Monday, February 25, 2008

Somewhere over the rainbow

I was reading Caitlin's Ratatouille storybook this afternoon and came to the part where Remy got lost in the sewer. August Gusteau came alive in his imagination and told him, "If you focus on what you've left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."

How wise and true. In that story, Remy then climbed up and reached a rooftop to discover that he was just under the city of Paris, with its beautiful night scene taking his breath away. And the icing on the cake was that he was right at Gusteau's resataurant. His dream came true.

I guess in real life, not all dreams come true the very minute you look ahead. But things will turn out to be better somehow, someday sooner or later most of the time.

This brings to mind an old song which Caitlin said sounded nice to her when it was playing in the car yesterday:

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true

Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?

If the bluebirds focused on their nest and did not venture out, they would not be flying over the beautiful rainbow.

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