Fair Play to Those Who Dare to Dream

by Beth Whitman (February 27th, 2008)

I rarely watch TV but I did catch the Oscars last weekend and I have a favorite moment from the show.

Marketa Irglova and Glen Hansard won an Oscar for Best Original Song for Falling Slowly. Glen gave a quick thanks and in good old Oscar-fashion, they were both ushered off the stage before Marketa had a chance to speak. But host Jon Stewart brought Marketa back and she made a statement that succinctly summed up how we should all approach life and, of course, travels:

“No matter how far out your dreams are, it’s possible. Fair play for those who dare to dream and don’t give up. The song was written from a perspective of hope. And hope, at the end of the day, connects us all, no matter how different we are.”

For those of you who have denied yourself the dream journey that you have always imagined for yourself, it’s time to put your dream into action.

Perhaps you want to sail the Greek Islands, hike the Pyrenees or visit the markets of Southeast Asia?

You might have grander ambitions. Perhaps your dream is to ride a motorcycle through Central America, walk the sand dunes of Egypt, spend time with Massai Warriors or go on safari in Africa. (All things that Wanderlusters have done, by the way.)

Elephants in Camp

On safari in Africa (Photo courtesy of Mama Tembo Tours)

What are you waiting for?

Dare to dream what your grandest ambition is and make the steps to move towards it, TODAY. Start saving for that trip you’ve always wanted to take. Buy that guidebook and begin the planning process. Don’t keep your travel ideas stuffed in a closet. Dust them off and get ready to hit the road.

Travel Well!

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1 comment
On March 6th, 2008 at 7:57 pm, Meg Noble Peterson said:

This is so true, Beth, and I’m glad you related Marketa’s remarks to what we all, as we get older, need to do. Live our dream, now, and not wait. There’ll never be a better time!

Meg Noble Peterson

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