Friday, March 2, 2018

The Possibility of Magic vs the Certainty of the Mundane.


I tend to romanticize everything. I always have, and more than likely, always will. Heart over head. Heart wins, every time. I am unapologetically passionate. That passion drives me. Last year, someone told me that I needed to "get my head out of the clouds". What they did not realize is that I would have no ability to come down from those clouds. I am unable to

But, not only am I unable to, I am also unwilling to. My head will always be in the clouds. That is where I feel alive. Would life be less complicated sometimes if I were more practical? Of course it would. I do not deny that. Would life be "safer" if I learned to allow my head to take precedence over my heart? Certainly. Would life hold less potential for heartache if we cloak our heart in protection? Without a doubt. I concede all of these points. But, you know what? Life would be far less magical. Life would be absent those endorphins that make moments unforgettable. 

I think we are socialized to value practicality above all else. My question is: why? Why dissuade today's children from living with their head in the clouds? Why dissuade today's children from following their heart? Why do we assign value to the tangible, while assigning no such value to the intangible? Perhaps I am not the most practical person. The most grounded person. The most realistic person. Perhaps I will never be. But I would never in a million years trade the possibility of magic for the certainty of the mundane. 

I will gladly take the risk. Always.

156 comments:

  1. We each should live our lives as we see fit. If you like the clouds then that's where you should be. Having the freedom is the very best part.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ☺

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  2. I'm fairly grounded so we need people like you to balance things out. Keep dreaming in those clouds.

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  3. For me, life requires a little bit of both. If your kids heads remain in the clouds, the rest of them may end up in your basement.

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  4. Bravo. I guess I'm a mixture. Definitely an optimist like you. But I need to know my basic needs are cared for. We have a 30-year-old in the clouds. It worries us every day. Yet he is of the kindest nature, has the most talent and granted, can't quite get it together, but because his head is up there he thinks and sees things no one else can. It can be frustrating but it can be oh, so good.

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  5. Hi Keith, it's nice seeing a post from you after a long absence.

    I would not like my children to live with their heads in the cloud all the time as they will not be children for ever and they need to grow up and be responsible for their own children and must set an example of how to survive in the world. It's OK to get your head in the cloud just as long as you don't stay there until you turn to ashes.

    There is a need for all kind of people, and that's why some have their heads in the clouds and others are grounded.

    I'm fairly grounded. I like certainty and dislike disappointing surprises. I also like traditions and planning even though things doesn't always turn out the way I want.

    I'm very adaptable to situations but I'm still on the cautious side. After all, the world has been created laws of nature, with harmony and cycles that repeats itself over and over and we pretty well know that Winter comes, then Spring, then Summer and Autumn. Birds can fly and people walk on the ground.
    Hugs, Julia

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  6. I day dream a lot but am pragmatic about things. I love to go off into the clouds with my mind quite a bit. This is a good thing!

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  7. I am practical but naive so I do believe in magical happenings.

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  8. Nice to hear from you, the image is beautiful, thanks Keith.

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  9. I use writing for that stuff, stay practical in the real world so I avoid a cardboard box on the street corner lol head in the clouds is no good if you starve to death, but then i suppose you go to the clouds anyway, if you believe that thing, so win win? haha

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  10. I have my head in the clouds a lot, too. I like it up there! The pull of "the possibility of magic" gets me every time. I do get lost a lot but I always have an adventure or make a discovery along the way and I would hate to have missed those things. And I do always find my way home to earth eventually!

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  11. I think it was Eleanor Roosevelt that said what others think of you is none of your business. I think that’s true.
    R

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  12. I love your free spirit, Keith.
    I started telling my kids to NEVER FORGET HOW TO PLAY and it has served them both well...they both are happy grownups that know how to have a good time.

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  13. If I could I would live my whole life dreaming. But, I can only do so for short periods or I wouldn't ever come back. Dreams are what make the tough times livable, and make me an interesting person.

