Dave and I have been talking a lot about dreams lately, you know hopes for the future and all that. Do we have them, what are they, how do we action them?
Dave is a dreamer. He is a man who knows what he wants from this earthy life and strongly walks towards his goals. He is not content to be stagnant and is unlikely to settle for anything other than his best. He knows what he believes and can identify what constitutes a 'good' person with ease as he strives to be one. Dave see's God's earth for the glorious creation that it is and attempts to live within it making as little detrimental impact as possible.
I'm a realist. A believer in mediocrity and contentment. I'm happy to plod along without much vision for the future. Right now, in this stage of my life, I care little for big dreams and seldom bother to have them. My vision of happiness is what's in front of me and rarely do I look beyond that. I'm happy to make the rules up as I go and if someone else dare to set them for me, I prefer to break them. I'm bored by greatness and captivated by the flawed.
We are chalk and cheese, Dave and I.
An optimist and a realist under one roof. An extrovert and an introvert. A dreamer and a realist.
But from time to time his vision and my reality meet perfectly in the middle. It's happened before and it will happen again.
One day we really will do something. We might get in the car and travel around Australia, we might move to the country and live on a farm, we might raise some cows for meat or home school our kids.
For now though, Dave will take care of the dreaming and I'll roll my eyes as every 'far fetched' ideal rolls from his mouth.
Tell me, is their a dreamer in your duo? Is it you, or do you find yourself too bogged down by the washing and the dishes to dream big?