For as long as I can remember, like as far back as being a teenager, I have always had a recurring type of dream that I’m always asking myself the meaning of. It happens so often that it has to mean something, just haven’t figured that out yet. Well . . . flying is what I do in these dreams. That’s right, flying, like superman, but more like the Greatest American Hero. If you grew up in the 80’s, you’d know who i was talking about. He sucked at flying and his landings sucked even more. His hair was cool though. ha.
In these dreams I fly, but most of the time I can never get higher than the power lines. I only remember a few times going high enough to see the tops of houses and small buildings, but other than that it’s maybe 20 feet in the air and I can vividly recall wanting to go higher but not being able to. I recall the frustration of not being able to as well. I have no idea what that means or why I can’t go higher, but if I had to guess, I would think that it relates to me wanting to see and do something here on earth so bad and not being able to for various reasons. Some would say that the dreams are symbolic of me being weighed down by something or even me not being ready to fly at a higher altitude. Who knows, but it’s definitely intriguing and I can’t wait to have a dream where I’m not restricted by height or speed. I want to break the sound barrier dangit!!
Well, I believe that every one of us has a purpose for being here. We all have different gifts and talents and we’re all flying at different heights and speeds. If I could give you anything out of this flying dream dilemma I’m having it would be this. Whatever you’re trying to do in life right now that is good, do it with all of your heart. Work at being the best at what you do whether it’s a skill, talent, job, or simply being a parent or student. Don’t settle for simply existing and getting by in life, that’s too easy. And know that you’re not going to fly like others around you. It’s ok though, just be sure to keep flying and keep your eyes open so that you don’t run into any light poles or small buildings. And watch out for kites when flying through a park. If there’s something in your life that is keeping you from flying higher or faster, let it go or leave it at home. You can come back for it later . . .maybe.
So whoever you are, wherever you are in life, and whatever you’re doing, do it like no one else. Fly like no one else. Just be sure to keep flying.
– Hector Garcia