What this doesn’t do, and what any statement of poetic intention doesn’t do, can’t do, is to do it for you. That’s the cosmic rub and always will be the burning question. Are you going to take up the heavy mantel of this challenge or just acknowledge the pretty interesting nature of the timeless thing before you? Look, I’m not trying to say this makes anything any easier for you, it doesn’t. But so much of what you contribute to this life rests on your honest answer, your next final move, your free-form willingness to try something, and I also think we should as human people demand something altogether positively hopeful in return. Something like respect for the struggle. Something like community in the wilderness. Something akin to kindness in our dealings with others. Something like love overall. If possible. If not, at least we can say we tried.
So if you are going to ask me to deserve my dream, I am going to ask you to believe I already do. By doing this we will help each other to succeed in the long run, even if most of the real work has to still be done individually. I can accept that responsibility gladly. Be on my side, I’ll be on your side. I think Neil Young said that. Again, I get where he is coming from. It’s a statement of hope as much as a statement of being and it doesn’t replace living it out, nothing does, but having it in our minds can only do us good.