What do you do?

I have a dream, a song to sing
To help me cope with anything
If you see the wonder of a fairy tale
You can take the future even if you fail”

“I have a dream, a fantasy
To help me through reality”

                                                                      “I Have a Dream” by ABBA

Sometimes even though one has heard a song so many times, there will be a time when the lyrics speak something different to them. That happened to me with the above song. 

I love ABBA’s music and also the great “Mama Mia” movie! I have always liked this song, but the other day the words that I posted grabbed me in a different way.  They made me think of my writing. 

I love to write, or I simply wouldn’t do it. Writing makes me happy and its also a stress release for me at times. When Colin and I were writing “The Odessa Chronicles”, life was turning me upside down! I greatly enjoyed escaping to Moonbeam Farm with my dear fictional, (SSH! Don’t tell them that they aren’t real!) friends. If you would like more information on a book that will help you escape the real world for awhile, you can click on the book cover in the right hand margin.

Writing helped me through reality. “if you see the wonder of a fairytale, you can take the future, even if you fail.” 

I am so thankful that I writing can help me when times get tough and it brings me joy in all the happy times as well. 

What brings you joy? What helps you get through reality, when reality is harsh? I hope there is something that helps you find release, for I feel its so important! We all deal with stress, especially with this past year. Please don’t let it get the best of you, and don’t let it build up. Take time each day to just breathe! 

Here is a video clip of the ABBA song. Its the clip taken from the movie. “Mama Mia!”  I love just watching the sparkling ocean water. 




31 thoughts on “What do you do?

  1. That’s a nice song. Surprising, from a crappy movie like Mama Mia.

    I cope by napping, and then I literally have a dream.

    I read the Odessa Chronicles and found it to be a fun and entertaining book. I think it’s a good escape from the self-imposed nightmare of our pandemic response. And it’s long, so the reader gets their money’s worth.

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  2. It is difficult to find joy in this mess. I’m so frustrated with all of it.

    Joy…my 20lb cat, aggravating Ken, local fresh ice cream, singing in my truck, organic chocolate, hot coffee, hot tea, cold wine, a frozen Margarita, watching the sunset in my Adirondack chair, my 38 year old pair of Chuck Taylor hi-tops, a local restaurant’s glorious pizza, thunderstorms, the smell of the air after the thunderstorm, dancing, making new friends, my photography and reading.

    I’m with the Tipster. I wouldn’t be able to watch Mamma Mia. I’ve seen bits and pieces (clips) of the musical and the movie. Even with Benny, Bjorn and Frida’s involvement…just…nope. I literally grew up with ABBA’s music, from second grade all the way thru graduation. I’ve lived my own musical/movie with their music in the background. That is enough for me.

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  3. These days I seem to be on a pretty even keel ~ peaceful, content, happy, with sparks of joy for no real reason . . . just enjoying nature/life (light filtering through the trees, waves crashing on the beach, stars twinkling in the sky, pizza cooking in the oven).

    Ask me again if Trump wins the election (ACK!) OR loses the election but refuses to vacate the White House. Either of those scenarios might put me into a tailspin. 😛

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  4. beautiful words and this was like the therapy we all need. you have a lovely soul and genuine sweetness. I love how you spread the joy. I have been so consumed by work and neglected what makes me happy, writing one of them and also catching up on reading. So glad I visited you here today.

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