Young girls and lost dreams- You weren’t made to be mediocre. Remember, you had high hopes of yourself? When father asked what did you want to be when you grew up, you questioned back.
“What was the biggest thing to be?”
“A Prime Minister”, he replied.
‘Bigger?! ‘, you retort.
‘”A President “, He says.
“God…? “, he humours.
You think for a moment and settle for the President”.
Dad smiles. You don’t know what his smile means. You smile too, with Pride.
You’ve an aim now.
You get 10/10 on tests. A star. An A plus grade.
There’s nothing between you and your dream. Dreams change.
You want to be an IAS Officer. An engineer later on.
You grow complacent, with time.
Dad is still proud.
Your dreams are different now.
You’re in love. Cultural influences have you believing your dreams aren’t less important, just because it’s different from others.
You fall in love. You dream of love.
You want to be the one who’s there for others, while they achieve their dreams.
You dream of having a child one day. Putting books and toys in online carts. You have dreams for him- A footballer, a rockstar, but mostly their own person.
But one day, love leaves.
Self and they.
Like a domino, it falls- All your dreams, one by one.
You’re a dreamer though. You’ve always been one. You can’t stop.
Before you realise, you find yourself dreaming again.
This time, you dream differently. You dream for self. You pile up lost dreams of childhood. Resuscitating them to life. One at a time.
There are more elements to your dream now.
You dream to be a manager. You don’t understand capitalism but you understand money is important. Your dream branches further still- Making young girls realise the importance of pursuing their dreams. You dream of helping the children with their dreams. You write about your dreams.
Dad is proud, still.
So am I.
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