Don’t Wait Too Long

Dream

Is there a certain time in your life when you should give up on a dream and let it go?

I wrote a song with the above title and as I was listening to it I had the thought today, “Just what is too long?” Is there a certain time in your life when you should give up on a dream and let it go? What if that dream comes back again and again throughout your lifetime? Should you pay any attention to it? What I am learning as I get older is that the real joys in life come in the journey. Reaching your destination is always a sort of a letdown. When you get somewhere in your life you have to start going somewhere else right away or else you get bogged down. My wife Jean was talking with a friend who was about to celebrate his ninetieth birthday and she suggested that they have a party. He just sort of shrugged it off and said, “Let’s wait. The ninety-fifth will be the big one.” I keep working on new stuff all the time…A new book on Hillsborough. A novel I hope that I am about to complete. I started on a new song today. I’m working on a new speech…Also talking with a guy about singing some of my songs. Somebody said, “Happiness is having something pending.” I just hope I can keep a lot of coals in the fire for a long, long time to come.

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