Learning to Dream, Again
“When my daughter was seven years old, she asked me one day
what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college - my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared at me,
incredulous, and said, „You mean they forget?‟”
Howard Ikemoto (artist and art professor)
There is something wonderfully simple about the way young children see life. It is a way of seeing in whichanything is possible, and this means they see no
reason why they can’t grow up to be an astronaut or
a cowboy or a princess.I personally remember a time when I truly believed that I would grow up to be a famous tennis playercompeting on the world stage. As I grew older, this dream changed to being a critically-acclaimedmovie director. Somewhere along the line, though, this dream faded and for a long time I neverproperly replaced it.For some reason, I stopped dreaming. Actually that is not quite accurate - I never stopped dreaming, itis just I stopped believing my dreams were possible.