Monday, May 9, 2011

Dreaming with a Hairbrush Microphone

Every morning (or should I say middle of the night?) between 2:30 and 3:30 am-ish, a quote gets delivered via email to my phone. I always look forward to reading each day's positive message that I signed up to receive from Sometimes I read them in the middle of the night if I wake up and it's one of those nights. Other times, they have to wait until a more normal wake up time (at least for my normal).

A few days ago, one of these delivered messages struck a strong chord with me. It said:

Those that are succeeding and are thrilled and joyful
in the unfolding will often tell you
"I've dreamed this since I was little. I imagined it. I pretended it,
I used to practice with the hairbrush pretending it was a microphone."
Purity is the alignment of energy. Doesn't matter what
anybody else thinks about anything. It only matters
what you think about it.
- Abraham

For me, being a writer (or more especially a published author) is what I've dreamed about since I was little. I distinctly remember one time sitting in my room and leaning against the frame of my closet (hmm...imagine that...). I was half in, half out, since I also had a little bookshelf with my writing things and treasures on it inside that closet. I was writing a story in a spiral bound notebook. I couldn't tell you what that story was even about. But, I sat there writing and thinking of how someday I would be published. I'd be a famous author, I also thought. Because when you're a kid, there are no limits.

I'm sure my stories have changed so much since then. Many of those stories from then couldn't be published because they were forced in what I wrote. I didn't have the life experiences that I have today to base my stories on. But, what was important, was that I was writing. I wrote a lot. And, I enjoyed it immensely.

So now, as the quote said, I'm succeeding and thrilled and joyful at the unfolding of my dream. I think positive, joyful thoughts about the success of my book (still have to have that dream of being famous). The unfolding of my dream makes me constantly smile. I'm living my dream with my hairbrush microphone. And, once again, I'm writing more and more. And, I'm still enjoying it immensely. What are you doing with your hairbrush microphone?


  1. Interesting! I once thought I would be an author, but I realized I wasn't a writer as I never actually wrote anything. Good for you! The only dream I remember from childhood is of being a king or an emporer (I spelled that wrong... I can tell but too lazy to look it up)... those didn't work out so much. But I do love what I do now and that's really about as good as it can get in this life I think!

  2. I dreamed of being famous...a singer or an actress...I practiced constantly and much to everyone's amusement or annoyance....I would rig up speakers to the tape player and blast Cat Stevens and James Taylor out the window in our house in the woods while my parents were out feeding the chickens or cutting wood or gardening and I would sing along...thinking that this was something they truly appreciated in their dull work day!!
    This was all run on battery...I think D batteries to be exact...when they got low my Dad would put them on the wood stove...heat apparently made them recharge...not sure there is any science behind that...
    Wait a minute I just realized "I want to write a book too!" (wouldn't that piss my snobby sister who went to Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts and some fancy girls college in NYC....that I'm forgetting the name of!!! She thinks she is so smart......not feeling bitter at all!!!!


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