In My Minds Eye

Sitting Under the Tree I Daydream. In my minds eye, I dream of a day without pain…. A day that I’m not afraid…. A day that I don’t have to choose the best medicine with the least amount of serious side effects. I dream of a rewarding career with energy and fulfillment. I dream of being whole instead of broken.

I dream of a wonderful man who will love me unconditionally… A man that will wash the dishes while I dry… A man that will stir while I chop. I don’t need grand gestures of romance with baubles. I dream of a man to watch a movie with, Someone to cuddle close during the dark of night. It’s the simplest of pleasures really, a hand to hold and the loneliness to end. It’s harder that it seems to find that special someone but I can dream.

I dream of a day when I can listen to the waves wash against the shore… To gather shells and rocks… And a loving man to walk along the shore hand in hand.

I dream of traveling to beautiful destinations with a caring companion to share the experience… The Eiffel Tower sparkling in the night … The white beaches of Santorini… A coin to toss at Trevi Fountain… Walking the pink beaches of Hawaii… Green and purple Northern Lights dancing in the night sky… Sunsets of lavender and tangerine with the illusive green flash as the sun hits the horizon.

I dream of a day playing outside with my grandkids. A day where the sun shines and the leaves are beautiful colors of yellow, orange and red. A day where laughter is our only agenda.

I dream of growing old gracefully with a special man at my side… living our older years together… Remembering happy times gone by… Faded memories left to ponder.

I dream of a place that is safe from fear, from harm, and from loneliness. I dream of days that I’m not haunted by past mistakes… where forgiveness comes easily. I dream of peace.

My dreams are simple yet so hard to find for life isn’t always as it’s planned and we must play the game as written from above. Dreams aren’t always what they seem but I’ll go on dreaming of a life worth living… And a love that’s everlasting.

Michele Palermo

Michele is a retired registered nurse who spent 15 years in Emergency Medicine. That's where she learned there's a fragility to life. Diagnosed with lupus, after going through a divorce, taught her to be a survivor instead of a victim. With her career shortened by illness she turned to books. She fell in love with the written word as a young child. To her, words convey emotion. Her new passion is writing. As an aspiring author, she hopes to inspire others on this roller coaster called life.

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