They disappeared with the wind, for the most part. I've had a lot of deferred dreams over the years - homes I wanted to own, having children, jobs I wanted, schools I wanted to attend. Usually, if I put it off, it disappeared.
Hmm. Horrifically Spoiled Beauty Queen seemed kind of fake but, that could also just be be not believing any parents could be that dumb. Then again, this wouldn't be the first time I've found something from Wife Swap completely unbelievable.
Ha ha...I thought so too, for the first part of the vid. But if the news clip toward the end wasn't genuine, then the person narrating it needs to look into professional journalism. XD
I know, right? I think Wife Swap lies a lot. lol
My dreams haven't really had the chance to be deferred yet, but I love that poem.
I hope they're never deferred. *hugs*
And it's a great poem.
Holy cow! There are no words.
Has that episode aired yet? I sooo want to see that one. Lol. I can't believe that someone actually raised a child like that.
I watched the video with sound off, and just as horrified.
A young woman hired on as adjunct instructor the same time as me used that Langston Hughes poem during her first, and debut, class.
2008-11-30 09:45 pm (UTC)
I wanted to be a psychiatrist as a child. However, with much laughter from adults in my life, I put it aside as a silly dream. I don't really remember anything else I had dreams about. (I'm fine now. Not whining about "OMG! Childhood warped me." :))
Wow...I hope that girl marries well...
Due to my constant illnesses and limited funds, my dreams of going to an out of state university for writing kind of left me. I've done well enough in getting an extended education but I need to strive more to have my dreams come true. Not quite deferred, just on hold for the moment.
I want to be a novelist.
*hugs* I hope that dream comes true, sweetie. :)
So many . . . of course, the problem with most of my (remotely possible) dreams were that they conflicted with each other. Then, when I finally decided, my body fell apart and it just hurt too much to pursue them.
I'm hoping I can get well enough to go back to school.
I know exactly how you feel.
Not the worst place for dreams I suppose.
I hope the waitress spit on the beauty queens bagel.
I wouldn't say my dream's been defered perminently, more like something to look forward to once I finish college. That said it weighs on my mind like no other!
Oh and that girl would be laughed out of my parent's home. Actually laughed and booted out by my sisters, who do in fact do an equal share when they're home, like my self.
Yeah, college is probably one of the steppingstones on the way to those dreams anyway, yeah? :)
The beauty queen thing is disturbing. I can't even laugh, I'm just too horrified. She makes the "Sweet sixteen" spoiled brats look generous. uhg.
My dreams, the lost ones just fade away as the years go by. It's not too sad most of the time, just one day I'll realize that I put one aside for something else.
My deffered dreams are given timelines - at which point I revisit. Mostly, I work towards that timeline. Occassionaly, I decide it was not such a good idea, and create a new dream. For example, I wanted to buy a house last year when I sold my last one... but with housing prices falling, I put it off until now, so I'd get the better deal.
*nod* Those sound like wise deferrances.