Word of the Day: Dream

dream / drēm noun 1. a series of thoughts and images which passes through the mind during sleep If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream. Rene Magritte, 1898-1967 2. an experience in waking life which has the characteristics of something having occurred in the mind during sleep All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allan Poe, 1809-1849 3. a strong desire or purpose A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell, 1937- 4. an ideal; something that satisfies a wish If you don’t have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true? Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895-1960 5. a wild or vain fantasy We can either tiptoe through life and hope we get to death without being badly bruised or we can live a full, complete life achieving our goals and realizing our wildest dreams. Bob Proctor, 1934- 6. something of unreal beauty or quality I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of a sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. e. e. cummings, 1894-1962 7. a state of mind characterized by momentary separation from reality Keep true to the dreams of your youth. Friedrich Schiller, 1759-1805 8. a creation of the imagination Hope is the dream of a soul awake. French Proverb verb 1. to experience something in the mind during sleep I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I am man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? Zhuangzi, 370 BC-287 BC 2. to indulge in reverie or fantasy The caged bird dreams of clouds. Japanese Proverb 3. to appear tranquil Houses dream in leafy shadows. Gladys Taber, 1899-1980 4. to imagine Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882 adjective 1. ideal I think the idea of a ‘perfect’ job is a myth – there are pros and cons of every position, good days and bad days, and even what most people would consider dream jobs come with their share of downsides. Kathryn Minshew, 1985-