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  14. I just wrote a blog post about a similar topic this week in which I said I always have encouraged chasing daydreams and pondering possibilities. . .but there comes a time when one must act (the reality) or file them away and get on with living. I understand completely the joy of living with one's head in the clouds. . .

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  15. I'm trying hard to be practical. If you're not, you end up being dependant on others (family, friends, caregivers..) and that's bad from any angle you look at it. Being practical doesn't neccessarily mean you have to give up your dreams, but keep them in the right place.

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  16. I definitely needed to read this right now and to see the comments with regard to kids. My eldest boy is soon to graduate college but doesn't want to settle down or get a steady job, he wants to travel and experience the world. He says that life is to be enjoyed so I definitely do not see him opting for a 9-5 job. When I do try to talk to him about practical things, he says I'm nagging. I know I need to let him find his way and make his own decisions. Learning to let go as a parent isn't easy.

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  17. Brian's is in the clouds, and I am the grounded one -- guess that balances us! LOL!! :) I love this post!! I love that you are this way!!

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  18. Glad to see you back Keith! lot of negative comments. I wonder if you mean what they think you mean. I've had my head in the clouds my whole life. It didn't keep me from getting my college degree, getting a job, being self-supporting and raising two kids. Moreover at times it made the unbearable, bearable and fueled my creative side. At 75, it still does. Wishing you all good things.

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  19. Love it! Never trade the possibility of magic for the certainty of the mundane!

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  20. Hi Keith good to see you again - and always interesting to read your comments on life ... being optimistic and positive always stand us in good stead. All the best ... cheers HIlary

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  21. Wonderful to see your Musings of an Unapologetic Dreamer . . .
    dance across the screen . . .

    I guess I am a bit of both . . .
    BUT . . .
    I live for “possibility” “serendipity” “spontaneous” . . .
    and the “magic” in those moments . . .
    A dreamer, in the clouds . . . pretty much sums me up.
    (I love reading you and being in your musings world . . .)

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  22. My fellow dreamer, I have been criticized in the past relentlessly for my nature, even though "practically" I have always been the supporter for everybody in my life. Never stop dreaming!

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  23. Everyone should think out of their shoes, and only from our comfort zone we can’t experience life and once in a while we need to take risk to see the magic of light/life. If not going out of the house or syllabus, at least experience the sunlight and books out of the course.

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  24. It's all been said in the comments above in so many different ways........I am late to the party, as I was playing in the clouds.....oooooOOOOOOOOOOoooooo... Be blessed!

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  25. Greetings!
    I don't have a Twitter account but read your post daily and they are always amusing and thought provoking at times. Was happy to see you post here. Not even sure how I landed on your Twitter but the first thing that caught my attention was your profile.

    I am left handed women, forced to adapt to the right handed world, move twice with only one suitcase, love cats and live on a caffeine transfusion. Like you I am a INFJ and have Social Phobia. No lie. All of it is true.

    Like Carol Blackburn stated...I am late to the party, as I was playing in the clouds.

    I think dreaming is healthy for the mind and soul. Even if the dream never gets carried out, or ends up a fail at least you had something to thing about, plan and discover things about yourself that you might have never known.

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  26. Keep being you!
    Always listen to your heart! Your soul. After all, all we are is energy! We are brought up in a "fear" world. It's time to get back to who we really are! Great to hear from you!

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  27. So lovely to read you again Keith - your words have been a miss.
    I listen to my heart to tell me what is right too. Head in the clouds, probably unless important decisions are required - then I use my mind too.
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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  28. I always like to live up there in the clouds too. Best place to be

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  29. I guess I am both at times practical and at other times a dreamer. The world needs more dreamers. Dreamers can see the possibilities that the practical people miss.

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  30. I think it's important to be able to take risks in life. To be able to allow yourself to be vulnerable. When it comes to matters of the heart, I tend to have a balance of living in the clouds and keeping my feet firmly planted on the ground. Also, so good to see you!!

    Elsie

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  31. Amen to this! So boring otherwise

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  32. I feel so much better having just read this validation of head-in-the-clouds me. Thank you!

