Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men

This Thanksgiving was unusual than before! Family was the theme!

“I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.” ~Dan Wilcox

We drove around 180 miles and stayed at a hotel room facing right to the ocean at Pismo beach. Sun was at the right moment to set when my camera clicked it all!
The redness with a touch of orange in color brings all the excitement even though it was sun-set time.

“Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.” ~ Paul Klee
The best part was the Hearst Castle which is near San Simeon beach. I mean we all have heard these fairy tales and stories of kings and queens who had this big palace or castle where they lived happily ever after. Such palaces, castles which we had only seen in story books and in granny’s stories and yet with the imaginary tales we used to feel so happy and content that we used to go to bed peacefully.

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” ~ Dr Seuss

This castle is something which was built by a gentleman at the age of 56…can you believe this that dreams can come true and you can make it happen and age is not a hurdle to this? William Randolph Hearst who always loved big castle as a kid and was able to fulfill his dream when he reached the age of 56. This palace faces the Pacific Ocean from top of a hill and is halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
It’s quite interesting to see the view and everything captured as a movie right from when the castle was getting build.

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens” ~ Carl Jung

It’s so amazing to know Mr. Hearst built it and he shared it too but I often had this question bothering, why he always invited all the celebrities and not common people :D!

Because any how celebrities will definitely go to places where they are treated like guests, isn’t it? And they always get treated well everywhere but what about the common people or say poor people?

How often such things take us towards the reality of life?
I kept hearing kids saying ‘oh! He was rich! Well, I felt like saying his father did all the hard work to bring that richness he just utilized it when he was able to.

I only took the positive aspect out of this was that there is no age limit to fulfill your dreams. It’s all in your determination to make that change.

Altogether it was a good get away from real busy life to a dream story land

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” ~ Gail Devers

12 comments:

Keshi said...

Wonderful encouraging post Dawny!


**I only took the positive aspect out of this was that there is no age limit to fulfill your dreams

Spot on! Nothing should matter when it comes to ur dreams...anything is possible at ant stage in ur life.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

**any stage

:)

Keshi.

pria said...

Dawn,

I go second with Keshi. Dreams can be achieved at any age when you excel to work hard and go for it.

Sophie said...

wow....very nice read....

Deepak Gopi said...

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” ~ Dr Seuss
:)

krystyna said...

Love this your post very much. Very inspiring! And great way to spend your holiday. I prefer this idea.
Thanks for an amazing photos!

krystyna said...

Your quotes are always very accurate.
“I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.” ~Dan Wilcox
is my fav today.
Mr Hearst is a great example that the age is not hurdle to do our dreams.
Have a successful and happy days!

Art said...

I've always wanted to see Hearst Castle. What an amazing place!

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Masd said...

Encouraging post.

Dawn....सेहर said...

keshi: Thanks so much dear we think alike ;)
lots n lots of huggggzzz
Cheers

pria: Dear I have to make a request to you before even I thank you on your comment :) and that is why dont you bring the link for
your blog along with your name here :( I am confused between Priya and Pria...who is who???? It will be nice if you give me your blog link pls
and thanks now for your kind feelings on dream ;)
Cheers

sophie: Thanks dear and good to see you here
Cheers

deepak gopi: Thank You

krystyna: Thanks a lot dear for your kind words and blessings
keep smiling
Cheers

art: Yes you should visit once...:) its an inspirational one
Cheers

masd: Thanks dear
Cheers

Shiva said...

Dawn,

Glad that you had a good trip. The palace looks amazing and the your interpretation was very positive as usual.

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