I grew up in a small town where everyone knew your business or pretended to know your business. You wore your last name as an emblem of who you were with no hope of change because no one in your ancestral gene pool has ever had the ability to change. You are who you are or labeled to be – you either play into the hands of the label or you rebel and move as far as you can from such a small town.
I find it funny that when I go back to visit I can still walk into a restaurant and hear whispers – surmising who you are, who your father is, who your extended family is, and then dig up all of your family gossip since 1802.
I may have once exclaimed while slurping my soup “I can hear you!”
However, there are people who have made their way in that very small town thumbing their noses at all of the old town biddies. It was always the very eccentric old ladies with a keen eye that would surmise I was “the dreamer” and that it was “good to dream.” They always seemed to be warning in those sentences to hold onto those dreams or there would be regrets.
The birth of my first-born son a good family friend once chuckled out loud that my “wings were finally clipped.” It was those very words that made every one of my bones ache to prove them wrong.
I notice more often these days that I am prone to excessive daydreaming while I sit at my desk, gaze out the window, and I slowly drift into space. It could almost be a moment of meditation if I wasn’t daydreaming. I know at those times my feet are still firmly planted on the ground but it is nice to hope for the best in this world.
Many of the faces from that town I hold dear to my heart and there is a few I would rather forget. It is how we view our past, figure out how to change through our dreams, and chose to live on our own terms that reminds us we are all in this big world together. Daydreaming is a good exercise for the soul and I believe some of the self-righteous should try it from time to time.
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga