I’m Working On A Dream
Posted on December 3, 2011
“Talk about a dream, try to make it real”
- Bruce Springsteen
The greatest of all the dreams of my youth, to see Bruce Springsteen live in concert, is something which has sustained me through my darkest moments, accompanied me through my happiest times, and remained constant in an ever changing world, and an ever changing state of being. Despite prolonged adversity, the profound variation of dreams versus reality, my feelings of morality and how they conflict with my perception of the world – and systems – around me, my love of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, their love, their music, remains stronger than the gravity which keeps me bound to my chair.
In the same way that God is omnipresent, so too is Bruce Springsteen. I hold a deep and very personal relationship with his music, yet my love for him, his band, and their music is something which is shared by people the world over – every fan has their own personal relationship with Springsteen & the E Street Band. Yet despite the profound spectrum of relationships which people have with The Boss, we are all united by our shared love of his music.
As Springsteen himself says in his 1978 hit, “Darkness on the Edge of Town”, to achieve our dreams we must “talk about a dream, try to make it real”. Talking about dreams is something which I do often, pursuing them is something which I dedicate my life to, but actually achieving them is something which I don’t often have the joy of experiencing. However…
… On Thursday, December 1st 2011, at 9am, one of my dreams became a reality. For it was at that moment that I refreshed my computer screen to find myself able to purchase the tickets for my first ever Springsteen Concert. Something which made that moment not only eternally special, but also magical, was that it was during the legendary Sax solo of Clarence Clemons during “Jungleland” that the tickets became available. Goes to show the power of love and music combined. Thanks, Big Man.
For years I have dreamt about the moment I would finally get to see him live, to share in the communion that is his tours, his concerts. As President Barack Obama once said, “It’s no wonder that his tours are not so much concerts, but communions”.
For years I have talked about my dream, tried to make it real, but now my dream is a reality. The tickets are on their way, bringing with them the promise of an experience above anything I have had in my life so far. At that moment, everything will make sense. Dreams really do come true!
See you in 2012, Boss.
In the mean time, I am practicing my best