Spaced Out

Spaced Out

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” A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish.”

~W.H. Auden

The hustle and bustle of life gets to you sometimes, doesn’t it?

We’re chained to this planet, through shackles made of responsibilities, of our impersonal and boundary creating gadgets, of our ailments and our necessities. There is no time to think. There is no time to talk to one another. There is only enough time to run, run, run and-

You die.

No, you’re not a rotting corpse, six feet underground. But you might as well be.

We have mapped our entire lives out. We’ve planned everything from day one. To reach our goals and to taste the fruit of all the hard work we’ve put in. To get our hands on everything tangible and shiny and relish the materialism.When we were young and healthy, we were constantly on the  brink of spontaneity. Each of us had our own personal spaceships.

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We would glide through the asteroids, float amidst the stars of hope and dreams and we would dangle from the edge of the moon. But we don’t do that now, do we?

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We grow up too fast. Remember that kid in the class, the one who sat at the back, staring out the window. Physically, he would be there, in the class. But his mind? Oh , his mind would be elsewhere, jetting off in discovery of those new planets to explore.

What have we done to ourselves? We have become so indulgent in this life, so involved with obligations, so immersed in our laptops and our phones.

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We have locked up our spaceships in our closets and have forgotten the very essence of our childhood. The very essence of our youth.

Do those journeys, those adventures mean nothing to us now? The thought of freedom in a foreign place, the feeling of solitude and bliss, the feeling that you were so high up in the clouds, no one would dare drag you back down to Earth.

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So listen up my little daydreamers, my space aficionados, my friends from the other Worlds.

Do not let life rule you.

Do make your goals a reality, but do not forget to set off on a flight every now and then. Do not let people sap all the energy out of you nor let yourself be forever bound in shackles. Do not let misery or the obstacles you face take over you and weigh you down. And most of all, do not forget to dream.

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