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  33. I live with my head in the clouds too. So important to dream and believe in magic. :)
    ~Jess

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  34. Really enjoyed this post.
    Never let the feeling and possibility of magic disappear-

    All the best Jan

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  35. As a child I was always in trouble for "Having my head in the clouds." It was taught/beat/shamed out of me for a good part of my life. That being said, at my age now, I have become a really sturdy balance of practical and dreamy. I like it here. Thanks for sharing your thoughts .

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  36. Clouds are so beautiful! Just watched a special about Mr. Rogers.. a man with his head in the clouds that brought so much joy to so many.

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  37. I'm not a risk taker or very romantic. I don't have my head in the clouds because I'm more of a pragmatic realist and want everything done a certain way.

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  38. Good morning, so glad you dropped by, I was thinking you were no longer posting-so glad to see you and hoping everything is going great

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    1. and I totally agree with you-we must always be able to dream a bit

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  39. We're on the same wavelength. I will always choose the ideals, the hopes, and the possibilities over the sour-pussed negativity that's becoming much too pervasive in today's world.

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  40. I have been told that I am more heart than brain but you know what? With the way the world is now, we need more people with heart, we have enough so called big brains.
    Hope you are doing well these days! :-)
    So happy to see your post here and I know many others will say the same.

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  41. Beautiful heartfelt post. Though I do tend to live my life on the practical side, I truly believe that head knowledge is totally overrated. I think we need both to live a balanced life. There is also a huge difference between knowledge and wisdom. Wisdom is linked to the heart. Thank you for your kind comment om my blog today!

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  42. I think it is the best to hear to your heard. I hope you can realize your dreams.

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  43. I am glad to see I'm not the only one with my head in the clouds. Sometimes I feel like an eternal dreamer but, perhaps, that's not a bad thing.

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  44. Haha... It turns out I got beaten up by a 14 year old girl on Saturday , so I think you are safe.. How the mighty have fallen!!

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  45. I can be a mixture of both - very grounded, but also very happy to stand in the middle of the field and soak in the beauty of the clouds above me. Sometimes they come in quite low, so I can literally have my head in the clouds :-)

    Never change, never try to be someone you're not!

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  46. I love the magic in the mundane.

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  47. So nice to see you posting again. I'm an unapologetic dreamer. I always have been. I think this enables me to step out of my comfort zone and as a result I enjoy living the life I want to live. I don't think having one's head in the clouds and being practical are mutually exclusive. I dream, and I do stuff. The good thing about being a dreamer is that when life hurls a curved ball I have a safe place to retreat to and when life is being kind I dance in those clouds. I wouldn't trade the magic either! :)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  48. I guess that's why I admire you so much. Thank you so much for your visit. It's wonderful to see you again.

    I have to confess that when my son was a little kid and he'd say some far fetched thing, I would try to make him see the practical side... such as, "You can't be a doctor if you don't do your homework and don't study."

    In the end, he did what he wanted. He's an epidemiologist, went into the Peace Corps and now works for Johns Hopkins. He's still not practical all the time and I have to bite my tongue.

    Dreaming of doing, seeing, experiencing is a wonderful thing. Keep your head in the clouds, Keith, and enjoy life.

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  49. Great to see you blogging again. Without the hope of dreams I don't think I could get through life.......

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  50. I love what you said. Stay in the clouds. Enjoy the magic. That's one reason children are so precious. They follow their hearts. Yes, sometimes it's a mistake, but they also learn. And the magic is still there. I like that world too. Thanks for a beautiful post.

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  51. I admire you my friend. Dreaming is a good thing and the world needs more of it. I always enjoy your posts and thank you for your visit to mine. Keep your head in the clouds and I'll try and do the same.

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  52. Beautiful post and so inspiring and uplifting. Completely agree with you, too!

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  53. Everything is magical...every thing. The mundane is just magic we've gotten used to.

