I often ask brand new students, “So what are your hopes and dreams?” It’s a way of finding out why they’re taking lessons, what their goals are, etc.
Really, I should be asking what their hopes and goals are, because the primary definition of a dream is:
: a series of thoughts, images, or emotions occurring during sleep
Which is what I talked about in my blogpost from this past Thursday.
But usually, when we talk about our dreams, we’re talking about daydreams. We’re talking about the things we want to happen in our lives that seem like they’re not quite real, as though we imagined them – in other words, “an experience of waking life having the characteristics of a dream.”
In that secondary definition, I see words I really like:
- notable for beauty, excellence, or quality
- goal or purpose
And my favorite word:
My favorite place in Baltimore is the American Visionary Art Museum, which specializes in the preservation and display of “outsider art” (also known as “self-taught” or “naive” art). Much of the art there seems to come from a dream (and some from nightmares). It’s where I take people when they’ve never been to Baltimore before. Aquarium? Yeah, that’s fine. Let me take you somewhere that embodies Baltimore. They’re always blown away by it.
A visionary is defined as having or marked by foresight and imagination. (It also defines it as someone impractical or who sees things, but I’m going to go with foresight and imagination, if you don’t mind.)
You may say I’m a dreamer.
But I’m not the only one.
— John Lennon
(Should’ve saved that quote for Tuesday, which will be the 40th anniversary of his murder….)
So what are your hopes, dreams, visions, goals, and ideals? What do you dream when you dream, whether that’s at night or with your eyes wide open?
Want to explore your hopes & dreams and find your voice? Join MVS and become a Musically Vibrant Singer – or maybe a Magnificent Visionary Soloist – or whatever else you can think of.
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