How Building a Dream is like Building a Castle


Building a dream is like building a castle
It’s mystifying,

but it takes eons to build and
all of the sweat
the sleepless nights
the doubters
the financial burden
makes it just a dream for some

for others, it is the final paradise
they will find architects and builders
who are so willing and supportive of giving their life
to this castle
that they will break their bones and rip their hair in the process
because they know that the finished castle will be a
ravishing home to live in

and once that castle is built,
the walls will echo the stories of the burdens placed on the builders
the light from the windows will radiate so intensely
the ceilings will extend close to the skies
the castle will feel so near to god
that the castle will become its residents’ religion

but those who live in this castle must protect it greatly
because those who observe the outsides of the castle will be in
so enamored by it, that their jealousy will throw cannonballs at its walls
but a good builder would be prepared, knowing ashes would accumulate around the castle
so they built the walls out of the strongest stones they could find
and all they had left to protect through the blasts were

it is at this point that
a person feels the euphoric serenity
of bruising themselves so badly
just to live forever in this castle

This is the ultimate garden of Eden.