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  54. I have one child that's super practical, and the other one that's in dreamland. It's kind of nice to have one of each. I'm more of a dreamer, and my husband is more practical.

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  55. ...with out passion, you might as well be dead!

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  56. As I've aged, my dreams have died. I don't have much imagination for the big things. Small things, like playing outside, perhaps.
    Interesting post.

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  57. How lovely to see you posting again! And I appreciate the food for thought. I think I'm kind of a practical optimist. I do tend to see things through rose-colored glasses, but I like to eat (and stuff like that) and we raised four kids who did also -- so a rather great degree of practicality was necessary. Now, retired and of a certain age, we play and we dream about things we may never have time to do -- but it is lovely to think about them and we'll continue to do so as long as we can think at all.

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  58. I miss yours post so much, really I miss. Always I love how you write and about you write and comment!
    And I love how you are, this is a beautiful post !! xo

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  59. Welcome back! I think we all need to grab all the magic we can in whatever form and in whatever way works for us. Kudos to you for finding your way.

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  60. ha - I have often been told I live in a dream world and you know what? That is okay with me as that is where magic resides. I will always choose the path that leads me to magic. It is what makes me feel alive.

    Just be yourself, perhaps I will see you in the clouds some day.

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  61. Keep your head up in the clouds...life is much more pleasant, more peaceful and much happier up here. :)

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  62. Nice to run across you again in this vast computer world. I don't see any thing wrong with having your heard in the clouds. I always enjoyed reading your thoughts.

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  63. I agree, being in the clouds is a great place to be! One of my sisters teases me and says that I live in a bubble because I always see everything in the positive. I just smile and say, it's an awfully nice bubble! :)
    Jann

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  64. I agree! The world needs dreamers as well as doers!

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  65. No risk - no reward I suppose! Strange, but at this time I am writing about uncertainty (which may just be another form of magic I suppose!).

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: accommodation in Australia still on offer!

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  66. We all need dreams but we all need a sense of reality too, just to balance things out

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  67. We need people to dream as they are often the catalysts, but then the pragmatists can often make the dream a reality.

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  68. Where've you been. It's ages since your last post. You write so thoughtfully and I missed your musings.

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  69. Nice to hear from you again and to know that your head is still in the clouds. I agree that it's good to be positive and to believe in yourself, but there's no such thing as magic and the desire for magic is what gave us da Trumpf. Also, if your head is always in the clouds, you might walk right off a cliff. :) Keep smiling and keep positive but be realistic at the same time. And best wishes to you!

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  70. You were meant to be you, regardless of what other people think. You follow your heart and it leads you on a path to enjoy the life you have. That's a good thing. No regrets :)

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  71. Nice to see you back. Your posts are always so wonderfully thought provoking. As someone who finds magic in the mundane, I’ve sometimes wonder if the tangible and intangible are simply different sides of the same magical coin.

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  72. If you are happy where you are, that is what matters. It's a wonderful thing to be a dreamer! I'm practical and realistic person, and that's where I feel comfortable :-)

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  73. Keep being the magic that you are!..I walk a magical life too..(is there any other way to be?..not for me!)

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  74. i seem to be almost the opposite of you. but i think being somewhere in the middle would be the best option, although as long as one's happy with who and how they are that's all that matters. xx

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  75. Hello, love the photo, the view is beautiful. I agree with you. It is important to do what makes you happy. Dream big and be happy. Great post. Thanks for your visit. Enjoy your day and new week!

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  76. Kids today, in many ways, are forced to grow up too quickly. They need time to just be kids, and have their heads in the clouds. I think a good balance of that should translate into adulthood too. :)

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  77. Good to see you writing here again. Often it takes courage to embrace who you are and live in the light of what moves you and makes you feel alive. GO FOR IT! Yay!

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  78. Live and let live.. don't judge.. treat others etc Whatever rocks your boat OE, love the way you think 🌷

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  79. Well said. The world would be a better place and many more would know a healthy environment if more people followed their hearts than their heads.

