Childhood dreams on summer AFTERNOONs

They seemed like dreams we could achieve

On cherry blossom afternoons,

Full of warmth and hopeful thoughts

That floated on the starry lake.

But twenty years can dull the space we occupy,

Forgetting worlds of possibility

And falling into shadows called our adulthood.

Today I stepped out from that shade and saw

The sky so limitless, as it was at age sixteen

When I knew the world was mine to keep.

I went to Coniston today and it was the first time I had been there in twenty years. I was a teenager last time I was there and full of hope, probably more so than I am these days.

The house on the other side of the lake was the one I wanted to own when I used to swim up here as a kid. And I genuinely thought it would happen.

It brought back so many memories to look back across the lake. I’m not quite so confident anymore and that makes me sad. I wish I could have more of that colour back but that’s just being an adult, I guess.

Much Love

Rachel xx

One thought on “Childhood dreams on summer AFTERNOONs

  1. Margot Kinberg

    There is something about kids’ dreams, isn’t there? You think anything is possible, and you just want to get out there and conquer the world. But that’s not the way the world works, and I think we all eventually lose that freshness. It’s nice to have that feeling again…

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