Wednesday, August 26, 2015


The phone rang.  It was my future calling.  "What do you want more than anything?"  it asked.
That was a good question, one I had thought about many times, but one that had so many answers.  I looked deep inside myself and replied "More time to think of what I really want."  "Good answer" was the reply, and then I had dial tone in my ear.

I sat for a long time as I contemplated the question.  What did I want?  I looked around me.  I had everything I needed, food, clothing, shelter, a good family, friends and a pretty cool life to boot.  I only lacked two things love and money.

A week later the phone rang.  I answered.  "This is your future calling back, What did you decide?"  I paused, once again unable to answer the question before me.  Again, knowing what I lacked deep in my heart.  "More time, I said once again".  Click the phone went dead once again, this time on top of the dial tone I heard my heart beating loudly in my ear.

That night I went to sleep and I dreamed of a strange and far away land.  It was unlike any place I had ever seen or even read about.  The sun shone brightly and I was in a field of flowers.  I could hear the sound of the ocean waves slapping on shores I could not see and smell the fresh sea air, as if I was really there.

In my dream I was smiling and a warm glow filled my body.  My heart swelled with such feeling that I felt as if my chest was going to explode!  The birds sang from a beautiful tree to the right of me.  I awoke with a start.

I found myself in my room, in my house, knowing that something important had been just out of my sight, but for the life of me I couldn't figure out what it was, but I knew that I liked the way I felt and that was the key to everything, that feeling.

For a week I kept having the same dream.  Each night I felt closer and closer to finding out what was on the edge of my vision, but like each morning I awoke feeling great but puzzled by what was just out of my sight.

One day, the dream now a vivid memory was fresh in my brain.  I was sitting in a field of flowers, the sound of the ocean filled my ears, I could smell the salt in the air.  The birds were singing sweetly and my heart swelled and felt like it was going to burst.

I wondered if I was dreaming, as I felt just like I had in my dream.  The phone rang and I answered it, it was my Present calling, "Do you see it now?"  I smiled and knew what I wanted was right in front of me.