Hopes and Dreams


Hey kid,

It's been a while, hasn't it? I know a lot has happened. I know a lot has changed. But, somehow, you haven't - have you? 

...I'm not insulting you, kid. Hell, if anything; I'm relieved.

Look, it's not that I didn't believe in you - it's not that I thought you were going to fail. It's just... well, the sad truth is, kid - humans can hear us a lot easier when they're younger. And I don't know what happens in between - I don't know what causes the world to tell them, "those things talking to you all that time ago WEREN'T REAL."

For the life of me, I don't know why we're suddenly labeled 'imaginary'.

You know, I'm pretty sure... I'm pretty sure a lot of people out there still don't think we're real. But, hey - you're one of the exceptions, aren't ya, kid? How else would we be having this conversation?

How else would you be able to still hear me?

...Do me a favor, kid. Since it's obvious our dialogue won't be ending anytime soon, there's something I want you to do: be a vessel, will ya? Go out there and show them what's possible. Show them where passion takes a person. Show them what real determination means. Show them there's a light for even the darkest of times. Show them what it means to have hopes and dreams. 

Because In case you haven't figured it out by now - in case you're still pretending it isn't coming true - this story really isn't about you. it's about everyone.

This is everyone's story, kid. You're just the domino.

Kid, I know it's hard. And I know that right now...? Right now, especially, it feels lonely most of the time. But, one day - one person at a time - you're gonna start to see it. You're gonna start to waking people up.

You're going to show them... show them...

...show them we're still real.