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  80. Maybe you're right, and maybe you have not experienced the great difficulties in your life in order not to be with your head in the clouds.
    As they say: life teaches.
    I envy you, because I am a very practical person.

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  81. You had me at your blog post title. Love this post. Great reminder to have dreams and look for magic.

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  82. Being the Pisces that I am, my head is in the clouds a lot of the time, ever since I was a little girl, daydreaming about being an actress/singer/writer, (interestingly, I have dallied in all three of these art forms). And that's my point: I believe one's 'tendency' towards dreaming, as opposed to constantly having two feet firmly on the ground, is actually innate.

    Now, case in point: I have tried, countless times, throughout my life to do the latter, but always ended up listening to my heart, since my instinct told me to do so!;)

    Enjoyed your post and especially like the title!

    Poppy

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  83. Will you wave to me when you see me on the cloud across from you? ; )

    ~Sheri

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  84. I've had people tell me that I'm an eternal optimist and try to bring me "down from the clouds" to the reality that is life and I just don't understand that. I much prefer to wake up each morning to the possibilities that exist rather than wake up already dreading the day and the problems that might arise.

    I'm not a daydreamer perse, but I have hopefulness in the day and in taking joy in the little things, seeing a beautiful sunrise or sunset, listening to rain, singing like I'm auditioning for American Idol in my car on the way home to a favorite song.

    I admire people with their heads in the clouds. Don't evey let someone hang on to you feet and drag you down. Keep dreaming my friend!

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  85. Hello Keith, So nice to see you.:) Your photo is perfect for your post. What a beautiful place to dream. Always follow your dreams, if it makes you happy Keith.

    I am a risk taker, always have been, and I love spontaneity. Dreaming about all kinds of things also gives me pleasure. My husband is the practical one.
    Take care!:)

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  86. "Life would be far less magical. Life would be absent those endorphins that make moments unforgettable." That's beautiful sentiment, Keith.
    Thank you for bringing that spark to us here.

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  87. I fear I'm too much the other way! I need to move towards the middle. ;)

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  88. The possibility of magic! I grew up with my head in the clouds, and I haven't completely come down. :)

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  89. Miracles, magic, wishes coming true, romance....the things that make life worth living NOT the "stuff" so many people seem to love to accumulate, perhaps to fill a very large void.

    I can totally relate to this post and these sentiments. When the wonder of life is gone, it's time to move on and find a new path, even if it's scary or unknown territory.

    So nice to see a post here again, I hope things are going well in your life. Hugs😊

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  90. That view is my kind of magic!

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  91. this is everything.
    i'd rather risk losing the world than losing love.
    i think you can live without sanity,
    but i'd like to see someone live without a heartbeat.

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  92. I agree, the possibility of magic is better than the certainty of the mundane. Keep in the clouds! Creative minds do just that. Have a great week! Thanks for the visit!

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  93. I've always been called a dreamer, or politely, creative. I guess that equates to having my head in the clouds.

    Interesting blog, and I see you have many friends who love to chime in. That's fantastic!

    Jane

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  94. Hey, you finally blogged again! I am definitely the head in the clouds type. My imagination had full control when I was a child and I'm glad my parents supported my use of it. Now, I love those moments when I experience something outside of the mundane, something different, or something new.

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  95. Thanks for yesterday's comment. Today Paul Klee and me wish you well.
    Salute e grazie!

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  96. Missed your remarkable words friend!!!
    and honestly speaking thought may you have shifted your place .

    Since i was child i led two kinds of life at a time.
    between both there is HUGE and HIGH invisible wall but it is so easy for me to taste both ends .
    spiritual side is my most favorite and reliable

    Physical one is my pleasure to carry all my related duties appropriately
    sometime i sit on the wall and enjoy the panorama of imagination and realism

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  97. So nice to see a post here! Good morning Keith. I love being in the clouds....it's nice up there. Have a great day!

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  98. So good to hear from you again, Keith...you have been missed!
    It sounds like our thinking is just about identical...I feel exactly as you do...am very impractical to!!
    Any other way of being would probably suffocate me.
    I think I was born with my head in the clouds!

