Rachel Fox, author of the blog Slow Lane Shuffle, has launched another interesting new blog, All Our Hopes and Dreams. The new blog invites people of any background (not just writers) to make a contribution on the subject of our hopes and dreams. Rachel has prompted the discussion by asking contributors to think about four questions:
2. Did any of them come true in any sense?
3. What are your hopes and dreams now?
4. Do you really think any of them are possible?
Contributions to this project can be made in any form — poem, prose, song, photos, story, notes, or any structure that suits the contributor's imagination — and it is not necessary to provide direct responses to the questions that were used by Rachel as mere prompts. The only requirement, according to my understanding, is that the contributions relate to the general theme of hopes and dreams.
Inspired by my friend, Dominic, who reported that he had found the "hopes and dreams" project to be a more thought-provoking experience than he had originally expected, I decided to give it a shot myself. My contribution is a bit of spontaneous verse that summarizes my own thoughts on this subject. Thanks to Rachel, my contribution was published today and can be seen by clicking here.
Personally, I find it compelling to read what people choose when, in short form, they volunteer to summarize their individual experiences with "hopes and dreams," a subject which most would agree is a very expansive, if not elusive. If you are interested in making your own contribution, please check out Rachel's new site, All Our Hopes and Dreams. Perhaps you will find, as many of us have discovered, that addressing one or more of these four questions, in whatever form one chooses, can reveal as much to ourselves as it reveals to others.