Spark of Hope #126 – I dream in color. I frequently see hues of yellow, white, and blue. According to research scientist Robert Hoss, those colors indicate feelings of hope about the future, new beginnings, being open and accepting, and a need for tranquility, peace and quiet. Jewish and Christian scholars reveal still more about colors. Blue indicates revelation and sorrow, white means Holiness, and yellow means fear as well as hope. Today, as I awoke, I was keenly aware of more than color. My dream had song; my mother was singing! Words spewed from my lips as I opened my eyes: “It has been such a long time since she sang like that.” A twinge of sorrow instantly mixed with my joy. Alzheimer’s has robbed my mother of words, and ultimately singing too. She played the accordion without knowing how to read music and she sang beautifully too. I miss that about her, yet I have hope. For every so often, I see her lips moving as we play her favorites (145 are loaded on an iPod). Perhaps, she is indeed still singing, just as I remember. My dream served as a poignant beautiful reminder. Our hearts have beats, literally and figuratively.
Song memory lives in our hearts more than our minds.
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Hope is like a spark; if the conditions are right, it can spread like wildfire. Hope feeds the soul, ignites passion, and inspires others. Tucked inside each of us is a child-like spark that says: never forget to dream, play and imagine. HOPE is the extraordinary spark that says Huge Outcomes are Possible Everyday!