    Have a great day.☺☺

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  99. Hi, Keith, nice to see you back. Good post. We do need to encourage young people to dream. I think the world is suffering now from an over-emphasis on the material. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great day.

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  100. You keep your head in the clouds and keep being you. Screw what those boo birds, say. But you already know that. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  102. Beautifully worded.
    My cousin once told me I'll never be anything but a dreamer (as an insult).
    Whelp. I am still a dreamer, and always will be. While pursuing her dreams.
    Keep your head high in the clouds. I agree that the children should be taught no different.

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  103. I like how you think. There is nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds, dreaming, or allowing a little magic that only comes from imagination and risk into your life. Don't ever change.

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  104. What beautiful thoughts. I think it's important to be true to who we are and who we'd like to be...

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  105. Just look at all of the support you have curried with your wonderful enthusiasm .. I agree .. if we don't have a very healthy dose of "head in the clouds" relief , life would be rather unbearable wouldn't it ? .. we need those magical moments to keep us going on this very rocky planet .. especially now when the world is very uncertain and negative thoughts and actions eat away at us.
    Humans need to remember what a miracle it is to even be here .. to take that time out .. just look at those stars at night and truly wonder at them.
    Thank you for dropping by my blog : ) I appreciate it !

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  106. I think that like with all things, there is a balance. But a lot of creativity makes life interesting!

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  107. So glad to connect with you once again, dear Keith! I agree that we need the magical in our lives and must constantly seek it. Life would be so dull without that spark that keeps life interesting. It's all in what you find magical......For me it is nature, a certain play of light, synchronicity, and spending a beautiful day or night with someone I love. I am a cautious person, but I always follow my heart. x Karen

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  108. Always. Life is meant to be lived, lived with all its uncertainty and its excitement. Without that, the predictability is stifling.

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  109. I think that is a perfectly good way to live ones life! Better than always seeing everything like a greay cloud is hanging over it.

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  110. Admittedly, I used to follow my heart and it landed me in trouble every time. Now I use my head. Less trouble, but not as fun.

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  111. I visit those clouds but so far have been able to live in both worlds. EXCEPT when I'm on opioids, my bod is addicted to them. Actually, I live in several worlds, writing, blogging, and FB'ing tend to do that to a fellow. Other things I think also.
    Thanks lots for your visit today.
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  112. Yes, please, never get your head out of the clouds. Heart is the choice and together with the brain, a wonderful teamworking - to be alive :) Smiles to you :)

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  113. That's a lovely post, but I'm still going to nag my daughters to do their homework before floating away (mostly because I hope they will be practical enough to become self-supporting someday. Frankly, I need the rest.)

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  114. Hi Keith, Your posts are, for me, like dinner at a 5-star restaurant. First, it is usually delicious, and, secondly, rare enough to be a special occasion. I must commend you on The Possibility of Magic vs the Certainty of the Mundane. I do think my compass points me a little more toward the safety of mundane, but occasionally, I muster the courage and breakthrough for some exceptional moment. I actually admire those who are able to live more of their life in the clouds. Recently I became a septuagenarian and have discovered one of the benefits is the ability to look back and recognize the experiences that proved beneficial versus those that were less so. It seems to me that some of the best experiences were those that started with a journey in the clouds. Thank you, as always, for the Musings of an Unapologetic Dreamer, and for your kind comments on my blog. Best regards from Seattle! John

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  115. yep, me too!
    I believe the best possible - is probable.

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  116. it's always good to know who you are and what makes you happy!! i would like to think i could have written this post but alas, i am not quite as much fun. but i think it is more important to be who you are and to love yourself completely!!!

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  117. Beautiful photo !! It's nice to read positive things about you! I work in a bank so my mind is practical but my soul is in the clouds!
    Happy weekend !

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  118. Loved this post. People always see me as impratical, silly, or too dreamy. But that's what makes me, me and I'm happier than those who cage themselves in their box of total practicality without any source of imagination.

