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Today I begin on a new journey. A journey of hope and faith.
This is the beginning of a new chapter in the story of my life.
It seems my life has always been a battle,
Whatever I wanted I always had to fight for.

There have been many mountains I have had to climb
I never gave up, went on doing what I had to do
Searching, reaching, climbing,
I could not give up on my dream.

More than ever today, I remember Reverend Mother telling Maria to go find her dream in the film, The Sound of Music. This was a favorite song of mine since childhood (as were many others from The Sound of Music)

Climb every mountain,
Search high and low,
Follow every byway,
Every path you know.

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
‘Till you find your dream.

A dream that will need
All the love you can give,
Every day of your life
For as long as you live.

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
Till you find your dream

And today the gears in my mind shifted
And I had a new perspective
The last illusion shattered,
Revealed to me truths I had not seen before
I saw myself (and others) in a new light.

Seems to me now that I was searching for the wrong dream
No wonder I could not achieve it
I needed to set my perspective right.
None are so blind as those that will not see
That’s what I was being.

I realized that in an instant today
When suddenly my smile disappeared
On seeing emotions and thoughts so ugly
That I could not bear them.
And that’s when I knew what I had to do.

What did I say a few days ago….
Alter your perception, create your vision, write your story, change your life.

March on brave heart,
The struggle of the past
Has helped build your stamina and strength
There will still be mountains to climb
And I have faith you will overcome them

I have a new dream,
Maybe not new, but with the focus reset.
No regrets
Hail the new found freedom of my mind
Death and Birth, the eternal cycle
One had to die for the other to be born
Goodbye and Welcome, at the same time
I lived a lifetime in an instant.

December 4, 2011 – The birth of a new dream.