|The Wave, 1971 by the sculptor Sinisca, Vatican Museum.|
What is greatly needed today on all levels of society - in local communities, in cities, in towns, in clubs and indeed in countries and in international affairs are statesmen and stateswomen with imagination, people with dreams and visions that are realizable, practicable, and feasible. But, I suppose, all real change starts at the bottom, in local communities, in our very own families, where we encourage each other to follow our dreams; where we encourage each other that we can make a difference here and now where we are, that as the Bard of Avon once said, that "we are the stuff that dreams are made on," that humankind can redeem itself as well as wreaking sheer havoc, if not possible extinction, upon itself if only it has the courage to dream that things can be different.
I'll finish this wee post with one of my favourite quotations:
Some people see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not. Robert Kennedy on his brother JFK; original quote from G.B.Shaw.