Rapunzel: I’ve been looking out of a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what I might feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it’s not everything I dreamed it would be?
Flynn Rider: It will be.
Rapunzel: And what if it is? What do I do then?
Flynn Rider: Well,that’s the good part I guess. You get to go find a new dream.
– from the movie Tangled
A wise man once said that the “end of a journey marks the beginning of another”. Dreams have a way of possessing your thoughts, something that seems nice slowly get entagled with feelings and emotions; Before long you are getting all worked up about something that was just a passing thought at one moment.
In my semi interesting life so far, I have had the pleasure of watching quite a few of my long awaited dreams come true. While most of them have been wonderful experiences, that would be hard to forget; there have also been a fair share of disappointments.
But there have been two moments that were very dear to me. One of them I waited for a better part of five years to happen and the other I waited for almost two years. The interesting thing was that I waited for both moments with very different mindsets, yet as the moments came past I remember distinctly realizing what they meant. And just like Rapunzel I feared if the wait was a waste.
In one of the cases it was. I simply stood by and watched the moment pass. In many regards I didnt even know what I was expecting to happen. But once past there was this spectacular sense of freedom. I still cant explain it but that seemingly ordinary turn of events, changed me.
In the other case, the result was a million times more fabulous than I ever expected. I got a lot more from the moment than I ever thought I deserved and even to this day I see traces of the after effects of that moment.
Another wise man once said “Happiness is in the journey not in the destination”. I believe that when you have had a momentous journey to your destination, your destination will never disappoint you.
Sometimes we are so caught up in thinking how the destination will feel like that we forget the beauty of the journey…
I believe that Rapunzel would have been happy no matter how beautiful the lanterns made the night sky, coz her journey till there had already been unforgettable.