What are dreams made of? They’re made of disappointment, dejection, stupidity, patience, hope, and courage. And yet, we never seem to learn, and continue to dream. Sometimes with our eyes shut and sometimes — wide open.
Two weeks back, we visited Mongolia: the land of the blue sky. Here’s a first look of what a 10-day trip to central Mongolia looks like and what goes through your mind — at each stage of living a dream.
1. Wishing with all your heart.
“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
― Paulo Coelho
2. Waiting patiently for the door of opportunity to open.
“Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne
3. Never looking back at the world you left behind.
“I dream. Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.”
― Haruki Murakami
4. Pinching yourself to ensure you’re not asleep.
“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.”
― Walt Disney Company
5. Realising that you probably didn’t think of every aspect of the trip.
“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”
― Tom Hiddleston
6. Letting fear win round one.
“People think dreams aren’t real just because they aren’t made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.”
― Neil Gaiman
7. Letting nature win round two.
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
― John Muir
8. Learning to follow roads that won’t exist tomorrow
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”
― Gautama Buddha
9. Realising that TV will never look the same again.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
― Arthur C. Clarke