April 14, 2018

It’s been a long road…

I woke up this morning from a dream, about my past, present and it was about work.  It felt so real to me, that when I woke up, I was a little disoriented, so much so, I almost picked up the phone and called my workplace to see if I was indeed needed the way the dream had been telling me I was.  Fortunately, I didn’t, as they would have thought I was out of my gourd.  Which of course has nothing to do with this entry, just making an observation about my morning.

My girl and I are separated by distance.  Not a huge distance, actually in the last several months, through an effort by her, the distance has been shrunk by about 3 hours of driving.  I think she’s in a better situation now, being away from a whole host of negative influences and she has a brighter future ahead of her.  Better job, better prospects in many ways, but as with anything like that, you have to keep the ball rolling towards the future that one wants to build together.  I’ve been listening to my playlists on Spotify, and one song hammered that home for me a little more.  It was used as the theme for the television show Star Trek: Enterprise.

It’s been a long road
Getting from there to here
It’s been a long time
But (our) time is finally near

It’s a powerful start to the song, but it really speaks to me of the time that we’ve spent in our lives, before finding one another, and then the time that we both spent afterward, as we were working out the kinks, finding common ones and building a relationship, even one that had a few nicks in it after some speed bumps.

It’s been a long night
Trying to find my way
Been through the darkness
Now I finally have my day

And I will see my dream come alive at last
I will touch the sky
And they’re not gonna hold me down no more
No they’re not gonna change my mind.

Rather hard to put a better spin on that than what it already says. We’ve been through the darkness, we’re going to touch the sky, it’s our due. Just looking towards the future and seeing what we can build together to get it. Our dreams are going to be built, and no one’s going to be changing our mind. This is for us. I’ve spent too many years waiting, and saying ‘next year’.

Cause I’ve got faith of the heart
I’m going where my heart will take me
I’ve got faith to believe
I can do anything
I’ve got strength of the soul
No one’s going to bend nor break me
I can reach any star
I’ve got faith
Faith of the heart

I’m going to leave that as it is. Call it the text version of a mic drop.

It’s been a long road…