Sunday, October 23, 2011

A Dream Trek - Another Step In Alex's Journey


Song:  Dream On

Group:  Aerosmith


To live a life without stress...
in complete comfort...
without the full exploration of the unknown...
is to place yourself in an artificially small box.

A man without a dream... is dead inside.

A man having a dream without taking the steps
necessary to achieve it...
is committing suicide of the soul.

His cowardice will forever prevent him from achieving true happiness.

The soul eating regret will either drive him to, once again, dream...
and to strive for them...
or it shall strip him of his wings, fangs and claws...
turning him from a Tiger... to a kitten.


A child's prime mission in life...


is to fully explore himself and the world around him...
to learn and to apply.

It is to search for that particular mountain on which to climb.

It is to realize that he is a Tiger in training...
his eyes constantly scanning the horizon for a more efficient
path up that mountain...
to have an insatiable appetite for life...
and to strengthen and use his claws and fangs...
 to take down and devour
any challenges in life...his prime prey.

It is to realize that it not only all starts with his dreams...
but that it is in the striving for his dreams that gives him the energy of the gods 
to relentlessly pursue them.

It is to realize that to achieve a dream is to open up all new possibilities
and to unlock the resulting, forever growing, new dreams.

It is to realize the courage of a Tiger...
to be constantly on the hunt...
ready to tangle with the most daunting of prey.

It is to realize that with proper preparation...
he will eventually achieve the majority of his dreams...
and he will realize that his attempted but failed dreams
merely increase his hunger and desire to pursue his dream
in, perhaps, another fashion...at a later time...
after sharpening his claws and building his strength
to once again take down, even the most dangerous of prey.

It is to realize that so long as he does not give up...
he shall eventually become the king of his realm...
the Tiger.

It is the dream that shall give that Tiger... his wings.












(Alex relaxing in our hotel in Reno)


We have just come back from another step toward
one of our and Alex's dreams.



Video Description Of The Davidson Academy


We had gone to the Davidson Academy in NV
to get the latest updates in admissions and requirements...
to help stoke the passions and drive of Alex to want to be 
 part of such a grand dream as to be admitted to the Academy.

As of now...
there are approximately 140 students.

The Davidson Academy hosts only the best and brightest in the nation.

The requirements are stringent... and the competition fierce.

Although we still have a ways to go to prepare Alex
for consideration for such a grand dream...
we have taken another step toward that particular mountain.

Alex had taken a test that the Davidson Academy had hosted
(Not a test by Davidson Academy...merely one of two major tests
used in the initial consideration for admission).

We had Alex take it to discover any weak areas that he may have
so we may more fully concentrate on them.




Right now...
it is our dream to turn Alex into that Winged Tiger...
so he may fully explore the depth and breadth of his dreams.

His prime mission in life now...
 is to prepare for the achievement of his dreams...
and most of all...
to always....

Dream On.



3 comments:

  1. The Academy sounds like an awesome place for Alex. The anticipation must be intensifying as the time draws nearer. I hope that this dream will be fulfilled.

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  2. Right now...it is but a dream of ours. We still must accomplish more just to be considered. It is also a matter of maturity and drive that the child must demonstrate. Should we initially fail...we shall improve and retry.

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  3. Post note: I had added an additional note to the blog. I may have misled some readers by what I had said. It was not the test for Davidson Academy. It was one of two major qualifying tests used in the initial consideration of the application.

    But, yes... every step forward is a step nearer our immediate dream...for his eventual admission to this very special academy.

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