Thursday, October 14, 2010

Open Waters

We were on a boat. A sailboat, if I recall correctly. Amelia, a little round toddler bundle in her orange life jacket, was squealing with glee as we crested wave after wave. I could see the breeze come to life as it rippled through her shiny hair. I saw myself in the reflection of my husband's sunglasses when he looked over to grin at me. I almost expected child-like squeals from him as well.

We were laughing and smiling. Basking in the warm glow of the summer sunshine. Feeling our faces moisten with sea spray. Scanning the waters for sea life.

I have no idea where we were.

Or how we got there.

Because then I woke up. Slightly confused, I looked around the darkness of the bedroom. My heart sank... because I realized it was all a dream.

But even a dream can make you happy. I can't hold back a smile even now. Maybe I had a glimpse of the future. Maybe we'll go boating - in a few years once Amelia's had some swimming lessons.

A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you're fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling thru 

(This post was inspired, once again, by MamaKat's Writer's Workshop! I chose this prompt from this week's selections: "...and then I realized it was all a dream")
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