Originally uploaded by antje b.
... is that some are just out of your reach. Making them real wouldn't only depend on you but on any number of factors outside your control, and no amount of willing them along will clear the obstacles. It is important to realise when that is the case and to be able to let them go.
It is painful, sometimes it feels like without this one dream, there is nothing left to live for, but as we say in Germany: better an end with horror than horror without an end.
To be able to move on, one needs to lay the broken ones to rest and start dreaming again...