It is good to have a dream, as long as you do not let it gnaw at your present

“It is good to have a dream, so long as you do not let it gnaw at the substance of your present.”

~ Keven Hearne (as Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids)

I’ve seen men consumed by their dreams — and it’s a sour business.

“If you cling too tightly to a dream, a poodle bitch, or a personal sausage chef or whatever; then you miss the felicity of your heart beating, and the smell of the grass growing, and the sounds lizards make when you run through the neighborhood with your friend.

Your dream should be like a favorite old bone that you savor and cherish, and chew upon gently;

then rather than stealing from you a wasted sigh, or the life of an idle hour, it nourishes you

— and you become strangely contented by nostalgia for a possible future,

so juicy with possibility and redolent of sauteed garlic, and decadent slabs of bacon that you feel full when you’ve eaten nothing.

And then, one fine day, when the sun smiles upon your snout; when the time is right; you bight down hard. The dream is yours.

and then, you chew on the next one.”

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