1/

  •  Attend a rock climbing course

I have always loved to climb on things, and I still do. Remembering those childhood summers, and knowing that a person my age climbing a tree in public, is not really considered socially acceptable, I figured this would be the mature thing to do.

I remember one time, me and my friend spotted a “Glacial erratic” -see I’m trying really hard to be mature :DD basically that’s just a huge rock- in the woods, and decided to climb on top of it. It was at least three meters (so about 10 ft) high, and very very slippery, but we managed to get on top with the help of a rope we knotted to a pine tree on the opposite side of the side we were going to climb. Our mother’s almost had heart attacks when they found out of course, but I had found a passion.

  • Learn an exotic language

Of course many would argue that Finnish is an exotic language, and I suppose for many it is, but it being my native language, I am certainly not going to settle for that.

Then there is of course the maybe too obvious fact that I also know English. And rather well too, I’d like to think, for someone not native I mean. But I think everyone agrees the words English and exotic have nothing more in common but the initial e vowel. So that won’t do either.

I also know a bit of Swedish. But that’s compulsory in Finland, and Imo one of the most useless languages there is, simply because it’s only spoken in Sweden and they all know English. So that’s a no too.

Then the last and I’d say the most unusual item in my language repertoire: Russian. It does tick the exotic box for quite a few people, but when I say exotic, I really mean exotic. Oh and almost forgot. I know a bit of sing language too. That’s kinda exotic? But I really love to talk so I need a language that’s spoken.

So what would I like to learn then, you ask? I do realise that I already know more languages than some people ever will. But what would really do the trick for me is something really out of the norm. Something like Bengali. Many people living here in Europe or in America probably haven’t even heard about the Bengali language. And I have never known anyone who spoke it, in fact I have never even heard someone knowing someone who spoke it. And yet it’s one of the most spoken languages in the world. Useful and definitely exotic.

So that’s two more things to the to do list for life ^^

A dream quote for today: “Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success.” <3

Keep your dreams growing and your goals groomed!

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Sometimes the little things turn out to be the big things

Published April 10, 2012 by Dreamreflector

Every time I have driven the motorway between my home town and our capital Helsinki, I have gone into a childlike state of utter cheerfulness at a specific point. For as long as I can remember, an old spruce, has grown in the berm. It was not an ordinary spruce: thanks to some sort of infection, its treetop had grown into a huge ball. I had given the tree a well-fitting nick name “Pallo kuusi” (meaning “the ball spruce”). I have always found it so funny and encouraging at the same time, that such a freak of nature could keep on living. How ever I had never even dared to guess, that some one else might have noticed it, not to mention found it as intriguing as I did.

Today as I was browsing some articles in the website of a local paper, I found something. It was shocking at first, then incredibly touching. An article titled “Moottoritien maamerkki on poissa” (meaning “the landmark of the motorway is gone”). The ball in the treetop had snapped of for it was two heavy -no wonder as the balls diameter was close to two meters :O

At first I was so shocked and sad to hear the faith of my beloved tree. But then I realised something else.

Firstly that someone had actually written an article about that tree! I was not the only one who had noticed. Not at all.

Secondly having scrolled to the end of the article I looked at the comments. There were hundreds and hundreds of them! People commenting on how much they loved the poor tree. “I knew right away having read the headline that it was about the ball spruce. I had a really deep connection to it. Rest in peace.” That person even had the same nick name for the tree ^^

By now everyone’s probably wondering what’s the big idea in all this, right? Any one feel like I’m a delusional hippy? Well I do have a point! And here it is: YOU MIGHT FEEL LIKE NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU,  ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL, ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK, MAYBE YOU FEEL LIKE NO ONE CARES A COW’S BEHIND ABOUT IF YOU EVEN EXIST. BUT I AM HERE TO TELL YOU TODAY, THAT IT IS NOT TRUE! YOU MIGHT NOT SEE PEOPLE NOTICING OR CARING ABOUT YOU BUT EVEN IF YOU DON’T IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY ARE NOT THERE. THEY ARE THERE. SOME ONE IS ALWAYS THERE. YOU REMEMBER THAT.

Sorry about the shouting there, I had to make sure that if people get bored they’ll at least spot the most important bit C:

Anyway, there’s nothing more to say than Rest in peace Ball spruce <3

Pallokuusi jökötti paikallaan vuosikymmeniä.

And a dream quote: “All [wo]men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous [wo]men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible.” ^^