Photo - late afternoon sun shining through the clouds.
Life is filled with ups and down and no one ever said it would be easy or fair . . . this I've learned after many years of wishful thinking.
I'm sure that some time in every one's life they've been duped or mislead. And, come on admit it, at one time we all believed in Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy.
There is nothing wrong with having a bit of fantasy in our lives so I certainly understand those who strongly believe in aliens from outer space, ghosts, vampires, werewolves and even mermaids. Imagination is a wonderful thing as long as it isn't carried to extremes, it gives us a respite from the mundane tediousness of everyday life.
photo- dark afternoon clouds part enough for brilliant sun to shine through like a beacon.
I recall a friend of my mother's, mom always said that Eleanor was off her rocker. Eleanor believed wholeheartedly in aliens and that she herself was a descendant of them. Was I one to scoff and try to burst her fantasy bubble? No way. The woman was in her early 80's let her have her fantasies, as long as they made her happy and didn't hurt anyone.
As for myself, I'm afraid I'm a bit of a cynic. I've gotten to the point that if I don't see it with my own eyes I tend to dismiss it. However I always leave just a tiny space for doubt.
UFOs ? Never saw one . . . though I have seen airplanes, helicopters , balloons and even those paper sacks with a candle under them called "Sky Lanterns" (often used for ethnic celebrations like Cinco de Mayo or a Quinceañera) . Yet I cannot believe that we are alone and unique in this vast, infinate space that we know as our universe.
I also have not seen ghosts . . . though I have heard our house ominously creak, crack, snap and pop late at night (could the spirits be trying to tell me something?). As for a world of magic and make-believe? Well, there I'm like Fox Mulder; I Want To Believe . . . but...
Photo - Every cloud has a silver lining.
May all your fantasies be pleasant and happy ones. Dream on my dear friends, dream on. :)