We watched The Labyrinth this weekend- I haven't seen it since I was a little girl and I forgot what to expect, but honestly, I thought it was still quite impressive! Besides Jennifer Connolly and David Bowie, all the characters are Jim Henson puppets and they are really really amazing. David Bowie's pretty awesome too, of course :) The sets, the puppets, the "special effects" were all so inspiring to see as they were made with someone's HANDS, not CGI.
It felt so imaginative and fun, it seemed to take me back for a bit to my little girl brain and my little girl dreams- all those things I hoped to do someday when I'm all "grown up." I felt of rush of creative spark and the need to learn something new purely for fun sake- so, I signed up for Mati & Lisa's Get Your Paint On course and I'm totally stoked.
I've always wanted to learn how to paint but have just never tried, thinking that I'm not that great at drawing so I'll probably be not that great at painting either, but how will I know if I don't try? And who better to teach me than two artists who I already admire, whose work graces my very walls!
But, I don't want to stop there. I'm taking a cue from the The Labyrinth and telling my too-busy-for-fun-adult-self "You have no power over me." I'm going to accomplish some of those little girl dreams I had for myself yet.
So, dear younger-me deep down inside, I hope beyond hope that I will someday still:
- go to a wolf howl in Yellowstone and howl at the moon with them
- start playing piano again
- write a song
- learn to speak (enough to get around) Italian and eat pasta all over Italy
- go scuba-diving somewhere warm and tropical
- see a broadway play on Broadway in NY
- learn how to paint
- finish a whole embroidery piece
- take some dance classes
- go camping in Yosemite
- go back to Macchu Picchu
- ride a sled pulled by dogs
- learn how to tie-dye
- ride a horse
- meditate beside a real Tibetan monk, in Tibet
- do a full bow pose in yoga
- go on a silent retreat
- see Radiohead live
- visit Jim Morrison's grave in Paris
- go on an African safari
- plant some irises in my yard
- see the green rolling hills of Ireland in real life
- write a book
- learn how to surf
- drive a convertible along Hwy 1
- pet a koala
- climb a volcano
Some of these will definitely happen, some are still hopes for the someday. But now that I have my mister, it'll be even more fun to try to accomplish these things with him!
What about you? What sort of dreams did you have when you were young that have gotten pushed aside by the day-to-day grind? Which ones are you going to try to make sure still happen?