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Sleeping Beauty [Nov. 30th, 2008|01:38 pm]
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What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?

Langston Hughes

What happened to your deferred dreams?

What were they?


http://www.livevideo.com/video/embedLink/8B99DD2B021046CAB14840E2DD302AC7/529388/horrifically-spoiled-beauty-qu.aspx

And here's a "horrifically spoiled beauty queen".
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From: lennoxmacbeth
2008-11-30 08:46 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:07 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I feel ya.
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-11-30 08:48 pm (UTC)
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.
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From: lennoxmacbeth
2008-11-30 08:53 pm (UTC)
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
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:13 pm (UTC)
LOL
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:04 pm (UTC)
I know, right? I think Wife Swap lies a lot. lol
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[User Picture]From: uber_squeaky
2008-11-30 08:48 pm (UTC)
My dreams haven't really had the chance to be deferred yet, but I love that poem.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:12 pm (UTC)
I hope they're never deferred. *hugs*

And it's a great poem.
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[User Picture]From: monicarnsg
2008-11-30 09:12 pm (UTC)
Holy cow! There are no words.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yah.
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From: sleepygirl18
2008-11-30 09:19 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:13 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't know.
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[User Picture]From: everette1_
2008-11-30 09:23 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:14 pm (UTC)
It's a wonderful poem.
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[User Picture]From: esme
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." :))

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:15 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: somafeysuicides
2008-11-30 11:30 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:15 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I hope that dream comes true, sweetie. :)
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[User Picture]From: runeenigma
2008-12-01 02:00 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:19 pm (UTC)
I know exactly how you feel.

*HUGS*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:20 pm (UTC)
Not the worst place for dreams I suppose.
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[User Picture]From: rochellestarr
2008-12-01 06:13 am (UTC)
I hope the waitress spit on the beauty queens bagel.

I would.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:21 pm (UTC)
Right? lol
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-12-01 07:58 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-01 10:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, college is probably one of the steppingstones on the way to those dreams anyway, yeah? :)

And seriously.
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[User Picture]From: artwhoreforhire
2008-12-01 10:05 pm (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: 1happygirl
2008-12-02 02:52 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-12-02 07:28 pm (UTC)
*nod* Those sound like wise deferrances.
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