Sunday, August 20, 2006

Fairy Tales

Ever heard that old song that they always put in romance movies that goes "fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you, if you're young at heart"? It's a song by Tony Bennett, si la bajan y la oyen diran "ahhh si si si, la he oido." I've always liked that song, en si, it's a good song, pero I like the lyrics as well.

See the thing is that fairy tales are not that hard to realize. It just takes a lot of heart. People try and go by it with their brains, thinking too much, analyzing, listenning to others' opinions ... but that's not it. For true dreams you need to have heart.

Remember in that comedy with Gene Hackman and Keanu Reeves that they are replacement football players. Movie is hilarious [it's called The Replacements], but almost at the end they ask the coach what they need to win a game that they were losing by A LOT and he said "heart, lots and lots of heart." He didn't want the best, fastest, strongest dood ... he wanted the guy with heart.

They give heart very little recognition. Even when we'd watch Captain Planet and the Planeteers ... who the hell ever wanted to be Kwami with the ring heart?

Emmm ... ok let me go back to Fairy Tales. We all have our fairy tale lives in our heads. We all have what we really want, what makes us smile, what makes us happy, and we get all giddy. We have these thoughts about our future and we want it. We plan it. We think it. We talk about it. But I have to admit it's not easy to get there. It takes a lot of heart.

It's best when you don't just think of it, but you visualize it. When you daydream about it. When it's such a strong thought that you can almost feel it. You can picture a wedding, the clothes, the music, the people, the place, the waking up next to each other, the children, the education you give them, and so on. When you can start doing all that. Picking out details and things that for others would be generalizations. You're giving it heart if you can do that. You're letting your heart show you what it wants, what it feels, what it hopes for.

Setbacks? Bumps in the road? Sidebars? Blockades? Yeah. They happen. They happen a lot. If you're setback, you pick up the pace to catch up. If there's a bump on the road you hang on for the jump and get back to normal. If you get sidebarred, work it out, and then come back. Seeing a blockade on your road? Choose another path.

Our lives are like maps. When you get in your "car" you know where you want to go, you choose a path to get there. Sometimes that path may be bumpier, but shorter; some are smoother, but longer; some curve a zillion times; some just get you there in jiffy. BUT ... the idea is that they are all paths that lead you to the same point. It's what you do to get there that matters, it's how you handle all the problems in between that matters.

If you know what you want. If you got your destination ready and are faced with a problem. You don't stop and turn around to go back to the beginning and give up. You find another route. You look for another path.

So, don't give up so easily. If it's there in your heart. Even in the faintest, softest way. It's still there. Try and follow your dreams. Go after your fairy tale.

"Fairy tales can come true
It can happen to you
If you're young at heart"


14 comments:

joselo182 said...

nice post men perseverance, effort and heart is all u need to achieve anything

naa ke los dreams no se cumplen, of course they will not get real if they are not supported by a strong desire of it and heart

uno dice naa ke yo kisiera ser rich and powerfull o yo kisiera encontrarme una jevita wife material... but are u putting all ur heart on make it happend? are u really feeling it within u?... i know i do

ps. pobre kwami el panita nama podia habla con lo animale mientras ke los otros si tenian super cool powers hahaha ke mamon!!llego de ultimo en la reparticion de anillos!!

sarah said...

Nos condicionan a usar demasiado la cabeza, tanto que vivimos con migraña!

The truth is the most important decisions are made with the heart guided by intuition!

-Lyn- said...

en serio.. el post tuyo que mas me ha gustado!

Its all about the heart!

K.C. said...

some people hesitate cause the voice in their head is louder than the one coming from their heart.

alfonso said...

el corazon y la disposición..no esperemos sentados deseando algo..tenemos que buscarlo..good one...

te mando las piezas que me sobraron???

Minnie said...

"A dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep." (Cinderella, 1950) The heart is the one true thing in our system that guides us to true happiness and satisfaction! it guides us to our dreams!

Nightcrawler said...

Yo quiero my fairy tale!

Spoiled Princess said...

mucho corazon hay por aqui yo tambien quiero my fairy tale .. pero es que no puedo tener algo en lo que ya no creo :(

Marianita said...

Don't let it end my friend....i love fairy tales!!

Galvez said...

*fairy tales = believe

un sueño no se cumple si no tiene como respaldo al corazon para creer en el

::over-whelmed:: said...

great post..

i believe that if u desire and want something with true heart it comes true..

having heart is what actually permits u to dream..

without it..there is only emptiness..

-*Negra*- said...

esto es lo q yo llamo un post isnpirador, i hope that i could find my fairy tale some day..

fLoWeR pOwEr! said...

yeah...fairy tales come true...they do...someday...

Lida Virginia said...

I think that´s the best we can do... Follow our deepest and biggest dreams... We shouldn´t give up on them, because is the only way to really live life... "La vida no es una carrera de velocidad, es una carrera de resistencia"... That was a nice post...