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  119. IT is so good to see you posting again...

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  120. There are many times I have my head in the clouds

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  121. In reality, emotions always influence or even determine our decisions, even though some of us try to state otherwise. :D

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  122. Agree with you 100 percent! Follow your heart...and if it was the wrong decision, then your head can get you out of the mess. :-)

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  123. I used to be that way, for many years in fact. I still have a small degree of it left in me, but have definitely become way more practical in the last three years. :)

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  124. Follow your heart, I say, smiles. So nice to read you again. Hope you are enjoying your journey, whereever it may lead you.

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  125. Hi Keith, good to see you back and thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you're well wherever you are, still in Germany or back in the States. If by magic you mean creativity, I'm all for it and it plays a big part in my life. But magic doesn't pay bills 😊 so I can't quit my day job. I believe in balancing magic and practicality. But that's just me.

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  126. This post made me smile. I tend to be a practical person myself, but you are right that the most valuable things in life are the intangible. If we are always mired in the mundane, we miss out on the best part of life--living!

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  127. I think you are on the right track. Don't be swayed by what others say.

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  128. You've singlehandedly kept me coming back to Twitter to see what cool and witty things you have to say, and now I've found your blog. You are such an intriguing person, and I'm thankful for your insights and your relentless pursuit of magical happiness!

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  129. Beautiful post. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  130. I think it's possible to follow a passion with one ambition and be practical with another.

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  131. Keith this is such a good and thought provoking post! I think it's important to strike the balance with heart and head, but I often find myself, very much like you, following my heart more often than not. I know I need to remember sometimes to have balance and think things through, but I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, so I think that plays a big part in how I approach a situation too. Really enjoyed this! - Tasha

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  132. 'Romanticize' a good approach to life. But the healthy balance - important. Enjoy your ride! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Namaste.

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  133. Never get your head out of the clouds. It's a crime.

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  134. Hope all is well Keith.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter weekend.🐤🐝🐏🌷

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  135. Never never never get your head out of the clouds or live without the passion. It is what makes life magical, exciting, and worth living. I love love love the way you're moving in the world. Awesome.

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  136. Beautiful photo !! It's nice to read positive things about you! I work in a bank so my mind is practical but my soul is in the clouds!

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  137. LOL. I love it! And how lame would Christmas be without that mind set? --Especially for half the year or more of anticipation? I'm with you. That's why I write. Dreams and creativity keep me young. Cheese to you, and way to stick to your guns.

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  138. Yes. We are socialized to be mundane. Perhaps it's what attracts me to the wilderness and my wildflower gardens...:)

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  139. Your posts are so beautifully written and thought out that I really can't add anything but a wobbly comment saying wow your writing is really good and makes one ponder on life.

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  140. YES! Every day for months now, even before you wrote this post, I've been wishing you were a teacher of my children. ☺

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  142. Hello Keith! It's been ages.... I too have taken a break from blogging. One can always return, right? Head in the clouds...that's me. And there's no other place I'd rather be.

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  143. I believed in the magical for a very long time... don't ever let the magic go... those endorphins are incredible.

    It's good to be back to writing, I missed it a great deal.. I think I was just burned out with my failing health... I'm back though, feeling more myself xox

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  144. as a parent, I do that too. assign value to the tangible , and not value the intangible so much. i know i must mend my ways

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  145. Keep on dreaming! Reality is over-rated.

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  146. I'm glad I stopped by today to find this post here. My heart is in the clouds, my feet planted firmly on the ground, and life is the dance between.

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  147. Are you not simply taking the reverse view of what you criticize in society, and is it really a case of either/or rather than a situation in which one might hope to find balance? Otherwise, one is forced to conclude that the greater a person's creative genius, the less functional that person's life is. While there is, on occasion, a link between, for example, schizophrenia and creative output, I know of no evidence to prove that it's a causal link, although it is certainly true that advanced schizophrenia destroys a person's artistic or literary ability. Just look at Louis Wain.

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