by Susan V. Bosak
This is a wonderful book about the power of dreams and the potential to make possible that which is considered impossible. We are led through the stages of life's journey - birth to death - by a star. At each stage she repeats the refrain, "Dream a dream with me". My heart hears it as a whisper, lifting from the pages and into my soul. That phrase has become a sort of mantra for the writing me, the me who dreams bigger dreams than the teacher me or the mother me or the wife me. The impossible made possible - through dreaming. "Dream a dream with me."
It's more than that, though. The star teaches us that in order to achieve such lofty goals, we are required to BELIEVE they can be achieved, to DO that which is necessary on our part to grow the seeds of dreams, and to THINK wisely along the journey. Even better, we are warned of the gray days that will inevitably come and are encouraged to accept the help of those who offer it. "Dream a dream with me."
There is so much more to this picture book - so many layers of depth and symbolism and intellect and wisdom - than I can share with you in a single post. It would require a series of posts in order to begin to do it justice. Seriously. It took five years for this little-but-huge book to be born. In fact, it has its own website at dreamstorybook.com, where teachers can find lesson plans for every subject area and its messages may be better explored. "Dream a dream with me."
The writer me sees the messages hidden deep and deeper within the folds of this book differently than the other me's see them. As we travel the long and sometimes uphill path of our writing goals and dreams, we must embrace the "believe, do, think" philosophy found within the pages of DREAM. Ultimately, we are the ones who make dreams happen...or not.
"Dream a dream with me..."
How do you see your writing dreams... how can you best help yourself maintain a "believe, do think" attitude?