Dreams and Memories

When you start a project, the end seems impossibly far away. Whether time is crunched or stretches off for years, it’s hard to see the end. That’s why I warn my students at our first rehearsal in September: it will be June tomorrow. 

Because it seems impossibly far away in the future; but in the present, it flies by and we’re at the end in no time.

Dreams are unattainable; they’re always ahead of us. Memories are just as far away, but they’re so present – sometimes they’re all we can hold onto.

And so you start a project and can’t see the end; but before you know it, you’re tying a bow on the finished CD, last concert, graduation present, retirement gift.

It pays to balance dreams and memories, and it especially pays to know that dreams become memories all too fast.