Per aspera ad astra!

They say that the subconscious mind can’t tell truth from fiction, and it is in reliance upon this that I’ve spent the weekend creating a website about a dare that some might call crazy, ridiculous, unrealistic, silly, or – well, they’d be wrong. So says my subconscious. I mean, who would have thought, at the dawn of the 20th Century, that men really would set foot on the moon before the century was over? Who truly imagined, in the mid-1970s, that the PC would one day be ubiquitous, or that a cheap pocket calculator would contain more computing power than the mainframes used to run an entire university’s accounting and student records programs in the 1980s?

I don’t want to hear about “realistic.” I want to dream big dreams. Don’t you? Here’s to all of us, reaching for the stars, achieving our goals and our big dreams.

I was gratified, yesterday, when Mitch wrote to me, after adding his bio page, that “This thing just became real…if you know what I mean.”

That’s the idea.

I’m thrilled to announce that Marian Allen will be joining us in the Dare – I’ve managed to twist her arm without breaking it. I threatened to yell awful things like, “Nanny, nanny boo boo, ya big chicken!” until she agreed to throw her hat in the ring. Not that that influenced her unduly, or anything – I think it was when I said, “I’ll send Godzilla to munch on your geraniums!” that she finally caved.

She asked if I was collecting Allens. Or people with the initials M.A. It’s an interesting notion  to ponder, I suppose. I also have a thing for the number “3.” And now there are three of us. Coincidence?

I think not.


10 Responses to “Per aspera ad astra!”

  1. mitch

    Buzz Light year would have loved that phrase, had he not dropped out of high school to save that Sad Sack Woody.

    I think this is a great idea! To think, someone’s award has lead us to pursue another. Sadly, for so many people who through out casual remarks, reality never materializes from the ether. Those folks are missing out – wondering where all the so-called magic has gone from this world.

    So, here we go, right? I’m glad to see Marian here. Her presence will be a gentle reminder for me to do another one of her excellent prompts.


    mitch would be over the moon if you read A Moment For MelindaMy Profile

  2. Alan says:

    I find myself contemplating the difference between Allens and Alans. And the blog header image above is depicted perfectly today. Life is strange, Holly.
    Alan would be over the moon if you read Just Friends (Not Just Facebook Friends)My Profile

    • I’m glad the universe has decided to be kind and display things as they should be, Alan! You’re right – there are an awful lot of Allens/Alans in my life right now. I wonder… is there some miraculous, futuristic scientific principle with the name Allen or Alan in it that perhaps I ought to be writing about?

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