Don’t Ever Let Them Win

There is freedom within, there is freedom without
Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
There’s a battle ahead, many battles are lost
But you’ll never see the end of the road
While you’re traveling with me

Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won’t win

Now I’m towing my car, there’s a hole in the roof
My possessions are causing me suspicion but there’s no proof
In the paper today tales of war and of waste
But you turn right over to the T.V. page

Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
We know they won’t win

Now I’m walking again to the beat of a drum
And I’m counting the steps to the door of your heart
Only the shadows ahead barely clearing the roof
Get to know the feeling of liberation and relief

Hey now, hey now
Don’t dream it’s over
Hey now, hey now
When the world comes in
They come, they come
To build a wall between us
Don’t ever let them win

Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House

I’m sitting in my truck in Auburn Maine today resetting my log book. I visited my mother this morning and I’m happy to say she is doing OK. I spent a few minutes creating a video of her using my Canon T6i with a Rode microphone and my new handheld gimbal stabilizer I bought from Amazon. I had the idea of asking her about her life and her experiences, the places she has lived and the people she has known. I must admit I almost broke while doing this as it made me think about how much time I have wasted, how shallow my goals have been. I will share this video in the future.

There is freedom within, there is freedom without. Many battles are lost, but you’ll never see the end of the road if you give up. Trying to catch the deluge in a paper cup leads to an overwhelming sense of grief, ones passion is lost when the dream is clouded in thoughts of weakness. Tales of war and waste promote a feeling of hopeless abandon better left in the wake of a mind strengthened by the will to find ones place in this barren world. Words spoken to renew faith sometimes fail in their approach, but not today.

I am one week away from beginning my future life, one week away from the reset button being pushed in the hopes of finding a place of happiness in a world of cruel, a quiet corner where the sun shines and the sea’s calm. A place where the calluses of work and the blood of effort bring forth a sense of peace, a time of ease after the hard won battle. This I hold true as the time of my life, the moment I achieve a lasting joy upon the water in the pursuit of images and stories of a life fulfilled. So far I have come, so much I have overcome, my happiness is within reach.

This last week I have made new contacts that have lead to greater insight, a buttressing of my plans from the standing of someone that has been there. My sense of relief at having made reasonable plans, the feeling of accomplishment in my efforts to date has lead to a greater sense of steadfast will. “I can do this” I tell myself. And I believe it’s true.

The world comes forth to build a wall between my hopes and my fears, holding me back with a sense of foreboding for a future unknown. One cannot live life in fear of the future beyond our control. Instead, one must trust in the hope and strength of ones spirit, the undeniable passion of destiny. The feeling of what we are here for. If you don’t follow your dreams you are doomed to failure. You must give up some to reach some, you must decide what will give the most in a world of little. This is my quest, this is my life’s work. I shall not fail.

 

 

 

 

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